When my daughter had her first baby last year it motivated me to get crafty in ways I’d not done in a long time. I crocheted bootees, baby converse, shoes and toys, knitted a cardigan and made two cotton crocheted blankets which my daughter loved and used all the time. I decided to knit a larger blanket that would serve as a proper cover for my grandson’s cot bed and be big enough to tuck in even when he gets bigger. I bought some 100% cotton double knitting yarn and assembled lots of wash cloth pattern motives on pinterest from a fantastic member called Daisy and Storm who can also be found at https://daisyandstorm.com/. I chose animal and vehicle motives and the letters of my Grandson’s name. I included the year of his birth and the favourite football teams of his mum and dad together with a manchester bee motive and a frog (which is a family thing from my dad) I didn’t realise what a task it was going to be. I ended up with 210 stitches per row and there were 399 rows in all, not to mention 4 rows of single crochet round the entire completed blanket. It took the best part of 1000 grammes of wool and quite a few months to complete. By the end I was getting kind of sick of the sight of it but, once finished, was worth the effort. A special, personalised cosy blanket made with love.