I made this crochet rainbow blanket for both my nieces this Christmas. One blanket has already been given but this one has travelled to New Zealand with us as a belated Christmas gift for my nine-month-old niece who lives out there and who I will be meeting for the first time on this trip.
The blanket is made from six giant granny squares, each round of which was hooked in a different colour from the rainbow. I chose a daisy design for the centre of the square, and then added a scalloped edge border in white to suggest the outline of a fluffy cloud.
I’m thrilled with how both blankets turned out, and giving them as lasting gifts felt really special. My love affair with crochet started last year, and shows no sign of waning. I’ve taken yarn and my hook to New Zealand with me to get going on the next project.