Having said in my last post that I was setting this blanket aside, I then changed my mind and finished it. It only needed a couple of hours work and it makes a lovely festive photo. Here are all four sides completed in different colours. I really like the effect and will probably do this again one day. I followed this pattern from the What A Woolly Life blog.
There are 21 little pattern repeats along each edge. These help to stop the strange phenomenon of a square diagonal blanket trying to turn itself into a rectangle.
This blanket was crocheted with a new great-niece in mind. However, Hubby, who never usually says anything nice about my projects, saw it and said it should be saved for a really, really special baby. I think the old softy (not) must be thinking ahead to grandchildren! The great-niece won't go without. I have a small stock of baby hats and blankets ready for all the babies that will probably start arriving in the next few years.
Vital statistics: the blanket is 31" square and used 290g of dk yarn.
This is probably my last post of 2015, so here's wishing all my blogging friends and readers:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year