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At only 5 days post baby shower, I have finally finished my friend’s gift! Here he is! Isn’t he cute?
Hopefully I get the chance to run it over to her before she sees it, but I was too excited about this cuteness to wait any longer before posting!
The blanket fits pretty snugly inside the bag, but I think my kids would prefer to use it as a toy carrier instead of a pillow like the pattern suggests. I used a simple magnetic snap closure on the top, so chubby baby fingers will be able to open and shut it.
I love the texture of this blanket as well! The structure is fairly simple once you understand the pattern, but working into the back loop adds a delicious ripple texture. I did underestimate how much yarn this would take, and ended up with just a smidge of contrast in the finished border. Oops!
If you know someone with a nautical or whale themed nursery, this was created from a free pattern by Justyna Kacprzak. Here is the pin that inspired this project:
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