Sarita Kumar spent a lot of time on bed rest during her two pregnancies, but she made the best of it by learning to knit and later, crochet. She mostly crochets now, using her skills to make creative toys and gifts for family and friends.
Sarita’s Toothless Dragon Graphgan is an adorable colorwork baby blanket crocheted in Berroco Comfort. Using a graph of the dragon image, it can be worked in single crochet – resulting in a smaller square that could be pieced together to make a bigger blanket – or double crochet like Sarita’s sample blanket. You could change up the colors and really have fun with customization. The pattern is available for free on her blog.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Sarita is my nom de plume and means “river.” In my real life, I am a professor of economics, and I enjoy living in Michigan with my husband, our two kids and dog.
How did you come up with this design?
One of my colleagues is about to have her first grandson. His father (my colleague’s son) is an avid Star Wars and How to Train Your Dragon fan. I came up with the design because I knew that he would treasure it forever, regardless of whether the baby likes it or not.
How did you decide on the yarn?
My local yarn store carries a variety of yarn. I wanted something washable, affordable and yet, soft. That’s how I selected [Berroco Comfort] for this project.
What’s your favorite thing about crochet?
It keeps me grounded and allows me to unwind and relax, regardless of how hectic my day has been. It is my favorite way to spend time with myself!