Willow Baby Boy Blanket

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Willow Baby Boy Blanket

  1. Nicola says:

    That’s gorgeous. What a versatile square. I am not into big projects made of small pieces right now, but I’m sure I will be at some future date!


  2. quietwatercraft says:

    It’s beautiful, those colours are so good together πŸ™‚
    I hate projects made in pieces – sewing together is one of my least favourite parts of crochet! But only because I’m not very good at it and that’s when things tend to go wrong, so I probably actually need to do it more rather than avoiding it!


    • Pam @hooksandhills says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ ❀
      I am not a fan of hand sewing either. My blankets to date are all crocheted together (sc) and all baby / toddler sizes. I am currently working on a much bigger one – not yet sure how it will be joined but that's probably not until some time far from now lol so I'll worry about it then πŸ™‚


  3. filliefanatic says:

    Very nice, I can see how it’s ever so lightly more masculine, and I love the colours. I personally find big projects with lots of little bits too time-consuming for my liking, but that could be because I’m used to quick, little projects. 😊


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