Child's Crayon-colored 2-sided knit and flannel blanket
by Marci Burnett
This two sided blanket was made for my first grandchild. I chose the primary colors so that the blanket is usable for many more years than a traditional baby blanket. It is about 3 X 4 ' so there is plenty of room for my grandchild to curl up within.
The pattern came from Knitty.com. I used KnitPics yarn and their wooden interchangeable needles.
Instead of using the gingham check called for in the pattern, I found a darling flannel at my local quilt shop consisting of rows of children's faces, in the same color tones as my yarn, to line the back. The two fabrics are "sewn" together using a running stitch and French knots spaced throughout the design. I crocheted the edges using more of my yarn to give the blanket a firmer edge for little hands to grab onto.
I had enough yarn left over to make a striped cardigan and hat in size 6-12 mos.
I had absolutely NO trouble with making this blanket. The yarn is fabulous to work with, machine washable and the end product is quite soft and warm. This project took about a month.
You will be the 'stand-out' gift-giver at the baby shower with this dynamic, colorful and soft blanket.