Mondrian-Inspired Baby Blanket

Wow, I’ve been crazy busy crafting but¬†haven’t been posting any of my projects here. Time to start making up for that!

The first one is the Mondrian inspired baby blanket from Stacey Trock’s Modern Baby Crochet. I was immediately taken with this blanket when I saw it, and intrigued by the way it was created, so I had to give it a go.

It’s single crocheted in seven long vertical strips which are then mattress stitched together. I’ll be honest: The mattress stitching was a pain in the *b*. I actually might have preferred to mitigate the colour changes as I went than to have that much finishing to do at the end. But, it made for a really nice way to stitch an afghan during the heat of the summer without having a huge pile of blanket in my lap.

I didn’t have a plan for this afghan when I started it, but the son of a good family friend just had a baby, so my “Aunt” (who may in fact be the proudest new grandma in the world) was also quite taken with this blanket and thought it would be a great one to have on hand for when new baby Audrey comes to visit. And since it’s made from easy care acrylic it should¬†be able to withstand all the wear and tear and washing a baby blanket will require.

Mondrian inspired crochet baby blanket