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Second Pokémon blanket is here! For this one, I decided to make the Eevee evolution family (before the next evolution comes out and they no longer add up to a nice square number, of course).
My strategy for this blanket was based on what I did for the Justice League Blanket. Single crochet, alternating front and back stitches each row. I’ve found this method keeps patterns small and allows me to use several colors without sacrificing detail in the finished images. It just also makes me hate the act of weaving in ends because there are just so many. There is still some vertical distortion since the stitches are wider than they are tall, but it is not very noticeable in the individual images. Overall, the blanket came out surprisingly small, only 38″ wide x 42″ tall (96 x 106 cm), so it’s a bit more like a small rug than a real blanket, but that’s fine with me.
For the borders, I did two rows of half double crochets. Along the top and bottom sides, I also skipped every fourth stitch, since I noticed that including those made the squares splay out at the sides and look pretty uneven. Probably a problem that could also be attacked with blocking, but I’ve never been very good at blocking. So this seems to work for now.
In all honesty I wanted the background colors to be colors more befitting each individual Pokémon, but alas Umbreon was not going to work on a black background, so it ended up just being white, with type colors in the borders. I think that was enough to make it look interesting without being too overwhelming.
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments below!
“Its ability to evolve into many forms allows it to adapt smoothly and perfectly to any environment.” -Pokémon Crystal