Baby Blanket Pattern

I am C-O-U-N-T-I-N-G the days until our first granddaughter is born. May 15th is the due date. I’ve heard so many people say how “wonderful” it is to be a grandparent. What they tell me is that “You get all the fun without any of the work”! I am R-E-A-D-Y! This big question has been what do I want my grandchildren to call me? Both of my grandmothers were “granny” and while that was endearing as a child, it is not what I would like to be called. Debbie has deemed herself “Grammy” which I love, but  it is taken by Deb, so “Grammy” is out. Oh, the privileges of being the firstborn/oldest. There are a lot things that you get to do first… old age. I can’t joke about that too much since I’m only 2.5 years younger than Deb. So what do I want to be called? MeMaw! When Landon, our youngest, was little, we took a trip to Disneyland and my Mom met us there. Landon was just learning to talk and couldn’t say Grandma. When she walked into the hotel lobby, he saw her and yelled loudly for everyone to hear MEMA! and ran to give her a big hug! It stuck, all the kids quickly changed over to calling her Mema. I considered Gran for a while, but I always come back to Mema, so Mema it is.

One of the first things this Mema has done is crochet a blanket for baby girl. She is called baby girl because Kaitlynn and Dan have not been able to agree on a name. I think they may be one of those couples that bring the baby home without a name!

I found this stitch and loved how simple yet pretty it is. Rachel from Crochet Spot gives an excellent photo tutorial to get you started.


I lOVE how this turned out. Best part is I could do this stitch in my sleep! No counting needed and it always ends up even at the end of every row. I’ve already started another blanket for my nephew (yes you will see it later). By changing the colors, (I’m using dark blue, light blue and white) the stitch and blanket have a completely different look!

I’m “hooked”…….This Pin TOTALLY ROCKS!

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  1. I love the purple and pink… really beautiful…

  2. Thanks so much, great tutorial and crochet stitch.!

  3. You guys are hilarious!! So glad I found your blog! I’m a gramma as well (4 yr.old & 2 1/2 yr.old). I wouldn’t worry about what you would like to be called..they will name you!! We’ve been Nama (she was quite young when she started talking) and Tampa LOL! It started out as Sampa..derivation of “it’s grandpa”..then changed to Tampa. Our little grandson just fell in line! We just love our names and our grandkids!
    P.S. Why are all the pictures in your blogs so elongated? Can’t even make out how they should look. I’ve never had this problem before. Help!

  4. When my husband and I were due to become grandparents we also wondered what we should be called. We decided on the traditional Grandpa & Grandma, but that’s not how it turned out. I had quit work to take care of “Snuggie” when she was 6 weeks old (and her sister “Snook” came along 2 yrs later) so we were together 4 days a week. One vacation when “Snuggie” was abt 15 mos old I had gone into the airport restroom and when I came out she yelled “GaGa” at the top of her lungs. Everyone around was laughing and that was when I became GaGa. They have changed it to Gammy now, not Grammy. As for my husband, “Snuggie” came running down the hall as he came home after work and attached herself to his leg saying PaPa…PaPa…PaPa. He is still PaPa. Love our Adorables!

    • Hi Karen!

      I love the story of how your sweet granddaughter decided you would be Gammy and your husband became PaPa! Grandchildren are the simply the best, thank you so much for sharing with us, Tracy


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