Let me begin by saying that this snuggie wrap blanket (not to be confused with a snuggie) is my favorite baby project to date. It was inexpensive, not too time consuming, and only a little frustrating, which is more than I can say for the everything bag. Another one of Amy Butler's designs from her book Little Stitches for Little Ones, it was much easier than the bag and I wouldn't hesitate to make another.
I lured Matt down Route 2 by telling him we could go to Harbor Freight Tools if he would join me at Joann's. When we arrived I convinced him to pick out the fabric... I figure he should have some say in this child's accessories since I've basically been choosing everything. I think the dinosaurs are pretty cute considering the usual selection available.
The blanket features a tie that slides through two button holes at the back for securing the baby once he or she is wrapped up inside.
It's lined in fleece for extra warmth and cuddliness...
and the hood is just plain adorable, or at least it will be once there's a baby's head inside of it. I made the 0-3 month size and I'm planning on making one in the 3-6 month size for later use, but next time I'll pick out the fabric... maybe some of Alexander Henry's spotted owls! We'll see what the next couple of months allow for.