I had to tweak the colours towards the end to keep the balance more on the blues than the others and I'm really pleased at how it came out. It's loosely based on the Elmer blanket from Little Tin Bird, my go-to crochet square for babies.
We were expecting a proper surprise this time round; no clue at all from any of our scans so I decided on a rainbow blanket for our little one. This is a crochet granny stripe, you can find loads of patterns online but I think I originally found mine at Attic24. It's approximately 60cm by 120cm, the same size as our cot, but folded in half, it's doing very nicely for the moses basket at the moment.
As usual, for both blankets, I've used Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn. It's cheap and cheerful but you wouldn't know that from the feel of the finished blanket. It's perfect for baby blankets because you can bung it in the washing machine and it washes and dries beautifully.
This blanket was not finished before the baby arrived but I did get it done in time to use it as a backdrop for some important photos!