Handmade Blankets Everywhere

It’s been a busy month for blanket making.  I don’t know about you but I just love handmade blankets and these are no exception.

This Blanket Collection Pattern brings together the blocks featured in “All My Heart”, “Owl My Love” and “Snuggle-in-Swans” blankets.

Owl My Love

The patterns will enable you to work a sweet little baby blanket, in colours to suit a boy or a girl, using you’re your chosen combination of motifs – heart, owl or swan.

Snuggle In Swans

When worked, in DK yarn, the finished size of each pattern block is 18 x 18cm (7 x 7in); the join and border adds approximately 2.5cm (1in) to the overall size.

All My Heart
When worked in Aran/WW yarn, the finished size of each pattern block is 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in); the join and border adds approximately 5cm (2in) to the size.

As a reference, 6 blocks joined as in the example (3 patterned and 3 plain), will require 200g (400m) of main colour and 150g (300m) of contrasting colour.  Finished size in DK is approximately 60 x 42.5cm (24 x 17in) and in Aran/WW is 65 x 48cm (26 x 19in).

You will need chosen yarn, an appropriately sized hook, some oddments of black, white and a contrasting colour for eyes and beak (optional) and a needle for neatening ends.

Other yarns will work but, finished dimensions will vary.

You should aim for a gauge where 10 rows over 10sts (UK dc) produces a square.  Variations in this will produce larger or smaller squares and, in some cases, you will get a rectangular shape.  Providing the change is not too great, the finished look of the blanket will not be affected.