I feel like I have been working on this blanket forever! But earlier this month my friend's new arrival was born so now that my creation is safely with its new owner, baby Madeline, I can finally share some pics.
The wool I chose was Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. It is a really soft wool, perfect for the job and there are some very vibrant colours. I didn't want to make the blanket too pastel and babyish, so went for quite bright colours to make it a bit different. The wool itself is quite expensive, but is certainly worth it for a special project and for a gift.
The blanket is just a simple granny square design, using 3 main colours and I decided upon a square shape of 4 by 4, with 4 different squares.
I joined the squares in the traditional way to get the nice ridge between each square, I like this detail on granny blankets. I then added a pretty edge. I started with a row all the way round in single crochet in the purple, then I added a row of bright green and then a scalloped edge again in the purple. I really like the pop of bright green I think it finishes it off well.
Here is a full view of the finished blanket right before I wrapped it up and posted it off to Maddy to keep snuggly and warm in these freezing temperatures.
Have you posted any pics of crochet or crafty projects recently? Do send me links in the comments below, would love to see...