Helllo.......... I'm a little bit excited about today's Ta-Dah as it's signals the completion of my first ever crocheted blanket yay skippy happy. Yes I've started a few blankets over the years but this is the first one I've finished.
The inspiration for this blanket came from it's bigger sister my 'Seaside Pebble Blanket'
that I started working on toward the end of last year. While crocheting away I started thinking this would make a lovely Baby blanket if I removed the browns and added in a few more turquoises.
So just before Christmas I ordered some yarn and set to work,
using Lucy's over at Attic 24 'Cosy Stripe pattern' I simply started with a foundation change of about 85cm (hoping that was baby sized) and off I went.
Alternating two rows of Stylecraft Special DK with one row of lovely sparkly yarn. I'm hoping this blanket is fairly unisex, with it's silvers, whites, neutral tones and shade of aqua and turquoise. I've fallen a little bit in love with this colour mix, which my sister has named the 'Frozen' blanket ( I hope you're not now singing the song!!)
So here's what I used.
Stylecraft Special DK in
James C Brett Twinkle in
Silvery Blue TK18
The silvery blue yarn is gorgeous and I think I'm going to add some into the mix for my Seaside Pebble blanket too.
Then it was onto the edge, at first I considered adding a shell edge to the blanket but in the end
I decided to go with the same border Lucy uses on her Cosy Stripe Blanket which I think turn out really pretty.
one completed Cosy Stripe Baby Blanket.
I'm so please I finished it before the little one arrives, so it's back to the 'Seaside Pebble' now to try and get that finished. I'm turning 40 this year and have made a list of 40 things I want to do or achieve, one was finished a crocheted blanket so I can tick that one off the list.
I'm not sure if anyone will want a list of the colour order for this one, but if you do let me know and I'll do a separate post, I basically made it up as I went but I did make a note of them before giving the blanket to my friend.