Finished! All 42 squares seamed together, and about a million ends woven in. Seriously, if you hate weaving in ends, this may make you go crazy. On 9 of the blocks, I used 2 colors so that meant even more ends to weave in afterward.All that work was completely worth it. It came out even better than I imagined. The blanket is light and warm. Perfect for a car seat or stroller blanket. I am amazed at how small and thin it folds up, especially since it's made with worsted weight yarn.After all the ends were woven in, I crocheted a edging around the blanket. I love the little decorative detail that the Crab Stitch gives to the blanket.When the whole blanket was completed, I gave it a good long soak with Soak. I lightly pinned it down to block it. It practically took no time to dry at all.I have to say that I have fallen in love with weaving and woven fabrics after making this blanket. Maybe even a little obsessed. But that is the way I am about any craft I fall in love with. I immerse myself and try to learn as much about it as I can.DH has suggested several times that I keep the blanket. Probably because he has witnessed me labor over this blanket lovingly and non-stop. Melody has grown quite fond of it, too. But, no it's going to be gifted to a new mother-to-be. Besides, I am already planning the next blanket.
Pattern: All the squares are woven with the regular directions (plain weave) of a Weave-It style loom.
Loom: Arbor Loom 4" X 4"
Yarn: 1 skein each of Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in colors: Turquoise (1317) and Gold (1310)
Blanket Edging: I used a US G/ 4mm hook to crochet a row of Single Crochet around the blanket and then finished it off with a round of Crab Stitch (aka Reverse Single Crochet).
Size: 24" X 28"
21 Turquoise Squares
12 Gold Squares
9 Multi-colored Squares (woven with both colors)