This is the first blanket of its kind – a prototype that I made based loosely on a crochet washcloth that I saw somewhere along my crochet timeline. I am in love with the white border around each granny square, as shown in the photo below. The white granny round with the solid DC round following really creates an opulent frame. The yarn I am using here is from my stash! I mixed Scheepjes Colour Crafter and my local craft store brand, Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn.”
Since this is a nine-patch, it worked up quickly! Use my Perfect Granny Square free pattern for these squares for the beautiful look you see here.
I had trouble choosing a joining color. After some discussion with crafters via social media, I decided to join with white to match the square frames. I almost did a deep purple which would have made me take the final border in a different direction, but I think I’ll save the contrasting join for a different project.
I call this join a mini-twist. I did make it up, but I’m sure it’s out there already! – update – now referred to as PLT Join – find the free pattern on my Crafter site!
I have a total crush on this blanket. The first of many patchwork-style blankets to come!
This blanket was for the older sister of twin babies! The Gumball 10 blankets are pictured below. This year, I converted Gumball to a free pattern! Yay!
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