Recently Chuck and I were lucky enough to become God Parents to our sweet little niece. For the occasion, I took the time to hand make her a small blanket.
At roughly 2 feet by 3 feet it is one of the smallest blankets I will probably ever make, but it’s also a great size for a small baby. As she grows it can transition to the perfect size stroller or lap blanket and if it makes it through the rough childhood years it could be used as a wall hanging.
The blanket is made up of 23 hexagons, 4 half hexagons, and 3 rows of edge stitching. I really only used a double crochet, single crochet and a flat stitch to combine all the separate patches. I made sure that no two hexagons are alike and no pattern shows up more than twice. Altogether there are 9 colors including the white edging. To come up with the color scheme I used two shades of yellow, pink, teal, and purple. I think combining the light and darker shades of the colors makes for a more dynamic look.
I’m really proud of how this blanket especially since it is the first blanket that I have made and given away. It was a great experience that I hope to repeat again soon.