This is the first baby’s blanket I made for my first ever nephew and I wanted something relatively easy but suitably eye-catching. I made this for a boy, but naturally there is nothing to stop you playing with the colours to make something either girly or more neutral.
Knowing that it was going to be a summer birth I didn’t want to make a heavy blanket, but knew that if I tried to make an heirloom lace blanket that the kid would be at university by the time I finished.
Taking advice from the lovely ladies at my knit group, I made a modular blanket that included a crochet element (to allow an airflow and prevent overheating).
It seems to be a hit and has progressed from a sleep pad to a play mat to a pram blanket to a car blanket. This pattern uses both knitted and crocheted squares with a knitted-on border. This is another addition to our Free Patterns page.
Big Blue baby blanket