What I love about crochet, is how often I can just start crocheting, and make it up as I go along.
At the beginning of the year, I developed a sudden hankering to crochet something. Preferably something big. And then I remembered a friend of mine was having a baby sometime around April. This friend has gotten me a bunch of freelance work, so I decided to make a gift for her bub-to-come
I did not want to use a pattern - I couldn't find one I liked. I didn't want to do plain granny squares either, so I worked out how to make square grannies with a circle in the middle.
It's made out of this beautiful Italian wool, and I stayed right away from pastels and 'traditional' baby colours, and went straight for something bright and fun.
After I'd stitched all the squares together, I decided it just wasn't quite wide enough, so I added some border stripes too.
The colours aren't true to life in this last shot, but I kept the photo, because I'm proud of the work that went into it. It's such a soft, soft, warm blanket, and I'm told that that baby girl who now 'owns' it, loves it.