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Southwest Meets Key West

  

This summer we made lots of trips to our local beach. As we make the 20-30 minute drive there, we would pass by Fripp Island, which is covered with pastel colored beach houses. This blanket memorializes this year’s stay-cation, filled with sunny beach days and brightly colored houses.

While this blanket is an invitation to commemorate the colors of your summer vacation, you can use any color combinations you wish. I recommend using 6 to 8 colors; that way you have enough possible combinations to spread color evenly throughout the blanket, without it being overwhelming. I chose all bright colors to work with; however this would be equally lovely in neutrals with pops of color. 

If you are up for an explosion of color and have lots of scrap bits of yarn (who doesn’t), I recommend using three neutrals colors like grey, light brown, and white. Mix those neutrals in with your scrap yarn and your blanket will look like a well-planned work of art. 

Yarn choice is also up to you. This would be an heirloom piece if done in wool sock yarn. I opted for acrylic baby yarn, but you could also pick any DK weight yarn. If you wanted a weighty blanket, you could make this with cotton yarn, and the amount of yarn needed would make for a heavy blanket

Size

This blanket comes with directions for two sizes:    

Child sized blanket 44 in/112 cm wide 53 in/135 cm long


I made sure to create a border that could be done in any even number of stitches. No matter what size you make this blanket, you can use the border instructions. 

Hook Sizes

  

3.75 mm for all circles and border, 3.5 mm for all triangles

Yarn Used

  Wellness Baby by Loops and Threads

820 yds/750 m, 8.8 oz/250g. I used 6 colors: coral, yellow, white, aqua, mint and apricot.

Yarn Requirements

 Total length of yarn used to make this blanket was 3,720 yds/3402 m

Total length of yarn to make a baby blanket is 2520 yds/2304 m