I finally finished the patchwork blanket that I started for my granddaughter. I like the end result... Her bedroom is going to be done in shades of pink and dark blue, so the blanket was made to match.
See Part 1 of this post for the design instructions..... It was very simple. I thought about adding a more elaborate trim to the blanket but decided to keep it simple. I like the patchwork look and didn't want to distract from original blanket design.
My granddaughter will be able to use this blanket for many years. That was my goal.
Now I just need to start on my grandson's blanket! Then start making hats for the fall.............
This entire blanket project will also be posted on Craftsy.
I decided to make a different kind of afghan for my granddaughter. This is the beginning of the patchwork crochet blanket made in shades of pink and blue.
Each section of the blanket is made with four different patchworks. Two that measure 25 stitches x 7 rows, one that measures 25 stitches x 14 rows and one that measures 50 stitches by 16 rows.
I decided to put the pieces together with a SC (single crochet):
I made four of these sections and put them all together using SC.
In the picture above, you see how the blanket is laid out from top to bottom. I plan to add another strip of 100 stitches by 7 rows at the top and bottom. The entire blanket will have edging the same color as the SCs. I'm not sure what I want for the final row of edging on this blanket yet. I have to think on that for a while. I'm usually partial to frilly edgings but I think this blanket needs a smooth edge. These final steps will make this blanket large enough for her to use well into her toddler years.
Stay tuned for the next post showing the finished blanket!