I love a good baby shower and my go to gift is always a handmade blanket. Since I learnt to crochet a few years back I have always enjoyed working away on these for 7 or 8 months as soon as I hear a friend is expecting.
This time I heard my lovely friend Louise was expecting just as the Cherry Heart Spice of life CAL (Crochet along) was announced. I thought this would be perfect to have a go at and decided to use a colour palette that the lovely Heather from The Patchwork Heart had come up with using Stylecraft Special DK.
The colour recipe is: claret, lipstick, pomegranate, shrimp, spice, gold, saffron, lime, meadow, sage, aspen, storm, blue, denim, aster, bluebell, violet, grape, pale rose, fondant and raspberry.
The pattern can be downloaded HERE although the official Crochet Along has finished you can see all the blankets that were made by looking up #spiceoflifeCAL on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
I added a couple of rounds of trebles round the edge and a simple 5tr scallop pattern to finish it off. I probably should have blocked it all to make it lie nice and flat at the edges, but I confess to being naughty and wrapping it as is!
Lou was very pleased with her blanket, which I knew she would be. Funnily enough whenever I had posted sneak peeks of it on Instagram she was always one of the first to like the posts!
I’m looking forward to updating you all with pics of Little Baby Bunny all wrapped up in it sometime towards the end of April