Crochet

Retro baby blanket

9th November 2016

Picture of my retro baby blanket

I got asked to make this blanket quite a few weeks ago now. Ellie picked out the colours and gave me free rein to pick a block to make with them.

 

Corner of the retro baby blanket

As I knew it was for a girl, flower shapes felt good so I picked out the Pretty in Pink pattern from “100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares to mix and match” by Leonie Morgan. I absolutely love this book, it has charts for all the squares which I find SO much easier to follow. I soon learnt the stitches for the block and I was soon away, although there are a lot of ends which took f.o.r.e.v.e.r to sew in.

The blanket is made from style craft special dk in shades:

1256 Jaffa

1263 Citron

1422 Aspen

1001 White

I made 25 squares using a 5mm hook, blocked them all and then attached them using a slip stitch before bordering the whole piece in a citron and aspen moss stitch. I’ve never used this very easy but effective stitch as a border before but I really recommend it and will definitely try it out for my next granny square blanket. As always it was just so satisfying to actually complete a project. Sometimes I feel I am making so slowly and with too many things on the go I seem to take forever before I get that feeling I can send something out!

 

 

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