A friend of mine is having a baby soon. I believe that babies should be welcomed with handmade goodies, so I decided to crochet a blanket. Since I didn’t have enough coordinating yarn in the stash and friend lives in a different country to me I sent her a link to the Knit Picks web site (they now deliver to Australia) and asked her to choose a few colours. That way I could be sure that what I made would fit in with items she already has for the baby. When we visited Australia at Christmas time I picked up my order of yarn, I used Knit Picks Shine Sport, and began.
This was worked on while flying to the USA and it covered my legs in the cold Maryland weather (I’d forgotten how nice it was to snuggle under blankets while working on them). I then finished it off when I got back to PNG and finally, last week Gorgeous Man posted it to my friend when he was in Australia.
The pattern is Neat Ripple and the instructions were really clear and made the whole process very easy. This was my first time doing chevrons.
It was also my first time to do a crochet moss stitch border.
Colours are most accurate in the last photo. The mother-to-be has received the blanket and tells me that she is thrilled with it.
I really enjoyed making this pattern and working with the yarn. I suspect that I’ll be making a bigger version for myself one day (when/if we live in a cooler place).