My life is full of rainbows, mermaids, unicorns and pretty much anything colourful and magical at the moment. It’s like a young girls dream world. Obviously I love it!
Sticking to that theme I set about making a baby blanket. I’m not a huge fan of long projects, my attention span clearly isn’t long enough so it needed to be something I could dip in and out of with ease especially during busy periods with customer orders. Therefore a granny square blanket seemed like the perfect solution. Lots of quick little squares that can be worked on at lunch, on the sofa watching TV or waiting for an appointment.
And so I began….
I chose 7 bright bold colours all from Stylecrafts Special DK range and bordered them all in white.
These actually worked up super quickly in the end and as I used a slightly too large hook size (5mm to be precise) the squares ended up very neat and flat so thankfully no blocking of individual squares was needed!
After weaving in all those pesky ends nice and securely I laid out my squares to check what order looked best and began the joining process.
I used the good ol’ whip stitch to join my squares but only in the back loops. I like the pattern this creates on the front (which you can see in the second photo below).
I pondered for quite and while about what border to give this blanket. My first thought was a round of sc in each colour but I didn’t want to detract from the bold squares so white it had to be.
After a round of granny stripes in white I still wasn’t quite happy so I added a simple picot.
Despite my poor photos and wonky placement of the blanket it is a perfect square and perfectly flat…. No blocking needed. Winner!
This blanket is so bold and bright it makes me happy just looking at it.
And finally just because I don’t think you’ve seen enough, here is one last photo of it 😉