It’s high time I time did another buggy blanket. It’s well into March, the Daffs are out and the days are getting longer.Dunno about you, but I’m ready for some colour.
It’s ages since I did a baby project – I saw the baby I made the last blanket for, running along the street this morning on his sisters school run. It’s quite a while since he was in any buggy ….and there have been no new babies recently. But then…who needs an excuse to make a blanket ? Certainly not me.Y
This one is bright and chunky and warm. It’s crocheted in a simple, relatively uncommon stitch which, when combined with other colours in this way, gives a lovely tweedy loose-woven blankety effect. A little bit tribal with a funky twist – thus the name.
It has a light stretchy construction which makes it warm but airy – just as suitable for the warmer seasons as for winter. It makes up surprisingly quickly.
I added small multi-colour pompom to each corner – just to give it that extra special finish.
You can stick to the colours I’ve used or be creative and come up with your own combo. It needn’t be bright – would work just as well in more muted shades, monochromatic tones, or even a mixture of clashing primaries.
What cool mum-to be wouldn’t love a gift like this? In fact, who’s to stop you sizing up the length and width to make a full-on proper blanket? I’m thinking of doing that myself.