I really enjoyed making this little blanket. Choosing the colour order as I went along and altering the width of the stripes. Only the navy blue follows a regular pattern.
The blanket came out a little bit narrower than I'd have liked so I added 3 rows of (UK) treble crochet up each sides (2tr in each row end, in case you're interested). I then decided to finish it off with a row of crab stitch (also known as reverse dc (or sc if you're in the US)) - each side having a different colour. The finished size is now 63cmx83cm - just right for a pram blanket I reckon.
Yarn: Rico baby classic dk - 6 balls
Pattern: adapted from a chevron pattern in Jan Eaton's 'The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques'
I hope my friend and her baby boy like it.