I just really wanted to work on this blanket. I had never thought about it until someone from my knitting group was flipping though the pattern book and said she didn't really care for this pattern. Or maybe she wasn't super enthused about the border. Either way, I suddenly thought this was a great pattern and I had to make it. Sometimes it's just that simple. So now I'm getting started!
The body of the blanket is crocheted with single crochet and double crochet stitches. It's a lovely way to make this textured and interesting. The border is squares sewn into strips that I'll stitch on later. I think about the border a lot while I'm working on the body.
I'm not sure yet about the colors I'll use. Do I want to crochet brown squares with orange, yellow, or green centers? Orange squares with brown, yellow, or green centers?
Or I might make blue squares with brown, orange, or green centers. Or something.
The more I look at these pictures, the more I think I might not use brown at all. I'm making this for a friend of a friend and the color scheme of the nursery decor is brown with oranges and purples and greens. So I need four colors that go well together, and with purple. I'm certain I have the colors in my stash, but I'm not sure which ones I want to use. That's okay, though.
I have at least fifteen more inches to crochet on this before I have to decide. That should give me plenty of time to think!