Every baby needs a cuddle, whether it’s a quilt or a woolen blanket. And I’m always jumping from quilts to wool blankets.
And this time I choose to work in wool and made a crochet blanket in harlequin stitch. It’s really simple to make and not it doesn’t get boring. It works in all color scheems and even works in a blanket for grown-ups! While on the photo my stripes are vertical the blanket is crocheted in horizontal stripes.
I kept the blue as main color as this blanket is for a baby boy, but since I made Sofia baby blanket I’m in love with the trilogy gray, yellow and white. In fact this color scheme is the same as the one I used on Sofia blanket but the 3 shades of purple and pink have been replaced by shades of blue!
I also made a simple border with only a shell line around using the darker blue and ended eith a slip stitch in yellow. The nice thing about this border is that merges beautifully with the blanket.
This is a very soft baby blanket and it’s big enough to wrap a baby and small enough to be easily portable with the baby!
I have a feeling that I will make this project again!
Don’t you think this is the perfect baby gift ever?
Do you want to try this stitch? Fell free to use my free tutorial!
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When I was pregnant expecting Mafalda I made her a crochet blanket in wool, because she would be born in the winter.
When I was pregnant with Teresa I made her a quilt, because in the time between the two pregancies I learned to make quilts and I had made quilts for other babies and so I really wanted to make a quilt for her.
Now that I’m pregnant again my hands pulled back to crochet, but this time I’m having a baby in the summer and instead of wool I decided to make the blanket in cotton.
The pattern is simple to make and can you easily find free tutorials on the internet. I chose to make a striped blanket and resisted the temptation to make it with granny squares or any variation on that theme, because I knew it would take me much longer and joining all the pieces would eventually be a job that would take me to much time and I do not have extra time to spend. Thus, this model proved to be a good choice because it was done in a blink of an eye.
The border of the blanket is very simple and it’s my favorite way to finish crochet blankets, two or three rows in single stiche, in different colors and it’s enough.
This is an easie and fast blanket to make to offer a baby. You can use the colors you want and just as many as you want. I used six colors: white, yellow, pink, lilac, gray and purple. But the blanket will be great in any color combination you chose to do.
And this is also a great project for busting all your yarn leftovers and turn them into a big blanket for you! For my this is another ptoject in my to do list!