Harrison's blanket was the first baby blanket I crocheted, until that point the only blankets I'd finished were small ones for teddies, which were colourful and fun to do, but didn't exactly require much commitment or staying power. I also wasn't blogging at this point so sadly I don't have very many photos of it.
I had seen a blanket crocheted by a friend of a friend, it was beautiful in its simplicity - one single large granny square.
I decided on a colour scheme of white, pale blue and oatmeal. I wanted a pale blue, but not baby baby blue, more a sort of bright pale blue, if that makes sense. The yarn I used was 3 different brands but all were a soft acrylic Baby DK. I wanted this blanket to be used and therefore be practical and easy washable.
The blue was the colour of the first few rounds, a single round in the middle would have been a bit lost or a maybe even a bit hypnotising...!
After that, it was just a case of keep going round and round.
Dolly very kindly offered to model it for me. Aaah, doesn't she look relaxed.
The look I was aiming for was of random order of colours, and random stripe widths. However I found random quite tricky to achieve! I crocheted about 35-40 rows of granny-ness, and then finished off with a scalloped edging, and that was it :)
I love this blanket. Its so unfussy, uncluttered, unencumbered by detail, and just pure and simple. As my first completed baby blanket, I will always remember it with great fondness :)