I have finally finished the baby blanket I was crocheting for our baby nephew on the way! I really enjoyed making this one up. It came together really quickly in terms of total number of hours spent hooking, it just took me a while as my time is at a premium these days! I am really happy with how it turned out and the mum and dad-to-be seemed to like it too!
So some of the technical details for those who wish to know…
The yarn I used is Creative Cotton by Rico Design, (you might remember I mentioned my stash here). I used four colours from my stash, White 80, Light Yellow 63, Light Blue 32 and Turquoise 36. The blanket took approximately one and a half 50g balls of each colour.
The blanket is made out of granny squares, plain 3 round squares and bigger multi-coloured squares that centre on a circle. The bigger squares are based on a pattern I found at Le monde de Sucrette a lovely crochet blog, you can find the graphic pattern here. I merely increased the square size by adding a few more rounds of granny trebles(UK).
I joined all the squares together by slip stitching in the back loops only, if you aren’t sure what I mean by this Lucy has a brilliant tutorial over at Attic24, find it here. The border consists of four rounds of granny clusters and one round of doubles(UK) in each stitch. See, wonderfully simple!
The blanket took on a really nice feel and weight and I was almost sad to give it away! Almost, but I’m sure my little nephew will love it more.
Even better I have some beautiful new yarn which is just begging to be hooked up and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Hope you have had a good start to the week and that you are having less rain and more sunshine than we are down in the gloomy south east!
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P.S. You might have noticed I am in the midst of changing the design of the blog, starting with my masthead. I wanted something with a slightly lighter, less serious feel but I’m still not sure about it. Your comments would be greatly appreciated!