I sit here at my computer looking at this beautiful blanket that I designed and wonder where is spring? I live in Buffalo NY and its about 0 degrees with wind chills in the negatives numbers and a winter storm warning in effect right now. Spring seems so far away….maybe that’s why when I was designing my newest blanket I thought of colorful spring bouquets of tulips.
This blanket is made with granny squares, my favorite. You can make the blanket in two colors or ten, its up to you. I chose five colors and used the cream as the main color and made five centers of each of the four other colors. So the centers were my colorful flower inspired granny’s. The blanket is a join as you go. So you make the centers and then connect them to form a beautiful airy spring/summer blanket. I used a soft, shiny cotton yarn. Unfortunately the yarn I used was discontinued but this blanket will look great in any yarn. You can make this in several sizes by simply adding more squares.
I asked for names for this blanket from my Facebook fans and my IG followers. It seemed like whoever I showed the blanket to saw something different. Flowers, butterflies, shamrocks, etc. I left it to the people and they choose Pansies in Bloom which I loved so I offer you the pattern with a little discount. Head on over to Raverly to purchase. Use code Spring1 for $1.00 off, it’ll be good for just the first ten purchases on Ravelry.