I finished this wee blanket a few weeks ago now and almost forgot to show it to you! I decided to make it into a baby blanket in the end to give to a friends baby girl...
The pattern for the daisy in the middle of each square was from Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trench - I don't think I will ever tire of this book, I adore everything in it. So after making all the daisies I simply crocheted a 3 round granny square around each one. I made 36 squares in total which turned out to be a good size for a baby blanket. I joined the squares together using double crochet...I have to admit that I don't enjoy this part although I do like the effect it gives. I really must learn the join as you go method!
For the border, I did 2 rounds of double crochet and then added a simple shell edging. I love adding borders to my blankets, I think it really finishes them off nicely.
I'm not really sure what brand the yarn was that I used as it was all yarn I had in my stash, but I have a feeling it was probably Stylecraft Special DK.
I am pleased to say that this little blanket was very well received! I really enjoyed making it too.
There has been less crochet than usual happening around here, as is I have rediscovered my little sewing machine and a new love for pretty fabrics...there may be a few sewing posts to come!
Happy weekend everyone!