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A Bright Basket Weave Blanket

I knitted the Basket Weave pattern from Car Seat Blankets.  It's every bit as precious as I'd hoped it would be.

I knitted this almost exactly as the instructions told me to.  Modifications are my second nature, but I followed this almost to the very letter of the law.  I changed the colors, but everyone changes the colors (right? Right?!!).  And I skipped a pattern repeat because this seemed big enough for a little car seat blanket.  Other than that, I stayed faithful to the instructions.  Worsted weight yarn.  Four colors. #8 needles.  Weaving in all those ends.

The basket weave patterning is lovely.  I think it might have been just as lovely in only one color, but it's a little late for that now.  It's fine.  I wove in my ends on a car trip, and now it's done and I survived.  It's a lovely little lovey and I hope it's well-received and well-loved. 

I had a great time making it.  Car seat blankets are smaller than your standard baby blanket.  You could wrap one around a small baby if you really needed to, but they're really made to cover up a little person in a car seat.  You can't buckle a bundled up baby into a car seat, but throwing a blanket over some little legs to keep away cold or rain is still safe and wholesome and cozy.  And since it's a smaller blanket, it knits up pretty quickly!  It's a simple stitch pattern that's pretty easy to memorize and the finished product is delightful.

I love this little blanket.  I love the look of the basket weave.  I love the stripes.  I love the garter stitch border.  It's a great baby blanket, and a great pattern, and I know I'm going to make it again.

4 thoughts on “A Bright Basket Weave Blanket”

  • Sherry

    I love this blanket too. You did a great job. I didn't know there was such a thing as a car seat blanket but I guess I'm from the "dark" ages. Tell me, you do such beautiful work, do you keep, gift or donate most of your projects.

    • Jen

      Thank you! I hadn't heard of them until recently, but I like them for times when you don't want to wad up a larger blanket, or you're somewhere where you *really* don't want to drag a corner on the ground. I usually only do projects that I want for myself, or that I want to give to someone as a gift. That's why I'm making so many baby blankets this year--there are babies everywhere! They're fun gifts to gift.

  • Lorene Frischknecht

    This blanket is so colorful! I love it! Is this a free pattern? Thanks so much for sharing it.

  • marsha

    love your color choices. do you still have the info to tell me what the yarn is and the name of the colors, please? If not can you suggest something I can get at Michaels or JoAnn's for those colors? Thanks Marsha

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