Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Blanket

Last summer I was gifted 2 skeins of variegated Red Heart soft yarn. I started out making it into a baby sweater, but it just didn't seem to look right. Since it was a gift to me, I wanted to turn it into something special. This is what I came up with. This blanket has been donated to the local pregnancy resource center.

The pattern is simply made up of 12 granny squares. I did 5 rounds of variegated, 3 rounds of white and 1 round of pink. After I sewed the squares together, I did a row of sc in pink around the entire thing, and finished it with a round of reverse HDC.
I like reverse HDC for edging blankets because it looks good, and is way easier than reverse sc.
If you have never used it, give it a try.
I do HDC, ch 1, skip a stitch, HDC in next st, ch 1, skip a stitch,etc. It is worked right to left, rather than the usual left to right.

This is the square pattern I used.


  1. What a beautiful blanket. I'm sure it's very comforting to whoever is using it at the pregnancy resource center.

  2. Oooh, very pretty! Visiting your blog from Crochetville. :)

  3. Thank you so much for using my pattern, The blanket is beautiful, a specil thank you for making it for charity. I would love to use your picture on my blog. I'm also having a drawing for anyone allowing me to use their picture until the end of February. Here's the link:

  4. Thank you for the compliment. Your pattern is one of my favorites.

  5. I have used that pattern too for 3 blankets I have made- one for my DD, one for my godmother and one for step daughter. i love Deb's pattern. Yours came out great- love the colors you used!!!!