I've been a long time admirer of Down Cloverlaine's designs. I love all of her cute little animal designs and bibs, and I've been wanting to knit a baby blanket using her designs, which are free by the way. This is very generous of her.
I also have a thing for the Basketweave pattern. It was one of my Mom's favorites.
I worked this blanket in individual squares, then sewed them together. I choose the animal patterns that had a CO of 37 sts and 58 rows. The Basketweave patt. that I used was a CO of 38 sts. and 58 rows. The blanket was made of 6 animals and 6 basketweave squares.
I used size 7 needles and all sorts of odds and ends of off-white yarn from my stash. This project was a great stash-buster!
I really enjoyed working on this blanket and the only variation that I had made to knitting the squares is I used a long-tail CO, and I slipped the 1st stitch at the beginning of each row and I purled the last stitch of each row. When it came time to assemble the squares together it made sewing them together so easy. Then for a finishing touch, I crocheted all along the edge. I can't wait to give it to the new mom!