If you popped into Loop during our first three weeks of opening, you might have seen my Babette blanket in progress. I’ve been crocheting squares in spare moments, for the last six weeks. Well, it’s finally finished…
That’s it, snuggled up in my favourite shop chair with crochet Bambi. It was so much fun to make! Almost every square was a different combination and sequence of colours, so it never got boring.
Kathy Merrick designed the Babette blanket for Interweave Crochet, in Koigu kpm, but any yarns of similar weight can be combined to good effect. The Loop version of the blanket uses sock yarns, that are machine washable, for baby-friendliness. We brought Toshsock, Jitterbug, Nature’s palette, Koigu kpm and kpppm to our playground and had great fun choosing the palette in Loop favourite colours.
- Toshsock grasshopper
- Jitterbug Wasabi Squeeze 162
- Koigu kpm1233
- Koigu kpppm 328
- Nature’s palette coral bells
- Toshsock Cherry
- Koigu kpppm 332
- Koigu kpm 1163
- Koigu kpppm 214
- Koigu kpm 1161
- Nature’s palette light teal
- Koigu kpppm 529
- Jitterbug Elephant’s Daydream
- Koigu kpppm 539
- Koigu kpppm 454
I changed the plain outer edge to a little scalloped crochet edging (in blue) as follows:
1st row: Single crochet all the way around blanket.
2nd row: *Chain 4, skip 2 single crochet, slip stitch into next single crochet* repeat all the way around blanket edge.
3rd row: *Half double crochet in chain space 7 times, slip stitch in next chain space, chain 3, slip stitch in same chain space, slip stitch in next chain space* Repeat all the way around blanket edge and then bind off.
Crochet squares make great portable summer projects. We’ll have some more suggestions for these over the next few weeks.
~Juju at Loop