You probably won't be at all surprised about this but this little baby
blanket makes me very, very happy....... Why ?
Well, mostly it's because there are bobbles and a ruffle
- two essentials in my book -
but also because it was a pattern I put together that just worked !
You know how sometimes you make something and as you work you
think to yourself...if I did this again I'd change that,
and I'd probably do this bit a bit differently ... well,
I can honestly say that didn't happen with this one.
It all just sort of came together.
Add to that the fact that being small and compact it's relatively quick to
make in terms of blanket production .... and there you have it....
happiness in a blanket !
For this red and white one I used Bamboo Cotton.
I really love working with this wool, it's so soft to touch
but still works up to give that lovely cottony texture and weight.
The blanket is worked in DC, with the bobbles made in TR's
and I used a 3mm hook.
The finished blanket measures approximately 50 cm x 60 cm
making it the perfect size for a buggy or car seat.
For this grey one I used some Stylecraft DK that needed finishing up,
and to keep the lovely soft feel I added a thin cotton jersey lining on the back.
If you fancy giving it a try the full patterns details are
over on the Lovecrochet.com blog, in the Crochet with Kate bit.
At some point I really hope to get all my tutorials added to my sidebar
but it just doesn't seem to be happening right now...
... hey, ho ...one day.