Linda Thomas has always loved Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” When she discovered the baby version, “Oh Baby, Go Baby,” she was inspired to crochet a blanket to match the book’s colorful cover.
Linda’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket is currently available as a free pattern on Raverly (through May 15)! Using mostly double crochets, the blanket is a large circle worked from the center out. Six shades of Berroco Modern Cotton are alternated throughout the pattern to create vibrant rings of color. It’s a quick and easy pattern that makes a great baby gift, especially when you pair it with the book!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am the co-owner of a boutique yarn shop, Lucky Ewe Yarn, in New Braunfels, Texas. We specialize in designing our own patterns and creating kits that include yarn and pattern to make it easy for customers to select a project.
How long have you been crocheting?
I have been crocheting since I was 10 years old. After many baby blankets and a dozen “Love Story” hats with flowers, I gave up. Crochet patterns were dated and boring. In the last few years, I have witnessed a resurgence of crochet. Young people have revived the craft and taken it to a new level.
How did you decide on the yarn?
I think Modern Cotton is the perfect yarn to use in many of the new patterns that I see on Ravelry and Pinterest. It’s not too heavy and the colors are fashion forward. Not to mention that it is super soft – the perfect blend of cotton and rayon. Someone asked me if the blanket was made of silk!
Anything else you wanted to share about this project?
I have given this book as a present to graduating high school students for years. A friend of mine suggested that it would also be a great present for babies. Many of her friends purchased the book when their children were young then had special teachers from each grade sign the book. The signed book became a perfect present for a graduating senior.