A small blanket to knit for baby or as a lap throw in three sizes (carriage/sm crib or lap square/lg crib or lap square) featuring a stitch pattern that emulates a crocus patch in bloom. A deep garter border ensures the piece will lay flat and keep its shape through many washings, making this a practical, yet pretty gift to celebrate family milestones.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Chebris Sport, or Confection Sport, Mountain Meadow Wools Cody Sport, Briar Rose Fibers Nate’s Yarn, Marr Haven Organic Mule Spun Sport, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-ply, O-Wool Classic 2-ply, New Zealand Yarn Company Élan Organic Merino, Imperial Yarn Tracie, Henry’s Attic Gaia Organic Merino Sport, or any springy sport/heavy fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 32(40, 44) inches wide and 32(40, 44) inches in height (stretched lightly and blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 1000(1250, 1600) yds
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
size 4US (3.5 mm) circular needle for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 3US (3.25 mm) circular needle for hems or size to obtain correct gauge