Project – Mitered Blocks Blanket
Patons Pattern Book #500878 – Beehive Bundles
Yarn – Patons Beehive Baby Chunky
Blogger – Andrea K2Tog
Have you seen Patons' new pattern book, Beehive Bundles? It's absolutely darling! I was dying to make the Starburst Blanket, but seeing as how I've never crocheted before, choosing an intermediate pattern is probably not a recipe for success.
I have instead chosen the knitted Mitered Blocks Blanket. This design looks complicated, but is in fact easy. Just garter stitch and a couple simple decreases in each square. I am nowhere near the seaming phase so I can't speak to that, but it shouldn't be too hard (fingers crossed). Also, because of the blanket's construction it's a really portable project, since you can bring just one or two squares with you at a time.
The best part of this project is getting to work with the Beehive Baby Chunky yarn. It's so dreamy and soft, and works up quickly on size 9 needles (bonus!). 3 blocks down, 33 to go - I better get knitting!