Baby blankets are such a wonderfully thoughtful and welcome gift for an expectant mother. I simply love making them! When I found out last year that a family member was pregnant with triplets, I immediately got busy figuring out what kind of blanket I wanted to make because I knew it would take me some time to make 3 blankets. It didn’t take long to choose my beloved granny square as the basis for “Granny’s Little Baby Blanket”.
Each blanket is 7 rows of 7 squares (49 in all) and each square has 5 rounds. The final dimensions of the blanket are 33″ by 33″. I chose Plymouth Yarn’s Dreambaby DK because it has such a soft feel, is incredibly durable, and offers a wide range of color possibilities. I knew the triplets were going to be boys so I chose 3 color combinations in blue.
Royal/Lemon/Blue with flecks
The edging is 4 rows of single crochet.
For 4 months, granny squares became my constant companion. Meetings, car trips, watching TV…you name it, I was crocheting. All summer long, the piles of granny squares grew and grew. And, at the end of the summer and into the fall, assembly and edging was completed.