Narcissus Baby Blanket

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Here, in North America, we are all longing for spring. Even though the calendar says we are March 24, it still feels and looks like February. If I look through the window, what I see is white snow, not so white snow, grayish and bare trees with buds waiting patiently for the weather to warm up.

That led me to work on Spring-looking projects for the past weeks. Bright and happy colors is what we need. I worked on an embroidered egg, in yellow, orange, pink and green. With sparkling beads. Very Spring! I will be able to show it to you next Friday.

Today, I am talking about my Narcissus Baby Blanket that I finished yesterday. All in white and yellow. Like the narcissus that are supposed to be getting ready to emerged from the soil. I think that I will have to wait some time for that to happen and I decided to work on a blanket in those colors. White and yellow together make a very cheery team. And as I have never, ever, made a Granny Square in my life and keep seeing them everywhere on blogs, Pinterest and the likes, I decided to try it.

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The Granny Square is for sure fun to crochet. It’s fast and whatever the colors, it always looks good. You change one color for one row, and the square have a completely different look. But, and for me it is a big “but”, you have to tuck in two loose strands at each row. That is a very boring task, in my opinion. Thankfully, it is a baby blanket. I could not imagine having to do that for a king-size bedspread.

After, you have to join the squares. I decided to do it with the hook. Much faster than with the yarn needle. (But you still have to tuck in two strands for each joining row…) This method made a thick join but I like the crosses it created.narcissus-baby-blanket-crochet

I enjoyed crocheting with the bright team of colors and like the lively blanket. But I do not think I will make Granny Squares again, though. The loose strands are too much work for the lazy part of me.

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This is a blanket I made for the Project Linus. Here are other baby blankets I made for charity: Tricolor Baby Blanket, Juicy Fruit Afghan and Blue Baby Blankets and Skinny Bunnies.

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6 thoughts on “Narcissus Baby Blanket

  1. I really like your blanket – Yellow and white look so fresh together. I agree sewing in those ends can be a pain but so worth it – Granny Squares are my favorite. I try and make sure that I only make a couple of squares before sewing all the ends in so that there is not a huge task at the end. Your stitches look so neat, a very pretty blanket indeed.

    • That’s true that sewing the ends as you go makes the job smaller. I guess that sewing the squares as you go would also be better than having to assemble them all at the end of the project.
      I love looking at granny squares and now that some time as passed, I’m considering of doing them again.
      Thank you very much for your encouraging words. 😉

    • I’m learning to like this color… I used to avoid it but not anymore. I know you make lovely crochet so your compliment means a lot to me. Thank you.

    • Thank you Muv! Yes, yellow did cheer me up. And I continued to work with this color for some easter embroidery projects. I’m trying to bring the sun inside when it refuses to shine outside!

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