This blanket is for our friends who are visiting from England. Actually it's for their anticipated granddaughter who is due in July. The mother picked blue because she's decorating the nursery in navy blue. it finished to about 33" square.
This is my second gingham blanket and I do enjoy making them.
This one gave me a bit of challenge though. I intended to make this pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts. That's exactly what I started out doing. The stitch is the herringbone half double crochet. I got about 16 rows in and realized that it would not work for me. This stitch has an extra twist of the wrist on ever stitch and after 2 evenings I realized that I just would not be able to do it. It was too painful. So I decided to use the chart for the pattern but do the blanket in single crochet like this pattern.
The border is 1 row of single crochet and 3 rows of alternating front post and back post double crochet.
I love the look of the finished blanket but is is heavier than I wanted. Having to use 4 weight equivalent yarn makes this a great floor blanket for the baby. It's not going to be a cuddle blanket.
I'm cool with that.
Here are all of the details:
Yarn is I Love This Yarn Sport Weight, held 2 together throughout. I'm very happy with the yarn. It's soft and easy to work with.
White, 4 - 5 skeins
Soft Blue, 3 - 4 skeins
Navy 2 - 3 skeins
Hook size 6.5mm (K)
Pattern for the layout of the plaid: Crochet Pink Plaid Baby Blanket
Pattern for the stitch directions and border: Crochet Nine Square Gignham Baby Blanket
Chain 105 with 7mm (L) hook
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.