Hey everyone! The last time that you heard about this blanket I was editing the pattern, choosing a name and finding pattern testers. After receiving so many amazing name suggestions, I decided to name it the Little Pretzels Blanket, and it is now officially on my Ravelry! Read the whole post for a coupon code!
It was so hard for me to pick which name I wanted for my first pattern, but I decided to go with my gut and choose the name that I first thought of when I saw the pattern that was forming. I posted one the the photos to a Facebook group called Crochet Addict (an extremely helpful and encouraging group for crocheters) and I got an overwhelming response of names! Some of my favorites suggestions were: Baby Bridges, Winter Ice, and Baby Lattice. I ultimately decided to not go with a ‘baby’ title because the blanket can easily be converted into a larger blanket, and I include details about that in the pattern.
I feel like some of the best things in life happen when you are not expecting them, and the same can be said for this pattern. I fully did not expect to make a pretzel pattern when I picked up my yarn and began fiddling with it. Nor did I expect for the repeats and design to work out so easily; I literally created and tweaked this pattern over the course of two days. I started out creating a swatch, knowing that I wanted to create a blanket with an open, loopy look. The hardest part for me was actually writing out the pattern and typing it up in an easy to read way.
I also looked for pattern testers in the Crochet Addict group on Facebook! After careful consideration I picked six wonderful people to test the pattern. My pattern testers were great! They tested the pattern for me in many different yarns, one used a bulky yarn, one used a cake and someone else used a camo, quick color changing yarn. All of the blankets came out looking great and it makes me so happy knowing that this pattern can really work with any type of yarn. My testers also took great pictures, responded to my messages quickly and gave me great feedback. If you were one of my testers, thank you so much!
So Where is the Pattern?
If you would like to try this pattern out for yourself, you can find it on my Ravelry page using this link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-pretzels-baby-blanket
To thank you for reading this blog post I am offering a one month promotion for my patterns using the coupon code: blogreader. You will receive 1$ off my blanket pattern, meaning that it will only cost .99 cents from Oct. 11 – Nov. 11.
I will also be coming out with two more patterns, one being a hat and the other one a Christmas decoration later this month so stay tuned! I will most likely announce the new patterns on my Instagram first so if you would like to be one of the first to know you can find my Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/wishingonayarnball/
My blanket and I!