Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have just finished a marathon session with my Dream Catcher Baby Blanket! It is done! It is beautiful and squishy and warm and sunny. I am so proud of this project. I have heard from loads of knitters who are busy making Spud & Chloë Sweater squares for their own Dream Catcher Baby Blankets. I love that and I love the stories you have shared about your blanket dreams. I have heard from two separate knitters making the Dream Catcher Blanket for their elderly parents as lap blankets. It is the perfect size for a lap blanket. That is about the sweetest thing I have ever heard. I have also heard from a couple of groups making the project together for new babies. With the machine washable yarn it will be fantastic for a baby blanket.
I will be back soon with the finished pattern, all pulled together for you and including the border. After much deliberation, I decided on a simple garter stitch border. I did this mainly because there is already so much going on with the squares and the different colors and textures. I felt that adding more colors or more complicated texture to the edging would end up competing and then detracting from the simple beauty and contrast of the squares. It turned out lovely.
I will run you step by step on how to complete the edging so no worries! I am going to have a hard time giving this blanket over as a sample. It would be fantastic to keep in my house. Maybe someday I’ll make a throw size version for my big babies to snuggle up in.
I’ll be back soon with photos and the free downloadable pattern for the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket!