I finally finished the baby blanket after a total restart and a small set back in the new design. I think this finished size will be perfect for covering and using in a car seat or for a bassinet blanket. I left it this size because I did not have enough of each color to do another set of the color pattern. This was part of my reasoning in doing the edging in this manner. I wanted the top to be distinguishable from the bottom so I did the wide band. With what I have left of this yarn I am making a new-born beanie and some booties. Since they don’t take long I will just post when I finish them rather than do a work in progress.
I decided to single crochet a wide band using all the colors excluding white and the puppy print. This is the top of the blanket.
I did a row of single crochet of white around the other 3 sides. I followed that with a row of half double crochet in the puppy print. I did a kind of granny square type of stitching around the bottom corners for a bit of flair.
THE MEASUREMENT PHOTOS
Thirty-eight and One Half Inches
Full view with no tape measure in the way.
Here are all the stats for you to gander at.
Project Name: Simply Soft Puppy Print Baby Blanket
Pattern Used: Double Crochet Double Skip Stitch
Design Improvised by Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 03/15/2017
Finished on: 04/09/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm (Blue one)
Stitches Used: Double Crochet and Single Crochet
Colors Used: Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 9608 Blue Mint, 9784 Cobalt Blue, 9701 White, 9712 Soft Blue, and 9508 Charcoal Heather and an unlabeled ball of Yellow
Red Heart Baby Steps 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in Puppy Print (variegated blue, green, and white).
Measurements: 21 inches long by 38 1/2 inches wide