Gray and White Modern Baby Blanket

I cannot wait to give this little blanket to my friend! It was so much fun to make and it is so soft and cuddly! And bonus, this is a great beginner project!

I love making people gifts! Love Love Love IT!!! So naturally I decided to make a baby blanket for my friend since it could be used for a functional purpose or a simple decoration. Double function!

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I chose gray and white to match their nursery plans and since they are not finding out the gender of the baby it needed to be gender neutral. I love how this turned out and now that I know how to do it I could make different color versions for other friends really easily! I wouldn’t mind having an adult sized one either!

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Materials 2 skeins white (or color of your preference) (I used “I love This Yarn Chunky” from Hobby Lobby in Sand Frost) 2 skeins Gray (or color of your preference) (I used “I love This Yarn Chunky” from Hobby Lobby in Pearl Gray) 6.5mm hook Scissors

Pattern:

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The first thing that I did was to chain 88 loops, this will be the width of your project. Then I switched to using the granite stitch and used it for the rest of the project.

I switched between white and gray yarn throughout the project which looks really cool when you are using the granite stitch because the stitch gives the blanket a very chunky look! Using my plan above, I started at the bottom, switching being gray and white to give the blanket a gradient effect.

I don’t know if this is the official way to do it BUT to switch colors, I switched before the last chain 2 at the end of the row and then tied the new color to the old color (see picture below) then resumed my crocheting. To hide the tail of the yarn I crocheted with the tail of the yarn on top of the previous row. For another (perhaps better) technique in changing the yarn color watch this video!

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At the end of the project I ended up using whatever was left of both of my colors so that I could make the blanket as big as possible. Then I put the blanket in the dryer for about 30 minutes to take out some of the stiffness and now it is super soft and cuddly and ready to keep a little baby warm!

Questions are more than welcome in the comments if you have any! Happy Crocheting!

More pictures below!

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Happy crafting!

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