I knitted this pretty blanket for dear baby Annabel Maeve, the newest little member of our growing family!

The pattern is called “Cascading Colors Baby Blankie“, and the instructions and materials list can be found on the Lion Brand website.  It knits up very quickly because you hold two yarns together and use size 17 needles!  I purchased the recommended yarns because I just loved the striking color combinations.  There was plenty of yarn leftover, and I used the Cotton-ease to make a colorful matching hat.  (Did I remember to take a picture of that hat???)

Here’s another crochet edging for a fleece baby blanket.  The book is Baby’s Choice Crochet Edgings for fleece by Terry Kimbrough, and the yarn is Cupcake by Lion Brand.  I made it for baby Zachary, who will likely grow up to be his dad’s First Mate!


0 thoughts on “Cascading Colors – a sweet baby blanket

  1. Teresa says:

    How fortunate to be a baby in your life! Call me crazy, but the blankets appeal to me more than the kitchen chicken…

  2. oldmovielover says:

    Hello my name is Christine and I just came across your blog. I have to say that I am quite excited to make a few fleece blankets with the crochet edging (just bought the book you mentioned and can’t wait to get it). Love color combo you used. Happy blogging!

    • Ann says:

      Hi Christine –
      I really think you’ll enjoy making these blankets. There are so many fleece patterns to choose from. The ones that I have made are for babies, but I’m thinking that lap-size would make a great holiday gift! You’ll find that the book offers clear instructions and pretty edging patterns.

      Hope you have fun, and I’d love to hear an update on your new project!

      • oldmovielover says:

        Those were my thoughts exactly of making these as holiday gifts. One of my friends was looking over my sholder when I was looking at your blog and already made a “request” for one. The daunting task will be picking out fleeces to use haha. But I’m glad to hear about the clear instructions; I don’t think I’m quite ready to improvise yet.

        I’d love to have an update for you as well. May cannot get here soon enough! I can’t wait to start and don’t worry, I will definitely have fun!

  3. lisa says:

    Wow-the fleece blanket is just beautiful. What a nice gift. As always you choose such great color combinations.

    • Ann says:

      Maybe I’ll find fleece with the Navy emblem and make my first lap-size blanket for your baby!