I love gifting baby blankets. They take longer than a cardigan and a hat, but they are satisfying to make. You might remember seeing me start this a couple of days ago. It was a rough start but once I settled on a stitch pattern I liked it was nice and easy. I used an acrylic yarn because babies leak and I want the mommy to just throw it in the washing machine. It is soft and textural. I love texture and the vertical stripes add enough visual interest to make it really pretty.
It is for a baby boy and I wanted it to look sophisticated and not scream baby so I went for a deep denimy blue. I hate the pale blues and pinks they use for baby stuff.
The seed stitch border is an alternative to the garter stitch but still makes sure that it doesn’t curl at the edges, which I just hate.
Do you want to make one?
The pattern is available for free, just click the link to get it, a chart is also included.