Many thanks to my friend Nadine over at Birdy Boutique Photography for this little snapshot, what a cutie!
First, a little back story about this pattern: I was able to take some time to go visit my family recently and had such a wonderful time. My mother always inspires me to be creative because she is so full of great ideas! Her craft cabinet is in the guest room and when I woke up the first morning I saw this, and had to stumble around like a zombie to get my camera and snap a picture:
I just loved those colors and had to make something with them! Long story short mom ended up giving the yarn to me right then and there, and I had my hooks with me (Never leave home without them!), so I just started in on a baby blanket while we were hanging out. I finished the last row at my Stitch 'n Bitch group when I got home, so it really only took two days and would make a great weekend project.
Now, I know the grey yarn is acrylic while the rest are cotton, but Sugar 'n Cream never seems to make good greys. I just went with it and unless the person looking at it knows something about yarn no one will notice because it's made on such a big hook lol. I love this color scheme, but if you're looking for something different I suggest you check out the Color Collective Blog, they have awesome color scheme inspiration! Here's what you need to make your own:
The Weekend Baby Blanket
Finished dimensions: Approx. 30 x 42 inches.
Gauge: 3 stitches and 2 rows per square inch.
6 coordinating colors of worsted weight yarn. Each stripe takes approx. 60g of standard cotton yarn.
US Size N (10.5 mm) crochet hook.
Yarn needle or small hook for finishing.
Half Double Crochet in 2nd chain from hook, and HDC in every stitch to the end of the row.
Chain 2, turn.
Repeat for 10 more rows, and change colors.
Work 11 rows of each color this way.
Weave in your ends and you're all done!