After 2.5 weeks, the baby blanket was finished and gifted!
I did a small bit of modifying for this blanket, as you can see if you look at the original pattern. The colors are arranged differently and I did less squares so it would be better for swaddling than for use in a crib. Each square came out to about 4.5 inches, and then with the flat braid join and the edging, it’s about 30 inches square.
I decided I didn’t like the ch3 loops around the outer edge left by the braided join. In my opinion, it leave a piece looking unfinished. So I modified a border a little bit from my 50 crocheted borders book, and came up with this edging:
- ch 1, sc in same sc as joining
- in ch 3 space, work sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc
- sc in next sc
- Repeat around and sl st in first sc
Here is a picture of my coworker holding up the blanket in disbelief that I had actually handmade it all. I did tell her I was making her one. I guess she didn’t expect all the colors? :)
As a side note, the Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Baby (purple in the blanket) is not nearly as soft as the Bernat, and is also a bit thicker. But Michaels didn’t have any purple not-shiny Bernat and I was on a schedule. I don’t know if I’d want to do an entire blanket in the scratchier Loops & Threads.
Go to Tami’s Amis to see what other people finished this week!