Citrus baby blanket

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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.

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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.

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I made 30 of them.

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And joined them together using a crochet slip stitch, preferring not to get the needle out too often!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Love, Lucie x

19 comments

  1. It’s beautiful, Lucie! I haven’t done anything with my hooks or needles since baby girl arrived and now waiting for arrival of baby #2 this Christmas. Really itching to get some crocheting done myself (figuring it’ll be easier to keep track of than knitting if I do something like this)! Thanks for sharing, this looks really lovely, I’m going to check out the pattern – love how you finished off the edge as well!

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  2. Another gorgeous blanket! So neat! I so wish I’d have gotten into crochet when I had H, instead of only last year. Just wondered if your daughter is interested in learning your wonderful skill? 😀

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  3. Love crotchet blankets and this one is no exception! Love the colours you’ve used, and I can imagine how soft it feels. Popping in as part of my blog comment challenge 300 in 30 days

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