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Blocks and Stripes Baby Blanket

Hi Folks,

Sorry for such a delay in my postings! It’s been a busy few months. I went back to school in September, which is the biggest reason for my lengthy absence. Once the semester was over, I had to work on Christmas gifts, of course! I’d like to share one of them with you today.

I wanted to crochet my now 4 month old nephew a nice, cozy and warm blanket to keep him snug this winter. I’ve always liked the look of Moogly’s Leaping Blocks and Stripes  Blanket, so I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I stocked up on yarn at Lens Mill here in London (though really I should have purchased more than I did…I came very close to running out of yarn by the end!) I chose to do the Standard baby blanket size, and used blue, green, cream and orange for the colours. They turned out beautifully together! It took me longer than I expected to make it, however I did begin it in the middle of the semester and then put it down for a month before continuing.

 

I loved this pattern. Very simple to do with really only a couple pattern rows to memorize, it ultimately worked up quickly (if you don’t take into account the month that I ignored the project 😉 ) and the yarn I chose (Bernat’s Premium yarn) is SUPER soft and a pleasure to work with. Here are some images for your enjoyment:

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For the border I simply went around in single crochet with the orange, and then again with the blue. I love how it turned out, and I’m glad I made something so soft and cuddly for my little nephew to enjoy! 😀