Lucky Elephant Baby Blanket

An elephant with its trunk up represents prosperity, good luck and victory. All good intentions to pass on to a new baby and her mama — and that’s the inspiration behind my latest creation.

 

My best friend has always loved elephants and I knew that would be the basis of the blanket I’d make for her, now that’s she’s expecting her first child. I am so excited and the time is flying by. I can’t wait to meet the little one!

Will it be a little boy or girl?! Either one will be full of sweetness, but when you’re not sure, keeping colours neutral is important! I went with a turquoise, sea-foam, grey and white palette. I loved it! I had it ready JUST in time for the baby shower last weekend. I was also in charge of planning some games, so it was a busy one!

The pattern was inspired by this Repeat Crafter Me blanket, except the squares are single, half-double and double crochet. Just subtract one stitch of length for each larger stitch. (ex. 25 across for SC, 24 for HDC and 23 for DC).

I also made some multi-coloured squares. There are tones of patterns online for creative granny squares, but here’s how to do a solid one and then you can just change colours as you go!

The elephant applique was also inspired by Repeat Crafter Me’s pattern. I just added another round of stitches to make him a bit bigger! I think his little flapping ear really makes it.

2016-02-15 Elephant Applique Detail

Elephant Detail

I used Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly yarn and a size 4.5 hook. Machine washable!

I was thrilled she loved the gift when she opened it at the beautiful shower (in a bicycle-themed restaurant!) , but my heart will be even more warmed to see her baby wrapped up in it!

For now, here’s a pile of wrapped gifts! Lucky baby! You can see the diaper cake I made peeking out the top of the pile in the back there! 😀

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What did you make this week?

xo

Jax

 

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