For this month’s Minervacrafts blog post I chose a yarn project. You know I love the cotton blankets I’ve made but the 4 ply takes a certain amount of patience to see it grow.
This one is one of my favorites. You can of course read about it here.
I wondered if a cotton pram blanket in dk would look as pleasing and indeed would crochet up faster.
From Minerva’s website I chose Stylecraft’s Classique cotton dk in Ivory, Soft Lime and Sunflower. I used 2 balls of each and a 4mm crochet hook.
It’s a simple pattern, the same one as I used above but with a variation on when I changed colour from the ‘wheel’ part to the ‘square’ part, found on the 3 beans in a pod blog.
I love them laid out like this.
I made 30 of them.
And joined them together using a crochet slip stitch, preferring not to get the needle out too often!
I bordered it with a ivory treble row and a dbl row of each of the yellow and green. It took me a couple of weeks of evenings, so really fast to work up.
I threw it in the washing machine prior to laying out for blocking. I figure that if is is to be used for a baby it had better stand up to a few cycles in the washing machine, and it did.
I’m really pleased with the finished blanket. The cotton makes it soft but the dk gives it a pleasant weight to it. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the yarn again but feel Stylecraft could definitely increase their colour range.
Anyone having a baby?