Teddy is back, and this time with a Granny rectangle blanket made in Sirdar no. 1 yarn:
I found it a little thicker than my normal baby yarn, and it definitely has less twist in than I would like, but the colours are pretty and the finished blanket is wonderfully soft.
Made in Sirdar no. 1 spearmint (205) and wishbone (202), and Rico baby classic dk ice blue (023) and turquoise (025) on a 4.5mm hook.
I had been saving this one until we had a fine day to take a photo, but I decided to just go for it!
Made in Rico baby classic powder, light grey and dusky pink with Drops cotton merino white, which gives the blanket just that bit more weight, and warmth.
It is a granny rectangle (of course!) starting with five clusters of three stitches, and I used a 4.5mm hook.
As it is now the school holidays here in Scotland I have had a little time to crack on with some crochet:
Still working through my friend’s stash! They yellow palette is really not for me, but the blues are quite peaceful, and they will both keep a small baby warm.
Two long train journeys at the start of the school holidays saw the production of these:
Still working through my friend’s stash!
I was so pleased with the colours of my ‘Orla’ blanket that I set to and made another one almost straight away.
This time I did have to buy some yarn as I had run out of the orange tones.
I went with Sirdar snuggly 451 ‘mousse’ for the lighter orange and Debbie Bliss Rialto dk 23088 ‘apricot’ for the rust colour. I think the rust lifts the whole blanket….
So this is it – my seventeenth (and last?) charity blanket for 2017:
Made in Hayfield double knitting with wool ‘blush’ and Sirdar Crofter ‘Flora’, and photographed (quite fittingly) on one of our flowering raspberry bushes.
I didn’t really set myself a target for how many baby blankets I would crochet for charity this year, but I am wondering if I might manage 17 for 2017.
This one is made in Rico baby classic dk in powder, light grey, dusky pink, lilac and cream. Next time I might skip the lilac and put in more dusky pink as it really seems to bring the other colours out.