Alternative Baby Blanket

imageIn my last post I showed you my Gaudi inspired project that was going to be a blanket for a friend’s new  baby girl due next month.

I liked the wavy ripple pattern & colours so much that I have decided to keep it & make it into a wrap for myself & so I needed to find another newborn gift.

It took a while but finally decided on a soft chunky blanket that will double as a play mat (I needed something  quick to make too)!

I chose Bernat Baby Blanket yarn which is super chunky, lovely & squishyly soft & lightweight. It’s machine washable & dries quickly too, so very practical.  

   
 I decided on a modern colour palette & simple stripe pattern using dc throughout. I used a size 10 crochet hook & a foundation chain of 60 stitches. The 2 main Colours were cream & sand with a pink multi yarn for the stripe. I did 3 rows each in the 2 main colours separated by 1 row of the multi yarn. I used 2 big balls of the main colours & carried on with the pattern  til they ran out & then made an edging with the pink – one row dc then another (dc,ch1) all around – gives a sort of gentle frilly edge. It’s big enough to be used as a pram blanket or a comfy floor mat.

    

I had enough leftover yarn to make a little cocoon/ bowl

  
 Hope they like it:) 

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