Zinnia C2C Blanket by Rebekah Haas

Zinnia C2C Blanket

August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Corner to Corner
6.5 mm (K)
1500 - 1600 yards (1372 - 1463 m)
Baby Blanket 40"
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The Zinnia Blanket is a summer inspired baby blanket that can be made larger, if you want. I originally intended to make this pattern with We Crochet Mighty Stitch Bulky, but ended up with the worsted weight yarn. For a bigger sized blanket, definitely size up to the bulky and an 8 mm hook!

That being said, I LOVE the Mighty Stitch yarn from We Crochet (www.crochet.com) that I used for this blanket. The Mighty Stitch is a 80%/20% acrylic/wool blend with a GORGEOUS shine to it. Not only does this yarn make for one of the softest blankets you’ve ever embraced, that shine also creates a stunning stitch definition that is sometimes lacking in wool yarns.

When selecting the colors for my blanket, I wanted the contrast of black and white stripes, but softer. I chose the Cream and Ash colorways to be my main color A and main color B for a softer contrast. Of course, I had to look no further than my front garden to find inspiration for my contrast colors! The Fairy Tale, Bubblegum, and Alfalfa colors perfectly mimic the zinnias in my front yard.

Finally, when making the Zinnia Blanket, I wanted color, but not bobbins. I mean, is that too much to ask from a colorworked blanket?? Yes, probably. That being said, the majority of the colors in this pattern are only used for a couple rows at a time before they are fastened off, so I was able to complete this colorworked blanket with minimal bobbins and minimal tangling. For more details on how I changed color, which yarns I carried, and for more detailed formatting, check out the PDF pattern in my Ravelry shop. The PDF features photo stitch tutorials, clearly formatted line by line directions, as well as special instructions for color chainging, if you are new to this style of C2C. Don’t forget to pick up a project bag or crochet mug while you are there! Nothing pairs better with crochet than a fresh brewed cup of coffee (or tea) in a llama mug!