Saturday, December 20, 2008

Random Stripes

I organize my stash by color (doesn't everyone) - So I have a mini bin of baby colors...

The Man-Cub's Tae Kwon Do instructors (a husband/wife team) are expecting their first baby in February. I'm sure they're going to get lots of baby themed Christmas gifts - so here's another one...

The Random Striped Baby Blanket

For a Crib-size blanket:
Cast on 100 stitches on size 10 needles and work in stockinette stitch as follows - joining each new color at the end of the row and weaving in threads as you go along:
White - 8 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 10 rows
Green - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Blue - 2 rows
White - 3 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Purple - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Pink - 2 rows
White - 3 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Green - 2 rows
White - 9 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 11 rows
Blue - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Purple - 2 rows
White - 3 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Pink - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Green - 2 rows
White - 9 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Blue - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 3 rows
Purple - 2 rows
White - 7 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Green - 2 rows
White - 5 rows
Yellow - 2 rows
White - 9 rows
Cast off in Stockinette Stitch. Work a border in yellow by single crocheting around the blanket with a size H crochet hook. You could do the border in another color if you knew the gender of the baby.

The finished blanket...

Mama-to-be with her blanket - she liked it so much she cried...

6 comments:

  1. How sweet, I love the colors!

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  2. very pretty!

    isn't lovely to know the gift you put so much time and love into was well-received and will be much-used?

    merry christmas!

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  3. that is precious! i can't wait until i'm good enough at knitting to make things for newborns. :)

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  4. i'm sure she'll keep it forever (or maybe just until HER grandbabbies come....) lovely.

    love, k

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  5. Simple is usually more beautiful!!!! You just have proven that!!
    Lovely!!

    8-)

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