I made a quick blanket over the last week or so. Perhaps you spotted it on social media? (Okay if not!) Lots of people have asked me for the pattern. I don’t actually have my own pattern, but here is how this blanket came to be …
I used a bunch of bright and pastel yarns that I had accumulated – all different brands, but all 8ply/DK yarn.
I made 20 granny squares using this brilliant circle inside a square how-to and a 3.5mm hook. (Thank you, Blair!)
Then I crocheted them together using double crochet (UK term). This creates a ridge on the back of the blanket where the squares join, and the squares lay flat and seamless on the ‘right’ side.
I sewed in all the loose ends while watching Unforgotten, and then crocheted around this panel of 20 squares using clusters of 3 treble stitches (UK term).
I finished it off with a simple contrasting border, stitching 1 double, 1 treble, 1 double (UK) into each gap.
And that’s it! It really didn’t take very long at all and is the perfect size for a baby on the go!
Hope that helps!