Simple Stroller Blanket

Pattern: Simple Stroller Blanket, by Sara Gresbach (free Ravelry pattern)

Yarn: any bulky yarn works (see my notes for substituting yarn below)

Needles: US size 11 / 8.0 mm

One of the items Nest Maine needs in abundance this season is stroller blankets. Simple and small, stroller blankets are perfect for wrapping around little ones who are out in the frigid temps in their strollers (and car seats) during winter months.

For families without permanent housing, much of the daytime hours are spent outside moving from place to place, which means if there's little ones in the family, they're spending time outside everyday in freezing weather - often without blankets to keep them warm. A simple stroller blanket, smaller even than a crib blanket, can help keep these little ones snug and cozy, and provide comfort, security, and stability in a time of constant change.

Don't have any bulky yarn, but want to make stroller blankets? Just hold some worsted weight double!! That's right, if you grab two strands of worsted weight yarn and hold them together, you've got yourself bulky weight yarn! This is a great way to use up stash yarn and make some fun color combinations for these blankets!