I long ago decided that I didn't like making Polka dot blankets. I made one for Toby and then made one for Iris, but I am definitely done with the random placement of polka dots in crochet. I didn't feel like making one for Charlie with polka dots in a stripe, but I may as he gets older. Ben wanted Charlie's blanket to be square and I wanted it to be holy so that he could use it immediately without me fretting over suffocation. So I thought about making one giant granny square. I discovered that many people had done this before me so felt confident in the pattern I found. I, however, have never made a granny square before. The instructions were nonsensical. I tried several times, before giving up and finding a new pattern that made more sense. That still didn't work, so I went to a third pattern. By this point I had unpicked and redone the center so many times I could have made the entire blanket. I knew what they looked like and I knew what the instructions were ALL saying to do, the two did not match. So I took out my simple crochet book, which contained a pattern for a traditional granny square blanket. I looked at the picture, and with my new experience of the style of stitch, winged it
. It's beautiful. I love it. It's so easy and quick and I can't put it down.There's a lot more purple than I thought which worries me, but I think Charlie is going to love it. I think it's easily my favourite blanket now, to make and look at. It's just perfect for my little boy.