I crochet this doll blanket for my g-daughter in spare moments in the car or in any waiting room. If I get this finished on time, then I will start an Auburn doll/bear/dog blanket in blue and orange for my grandson's stuffed animals. The pink blanket needs about four more rounds, a round of single crochet and a shell stitch around the edge. It is cheap acrylic yarn--sturdy.
When I was eight-years-old, I learned to crochet in 4-H. I suppose now-a-days little girls don't want to learn this art.
My skill level--very low
I can crochet a chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet--that's it. Ooops, shell stitch and picot, too. For a blanket I just make a granny square until it is large enough for a baby blanket (3 ft) or a doll blanket (18 inches). Both are made for gifts.
This blanket will only be about 12" because it is a tiny doll, second hand, that I am giving her. Mainly, I am tired of crocheting.
My daughter would beg me to make one for her little friend every time she was invited to a birthday party.
In 4-H I made a beanie. It is somewhere around here! I don't like increasing and decreasing, but I can do it. It is impossible for me to make anything that calls for going back and forth--sad sight. Scarves are out. I have absolutely zero desire to make an afghan from little granny squares.
Yeah, I know I am not Mrs. Claus, but she must be just as busy.
The yarn bag
The bag is one from my bag stash. It is roomy enough for two skeins of yarn. I pulled them out for this picture. Otherwise, they are further down in the bag. Did you see the pair of nail clippers attached to the handle, just to the right of the white skein? Nail clippers don't poke or cut on their own. Plus, a chain through the hole in the clippers keeps them from getting lost, and they are always at the top of the bag.
Are you giving crocheted items as gifts? How skilled are you? Blankets are my "specialty." (actually, the only thing I crochet) What is your specialty?