About a month or so ago I FINALLY finished Derek's baby blanket (you can see it here) after two years of working on it, as part of my Year of Finishing (you can read more about this here). Another project on my list for this year was to start and finish a blanket for my soon-to-be-here baby girl. So far I have the starting part taken care of :)
For Derek's I did one LARGE granny square with chunky, bright colored yarn. For this blanket I wanted to do something softer and more feminine, but not super girly. I am by no means an experienced crocheter, but I found this tutorial on pinterest and with the help of a couple you tube videos was able to figure it out. I am using a basic poly blend yarn from the craft store that was the right weight and that I thought was soft enough and came in colors I liked. Keepin' it simple.
I am really liking this so far because I feel accomplished every time I finish a square! Each square measures about 5" square and takes roughly 15-20 min to finish. I was originally planning on adding a fourth color (either bright coral or some kind of green) but I am digging this simple combo and think I am going to leave it. I have 15 completed squares so far and am thinking I will need about 40 total (not really sure and will just gauge this as I go)? Then comes the task of connecting them all. Check back in a few months (I hope it won't be longer than this) to see the finished project!