Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crocheted Baby Blanket: Ivory and Tan

I started this blanket a few months ago It's been sitting on my file cabinet for far too long waiting to be finished. Knowing karate will be over soon (promise this will make sense) I took the crochet hook firmly in hand and told myself to get it done!

The only thing needing to be finished was the border and I was running out of both colors of yarn pretty fast. So I came up with a really simple pattern of chains that turned out surprisingly feminine.
This is the first time I've used these two colors together and I LOVE IT!!! They're so soft and soothing, as is the texture of the yarn itself (Caron Simply Soft, my favorite).

Here's a closer look at the border. I did one set of [chain 3, slip stitch] with the ivory, went behind it with the tan color [chain 5, slip stitch] between the ivory, and followed up top with one more row of the ivory doing a pattern to hook all the chains together.