Sunday, October 1, 2017

Make Up in Love

It is our pleasure here at TTD to bring you our first baby blanket offered under our label.  Please say hello to Make Up in Love.

While trying to find a simple pattern for friends that just announced they were expecting, our local yarn crawl, the DFW Yarn crawl, started.

When out and about the first weekend of the crawl, I fell down hard in the trunk show of one of my favorite indie yarn dyers, Yarn Carnival.  Ana and Matt have a wonderful way with their colors.

As my friend is expecting a baby girl, I was looking for complimentary colors and I knew I wanted speckles.  Lo and behold, I fell in love with Love!  I pinged Ana and Matt later that same week and asked which of their tonals would complement Love. I could not decide between four possible colors.  Endless Summer was chosen, though Beet came home with me too.

I wanted the speckles as the main body, with the tonal to border it to accent the speckle colors.  Do not be afraid of the crochet edging.  If you truly never want to crochet, there is a seed stitch option, but I promise the crochet is just your basics:  chain, single, half double and double crochet.

While the pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, you may choose to expand it to make something for yourself out of DK or Worsted weight.  If you want to make it bigger than 3’ by 3’, there is a chart that allows you to keep going once the written instructions stop for the main body.  The seed stitch edge does not care what row you start at, the crochet edge does.

Remember, you are never tied to any designer’s vision for a pattern.  Make this up in colors that speak to you and to the little (or big) person that gets to enjoy it for years to come.  But I do ask that you make it up in love.

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