I almost didn't post pictures of this blanket I finished yesterday, but in my never ending quest to get better pictures of my projects, I decided to give it a try and post it here anyway. If you know me, you've likely seen (or even been given) a similar blanket and I believe there are other versions of this posted elsewhere on this blog. This is my "go-to" blanket anytime I hear someone is expecting. I don't even remember who I made the first one for, but after it was done, I liked it so much that I've been making this pattern ever since.
Obviously I'm still not mastering the picture thing, since the above and below pictures are of the same blanket even though they look like completely different colors. I think I finally got an okay shot of the blanket trim, however. This particular blanket is about 40" x 40" and is in a rose color.
I originally picked up this pattern from the sheets in the store that hang on the display rack, but there is a copy online that can be found here. You can use the yarn suggested, or any worsted weight yarn that you like. Depending on the type of yarn, I usually end up more than one 16 ounce skein, but not much into the second skein. If I find a color I like, I usually get three of the skeins and make two blankets. Seems like there's no shortage of babies to give these to!