Tricolor Baby Blanket

Some time ago, I saw a picture of a crochet stitch. It appealed to me right away. The crochet pattern is very simple: two double crochets, two chain stitches, two double crochets, two chain stitches… and so on. So simple that I was able to figure this out just by looking at it. If you change the color of your yarn at each row, you soon have a colorful pattern before your eyes.

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Simple but colorful! Click for a closer look.

The picture I saw directed me to the Gallery of Sarah London Textile (on Flickr). If you click on the link, you will see that her work is colorful and lively. She used three different colors and I chose to do the same. Mine are more pastel then lively, thought.

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Yellow, blue and pink. I find those three colors make pretty blankets for newborns, suitable for a boy or a girl. I made the border blue, to counterbalance the pink.

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So, that is an other blanket I will give to my mother, Claudine. She is an avid knitter of baby blankets herself and an avid collector of blankets and anything for babies, for the Project Linus. They collect blankets for sick children. Here are a few links about other blankets I made for the Project Linus Canada: Juicy Fruit Afghan and Baby Blankets and Skinny Bunnies.

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This a peak at the blanket I started last week end. I think I will call it the Narcissus Baby Blanket.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Tricolor Baby Blanket

  1. I love your tricolor baby blanket! It is so gorgeous. Although I read that it is an easy stitch (2 dc, 2 chains), do you maybe have a pattern posted for it? I’d love to try to make it. Thank you!

    • Thank you for your compliment! I had forgotten about this motif and your comment reminded me of how pretty and easy it is. No, I don’t have a pattern. But it’s really easy. I suggest you proceed as follow:

      1. Make a chain–even number. I don’t have the blanket anymore and I cannot remember how many I made.
      2. Chain two, 1 dc in the second stitch from end of chain, 2 ch, 2 dc, 2 ch, etc. End with 2 dc.
      3. Chain three, 2 dc in the 2 ch st of previous row, 2 ch, 2 dc. etc.

      I made the ch st at the beginning of each row with all colors and then left aside those not used for the row. The side borders may look bizarre with all three colors but it kind of disappears when you make the outer border.

      I wrote this from memory. I hope I didn’t make any mistake. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have problems.

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