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Jun 18, 2019 06:41:33   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
What a bunch of lovely helpful people here, bless you!
 
Jun 18, 2019 06:46:13   #
sdvrn
 
I make many baby blankets, but i don't make them 36X36, I generally make them closer to 32X32. 800 yds should be enough for that, but it will be close. If you want to make it 36X36 my suggestion would be to find a matching color and make a chevron blanket with several narrow stripes on each end, to give you the extra yardage you need. Or make separate squares and sew them together, you could use up some "left overs" and randomly put in a few colors here and there.
Jun 18, 2019 06:46:38   #
sdvrn
 
I make many baby blankets, but i don't make them 36X36, I generally make them closer to 32X32. 800 yds should be enough for that, but it will be close. If you want to make it 36X36 my suggestion would be to find a matching color and make a chevron blanket with several narrow stripes on each end, to give you the extra yardage you need. Or make separate squares and sew them together, you could use up some "left overs" and randomly put in a few colors here and there.
Jun 18, 2019 08:20:19   #
CherylH
 
Jimmy Beans Wool has a yarn calculator. (jimmybeanswool.com). You plug in the values - type of article, size, and yarn wt and it gives you an approximate number of yards needed. It’s not exact as it’s based on stockinette stitch I believe, and some stitch patterns require more yarn, and you may have to adjust for your gauge, but it’s a good starting point.

According to Jimmy Beans you would need 1106 yds of worsted wt yarn to do a 36x36 blanket.

A 24x30 stroller size would be 614 yds.

A 28x36 lap size would be 860 yds.

Hope this helps🙂
Jun 18, 2019 09:05:35   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
Loops and Threads is a lovely yarn.
I would check on Ravelry.com. And add the yardage to the filter and see what options you have.
I think I would stay with a very plain pattern since the yarn has colors. St definitions can be lost.
Maybe a simple basket weave ?
Others have already made great suggestions.
Good luck
Jun 18, 2019 09:22:58   #
mathrox (a regular here)
 
Hospitals have refused to take open work baby blankets ... aside from broken fingers, IV's catch and rip out. I use a closed stitch when I crochet them.
 
Jun 18, 2019 09:23:13   #
mathrox (a regular here)
 
Hospitals have refused to take open work baby blankets ... aside from broken fingers, IV's catch and rip out. I use a closed stitch when I crochet them.
Jun 18, 2019 10:35:43   #
magaknits
 
betty boivin wrote:
What a bunch of lovely helpful people here, bless you!


My thoughts exactly!😊
Jun 18, 2019 16:47:28   #
susandkline (a regular here)
 
sdvrn wrote:
I make many baby blankets, but i don't make them 36X36, I generally make them closer to 32X32. 800 yds should be enough for that, but it will be close. If you want to make it 36X36 my suggestion would be to find a matching color and make a chevron blanket with several narrow stripes on each end, to give you the extra yardage you need. Or make separate squares and sew them together, you could use up some "left overs" and randomly put in a few colors here and there.


Similar to my thought which is to make the blanket 30"x36". The suggestion to use a contrasting yarn for a border is also a good one. Baby blankets are no longer considered safe for crib use, but new mothers find many other uses for them.
Jun 18, 2019 21:52:32   #
arch.knitty
 
I would knit and not crochet it since 50% more yarn is needed to crochet. I would weigh the yarn and use half of it on a C2C and see how far you get. If not enough you could run a stripe of a different color in the same brand down the middle. I do this all the time and it works beautifully!
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