Crochet, Projects

A Baby Blanket for Violet

It’s been a while since I’ve pulled out my crochet hooks. There’s no excuse (none!) except life has been busy with friends and work and enjoying all Toronto has to offer.

When our dear friends told us they were expecting their first child, I knew I had to crochet a blanket. There’s no better source (in my opinion) for baby blankets than Daisy Farm Crafts. I shared a few designs with the mom and she picked out this beautiful crochet mixed v-stitch blanket:

My friends are naming their daughter Violet (love!) so the stripe of violet yarn was a subtle touch to her namesake.

Project details:

The pattern is mindless and easy – great to work on while watching TV or listening music.

The one thing I struggled with, however, was the border.

The pattern says, “Work one round of DC around the blanket, working 7 DCs for each gray section on the sides and 2 DCs for each color row on the sides.” I followed those instructions and should have checked my tension after the first couple stitches. It was too few stitches per row and I feel like the border ended up pretty tight. I stretched it and think it will be ok, but I wish there was a little more give. Next time, I’ll add a few more stitches around the border to help the blanket lay flat.

We can’t wait to love baby girl Violet and welcome this new life into the world. <3

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