My latest blanket was one which I’d been itching to start for a while now. It’s a pattern by Baby Dear called Crocheted Lace Baby Blanket, and it’s available on Ravelry and Etsy. It’s not free but it cost less than a cup of coffee so I can’t complain – and I’m sure I’ll make lots of these in the future.
For this one I thought I’d try out the Stylecraft Baby yarn in Blue Marl. It’s a twisted pale blue and white and is lovely for a baby boy (or girl – but that’s a rant I’m not going to have here! 😉 )
From just a few rounds in you can see how pretty it’s going to be – the bobbles forming a little diamond shape in the centre of the blanket. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow, with simple stitches being brought together to make a stunning design. The bobbles and shell stitches add lovely detail.
As I was using DK yarn as opposed to the 4ply suggested, I stopped a few rounds short as it was already large enough, but ended on the stated shell round. My finished blanket is 27″ square – perfect for a new baby.