A really good friend of mine recently had her first baby, a wee girl. I knew as soon as I found out she was expecting that I wanted to make her a blanket but I didn't start making it until after the wee one was born, since we didn't know until then if the baby would be a girl or boy.
I really loved making this blanket! I think because I enjoyed using the colours so much, I was keen to keep making more squares! The pattern is from the book Granny Squares by Susan Pinner. I made 25 circles in squares and used a dc seam to crochet them together. For the border, I did one round of trebles and then added a shell edging. I used a 3.5mm crochet hook and DK yarn...a mix of sirdar snuggly and stylecraft special in nice girly colours! It's not a very big blanket but is big enough for keeping cosy in a crib, buggy or car seat.
I just love making things for babies do you? When Miss M was a baby my mum made lots of sweet knitted cardigans, hats and blankets and I just loved to receive them, they kept Miss M so warm and cosy. There is something so nice about handmade baby things! I really hope that my friend will feel the same and will enjoy using this blanket for her gorgeous wee girl.