About a week and a half ago I received an "emergency" call from my Sister who wanted to commission me to make a baby blanket for her friends' new baby boy who had been born the previous Tuesday. My Sister had planned to make a blanket herself, but ended up having too many other things going on and couldn't do it. I was actually in the midst of a running a fundraising event at the time, but since I didn't have any crochet projects going, I agreed to make it. And I managed to get the blanket finished within about a week.
- For the 4 solid squares (2 blue and 2 beige) that have sort of a rippled texture, I worked the squares in this 9 Patch Blanket pattern.
- For the 4 circle squares (2 blue circles surrounded in beige and 2 beige circles surrounded by blue) I used the medium-sized Square 2 in this Circles to Squares blanket pattern - and I only worked through round 7 (96 st), so they would be the correct size for my project.
- For the 4 combo squares I used a double-strand of blue and beige in a standard V-stitch pattern.
- For the 4 striped squares I just worked solid half-double crochet stitching, alternating the colors to achieve different sized stripes.
When all the squares were complete, I arranged them according to the diagram I had roughly painted. I stitched the 4 quarters of the blanket together with beige yarn and put 1 round of beige hdc around each. Then, I sewed the 4 quarters of the blanket together with blue yarn. And lastly I put a finishing edge on the blanket with 3 rounds of hdc in blue. I used a size N (9.0mm) hook, so the blanket's stitching is more loose and "airy" since Spring is upon us. The blanket ended up measuring approximately 36 by 36 inches.