Today I have a few minutes to myself so I’m making swatches for a baby blanket. It’s a super special blanket, for one of my closest friends, so I want it to be perfect. Choosing colours proved to be hard, but I went for mint, grey and white as they look lovely together. The pattern, however, is a different matter entirely.
My first thought was the beautiful shells pattern, I love how intricate intricate looks. Once I’d done a few rounds I began to wonder if it had too many holes for little fingers.
It is a very pretty pattern, though. However I’ve put that on hold temporarily whilst I investigate others. I quite like the neat ripple pattern, so I made up a gauge swatch so I can work out my foundation chain length.
I think ripples also look quite nice, but even they have tiny holes between the trebles. The only patterns with no holes use double crochet (US single) and take a really long time to work up, as well as being a little bit boring! (To me at least.)
What baby blanket patterns have you made? How lacy is too lacy? Please share your favourites, and your baby blanket tips. I’d love some ideas and inspiration as I’m itching to get started.
(I’m also beginning to think that being at grown up is far too much like hard work, all these decisions and things that have to be considered!)