I took the pictures on a chess table in Riverside Park.
I’m glad to finally be finished. It seems that people I know have babies in clusters, so I will go a few years without making any baby gifts and then will have about four to make in the same season.
The blanket was worked in rows using my variation of the fantail stitch from the Reader’s Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches. I worked the borders in the round. Since I only had a small amount of the variegated yarn left at that point, I made the first border in a simple single crochet (working 3 in each corner). The second border alternated between single crochet and chain stitches to conserve yarn. I worked three double crochets into each corner.