My last Willow blanket was for a baby girl and, loving the design, I wanted to see if I could put a little bit of a masculine twist on it and create a baby boy blanket.
To this end I chose Baby Soft Steps by Red Heart Yarns in Aqua, Grass Green and Elephant. Then, instead of a pretty scalloped edge, I chose a slightly more angular border. I’m really happy with the end result and I’m looking forward to sending it to its new home 🙂
The Willow square pattern is by Jan Eaton and can be found in her book 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve crocheted 30 unique blocks from this book, including probably 50+ Willows by now – yes that one’s my fave 😀
The border is by the fabulous Edie Eckman. It’s #25 in Around the Corner Crochet Borders, a firm favourite in my crochet library.
I have developed a bit of a thing for squares and am now getting stuck back into another afghan with about 40 blocks in total, all different. I’ll share more next time. It’s very satisfying completing a small, intricate piece of work and I think it will make an excellent Spring/Summer project with a view to joining and bordering come Autumn.
Do you like big projects made of little pieces?
Until next time, happy hooking! 🙂