This is a small sample of the Progressive Pattern Stitch Afghan with Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes. I had some yarn left over from the Chromium Star Blanket and ended up using one full skein before the warping upper left hand corner got to me.
Maybe a heavy border would help the misshapen corner and plump the size a little. I guess I could also try blocking it, but I’ll most likely put it in snooze mode and try to find a charity that would take it. I really don’t feel any drive to improve or finish this particular blanket.
I do like the way the blanket is worked though, similar to a mitered square. You crochet a bunch of chain loops on two sides of the square and turn. The second row uses granny-style shell groups in each chain loop. Because there are only two different rows the pattern is easily memorized.
Plus, I personally am partial to exponential blanket construction. It’s relaxing to watch a blanket grow, knowing that you can use the maximum amount of a skein without worrying that you’ll run out. Using this pattern in the round would probably hold the shape better, like Robyn‘s Baby Blanket on Flickr. I like how her color changes compliment the pattern.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Yellow roses symbolize friendship and sociability.