I am happy to present the latest blanket pattern in Dada’s collection. The Blooming Baby Blanket! It is flowery, colorful and romantic, and very simple and easy to make, which is always a plus, at least for me.
The idea for this blanket came to my mind totally unexpectedly, when I was working on my Vintage style teddy bear blanket. Needless to say, I stopped working on teddy bear blanket, grab some leftovers from my yarn stash and tried to make this flowery granny square. And it worked! It turned out exactly as I had imagined. I didn’t have to adjust it at all. That’s maybe because the granny square is actually very simple, the basic one.
The blanket is 70 cm (27.5”) wide and 84 cm (33”) long and it weighs 515 grams. The square measures approximately 11 x 11 cm (4.3” x 4.3”). I love to work with 100% cotton yarn, and this blanket isn’t an exception. I combined two kinds of yarn. The first one is my beloved “Tango” from St. George, which I used so many times before, and the second one is gorgeous “Vera” from Yumco (also manufacturer from Serbia). They are the same weight: 125m/50g and very similar quality.
For this flowery, colorful blanket I made 42 granny squares in total and joined them together using Join-as-you-go method. In the end, I added this simple edge. At first, I wanted to make some rich, lacy edge, and I spent maybe 2 days designing and developing the perfect lacy border, but I wasn’t satisfied with any of them. Then I asked myself: What is the most obvious solution? I looked at the blanket and I instantly knew that I had to simply incorporate the same elements of the blanket into the edge. From that point on, everything went smoothly. Once again I learned my lesson: the best solution is always the most obvious, and usually very simple. But, for some reason, we like to complicate things, even when it comes to crochet.
I would say that this blanket is suitable for advanced beginners who master the basic stitches. The pattern is very detailed, with lots of step-by-step photographs (98 in total).
For the first time, this pattern is available in both US and UK crochet terms! I love and appreciate my British and Australian customers, so I wanted to make the whole process of crocheting even easier and more enjoyable to them, and from now on, every new pattern will be written in both US and UK crochet terms.
You can easily make this pillow using the Blooming granny square pattern. Just omit the last row of the square, and join the squares with single crochet (double crochet for my UK and Australian followers). You can add whatever border you like. I used the simple shell stitch border, but the Pom Pom edge would also be great.
As you can see, these bags are made of 4 Blooming granny squares (here I’ve also omitted the last row of the squares), joined together with single crochet (double crochet), I used different colors for joining, which makes them even more colorful and playful. You can really be creative with these simple crocheted bags and and let your imagination lead the way, expecially because it seems that you can’t go wrong with them.