The baby blanket pattern came to me when I was grocery shopping.
My favorite grocery checker placed an order for 2 baby blankets, one for a boy and the other for a girl. I was able to crochet the girly blanket pretty quickly as I had a plan for the colors and the design. But the boy blanket was a little harder.
Do I use just one color, many shades of that color? What colors are associated with baby boys? Little boy blue? Green, yellow? What will I choose?
Sitting in my office, looking my yarn stash on the shelves on one shelf I see Encore Worsted in red, blue, green, yellow and orange. Perfect color choices for baby blanket pattern.
Now to set up the color sequence. Open Excel spreadsheet and start to paint with color stripes and blocks of color. After playing around, I ultimately came up with these blocks. All primary colors and each column the colors shift one space to the left.
The sequence followed a color wheel: red, blue, green, yellow, orange. No purple for this blanket. Play with colors, choose what you like, mix, match, see what you come up with.
Now the supplies list you will want to gather, any yarn can be used. Try to keep the yarn the same brand name. Caron, Red Heart With Love, Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted can be substituted if you do not have Encore Worsted.
For this baby blanket, I used 5 colors of Encore Worsted, a light worsted weight wool blend yarn. I did not want the blanket to be heavy. I hook creates flowy fabric.
The crochet alphabet letters were from Moogly blog. Be sure to check out the blog for caps and lowercase letters. Because there are 25 squares and 26 alphabet letters, I decided to shrink the M & N to fit into 1 square. You could do that for Y, Z if you want.
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