In an effort to finish things and see what can be gifted/mailed away before we move, I finished this blanket. As usual, here are the details:
Hook: Clover Soft Touch F/4.00mm
Pattern: Pattern stitch for Block and Offset Shells from Harmony Guides. Mindless. Reversible but not upside-downable, because the top of the pattern scallops. Also, I didn’t do an edging. It didn’t appear to be necessary. (Plus I was too lazy to try and figure out how to unscallop the scallops for edging). So the baby gets a sorta symmetric pattern. Do you think he’ll care?
Time: I began this a month ago, but obviously it goes much faster than that. Around a week would be plenty.
Size: 41″ square (should be good for a toddler, right? And please, no one tell me it’s too hole-y)
Extra: #1 Quick and easy.
Up close and personal with the pattern stitch:
The pattern is a multiple of 11 + 4 (plus 2 for the base chain). I made a mistake in the starting chain, but recovered by adding dcs (US) a la filet crochet.
Now I need to pop it into the wash before packaging it. It’s been washed. Also, the same friend for whom this is intended tells me her next baby will also be a boy. How boring. I’m thinking I shall make something else for that baby too, and mail it to aunty (her mom) to take with her when she goes to the US. Might save on postage!