Choirs of angels singing! I have finished another crochet blanket for this very-soon-to-arrive baby! I have been on a mission with the four blankets on my hooks – two neutral options, a boy option and a girl option. I finished the neutral shell-stitch cream blanket (which is actually quite enormous, more cot quilt sized) and had been awaiting a delivery of more Cascade 220 yarn to finish off my green paddock with sheepy friends blanket. I added a just-off-white simple border, got myself an easy sheep applique pattern and finished the blanket in record time – mama on a mission!
I originally planned to do sheep all over the blanket, but I loved the beautiful emerald green simple single crochet stitch so much I didn’t really want to cover it up. Instead I went with five sheepy friends down the long side of the blanket – four cream faced friends and one grey. There’s always got to be a black sheep!
Not many ends to weave in with this one (yesssss!) so I was loving finishing it quickly and easily, folding it up and popping in amongst the plethora of other baby blankets that seem to be breeding in this house. Seriously, we have so many blankets! I know they’ll all come in handy, but sheesh…lots of blankets of all sorts of sizes, varieties, fabrics!
This blanket I started before we were even pregnant, with the intention of warming our little one-day baby who I had an inkling would be a Winter bub, so it has extra special meaning. I love how it turned out, simple and classic, easy to make and unisex as well. Now it just needs another little lamb to arrive to complete the picture!
Blanket made using Cascade 220 yarn in ‘Chartreuse’ purchased from The Loopy Ewe. Border and sheep made using Cascade 220 in ‘Natural’ purchased from Yay for Yarn. Grey sheep made using Cascade 220 in ‘Grey’ and the black eyes, nose and mouth with an 8 ply yarn I had in my stash from Spotlight. I used a 5.5mm hook and followed this pattern for the sheep.
I love this, The green is so beautiful and I love the sheepies.
So sweet and lovely. I actually just wrote a post that I’ll be sharing later this week about blankets – I have quite the collection also, though not handmade by me (yet) – and it is fun to stop and think about the story attached to each one.
Robyn C says
I love how talented and creative you are Emma, not long now ! Hope everything runs smoothly for you. Cheers Robyn C.
Anne@Grit and Giggles says
Oh I love it, so simple but it certainly stands out.
SO SO SO adorable! I love it!
It looks beautiful Emma. Your little hub is going to wrapped up in lots of home made love. Thank you for all of the blanket information too:) x
Your little bubby is going to be so snug in all your hand made crochet blankets….they are all gorgeous. xo
It’s beautiful and I love the freshness of the green and of course the black sheep too. Just wondering if there is a pattern for the actual blanket? I saw all the details for the actual sheep at the bottom of your post. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane
Hi Kathy – there’s no pattern as such because it’s just single crochet back and forth for as wide and as long as you like – and that’s it! The border is also just single crochet.
its certainly very green 🙂 Love the sheep. The cream one will be lovely on the cot, its handy to have a couple of cot sized ones for day time naps in the cot.