My mum asked me if I could make a baby blanket for the granddaughter of a friend. I hunted around but couldn’t find a pattern that we liked, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. Their are some fantastic designs out there, so settled on the granny stripe and developed a pattern from there.
As it’s a girl, colours were easy but we were constrained by budget. Would have liked to make it in cotton as it is a September baby, but a bit too expensive for mum. But I found a really soft, pretty acrylic – Panda Magnum Soft 8ply. It is lovely to work with and comes in 100g balls.
Here is a sneak peak of what I’ve done so far…
Normally with 8ply I would use a 4mm crochet hook, but it used up the yarn too quickly, so I switched (after much undoing… lol) to a 4.5mm hook, less stitches and voila, a pretty baby blanket, just a little looser in the stitches. I’m going to revisit the granny stripe blanket again and use the 4mm with 8ply as I did love the look of the close stitches; it made this yarn look like it had a wonderful sheen to it.
I’ll post a finished picture once it is completed.