I am so happy that this is finished! I made a few modifications to the pattern. I used the recommended hook size (P), however my blocks came out huge – about 6 inches larger than called for. However, I decided that I liked to look of them, so I only made 20 instead of 30. That’s 7 of block 1, 7 of block 2 and 6 of block 3. It came out to a total size of 56″ x 70″, which is slightly larger than the original.
Secondly, since I had one less block 3 than the others, I decided to incorporate more of that block in the edging. Instead of doing a picot edge as described in the pattern, I repeated the cluster stitch of block 3 around the edge after a round of single crochet. I think it looks less fussy than what was called for, with all that pink I didn’t want to add more frilliness. (Is that a word?)
Here is a view of the final blanket all stretched out. It was so large is was hard to photograph! But, it is so soft and snugly and warm! I hope grandma likes it!