In my haste to get this little blanket posted off to it’s new home I neglected to photograph it with a border. My sister’s friend welcomed her baby into the world somewhat earlier than expected and I just decided that I wanted to make her a blanket. Blankets help, yes? Or at least they make me feel like I’m doing something helpful.
Anyway, it’s Stylecraft Special dk as usual (all my blankets that I give away are Stylecraft, particularly for babies as it’s washable and hardwearing but also nice and soft.) using a 4mm hook. I didn’t know whether the baby was a boy or a girl (it turns out, a little tiny baby girl) so I just went for a bit of everything. It reminds me of a little box of water colour paints.
I used: Violet, Lavender, Turquoise, Aster, Denim (1st column),
Fondant, Magenta, Sherbet, Cloud Blue, Aspen (2nd column),
Pomegranate, Spice, Saffron, Spring Green, Meadow (3rd column)
and then repeated the colours in mirror order. The outer colour is cream.
The squares were a bit bulgey in places once joined together, I think I was trying to make them very quickly and I sacrificed a bit on quality (bad crocheter) but they straightened out ok with a border. For that I just did a few rounds in Cream, and then a round each in htr stitches of Saffron, Spice and Pomegranate. I did the border once I knew baby was a girl :-)
I really like the look of the solid colours surrounded by cream, I am tempted to do a biiiiiiig version with more colours and more squares. At some point. Perhaps. Or maybe just think about it!
EDIT: Forgot to say that I was inspired by this blanket, which is far more detailed, pretty and better executed than mine.