I loved every minute of hooking this blanket. Once the first few rows are done and the pattern set it is a doddle, one of those projects for the evenings or tired moments. I did digress from the pattern a little and did all rows with the same increases rather than a smaller increase every few rows because I found that that just made it too small and the edges started to curl.
It is to be a baby blanket so I kept it fairly small but still big enough to last a few years. . I wanted to move away from the typical soft baby colours because I hope that this will be used into toddlerdom and beyond.
I used Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Dk. This is a value yarn but is still soft and wears well, very similar to the Stylecraft Special Dk. The colours I used were yellow – 957, bright purple (it’s a bit dark in the pics) – 828, iced pink 958, white – 961, Cerise – 984, Aspen 1422.
I am really pleased with the finished result and even have enough for another blanket. Now I just need one of my four expectant relatives to have a baby girl 🙂
So with my second blanket finished I have already made a start on the next, my spiral blanket. I will try and get some pics and post my wips next week, although some of them will have to remain secret until after Abi’s birthday, I am really pleased with the pressie I finished today!
Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting
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