Cedar Rivers Baby Blanket

I realised I haven’t shared any photos of my latest finished blanket! June was spent busily making this baby blanket for one of my gorgeous friends who is expecting her second baby, and as we had a girls weekend at a spa planned I wanted to finish it before then so I could give it to her in person.

We’d chatted about colour schemes and as she wasn’t finding out if baby is a girl or boy she wanted some neutral colours, so we opted for a cool green, grey, yellow and navy along with white. Yarn was Stylecraft DK in White, Aspen, Grey Citron. Struggled to find a navy yarn I was happy with it, most were almost black, but I ended up finding Sirdar Snuggly DK (shade 0224) in my local yarn shop which was just the right shade.

I’ve made a Cedar Rivers blanket before for my sister in law and my friend loved this geometric design.  I figured I’d need 30 squares (5×6) to make this a good size for a cot, and with each square taking an hour or so including sewing in ends, the pressure was on!

Thankfully I made it in time, and once the squares were all made joining was a pretty quick process. I like to slip stitch them together (wrong sides together) along one way, and then the other way. This gives a neat, slightly raised join.

For the border I first did a round of double crochet (UK terms), then half-treble rounds in yellow, green and grey, finishing with a final dc round in grey. The finished dimensions of the blanket including the border were 94x112cm, without the border 87x106cm, and each square was 17cm square, this was using a 4mm hook. This is mainly for my reference in case I make another but through some of you might find it useful 😉

So now this blanket is in it’s new home….we just need baby to arrive!

Xx

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