A second little sweetie joined our extended family this week. My youngest brother and his wife had a baby girl on Tuesday morning. I’ve been working on another butterfly blanket for her since early March. For this blanket, my Mom picked Bernat Softee Baby in white and also baby pink marl. I really like this yarn. So soft and very pretty. My favorite baby yarn up until now has been the Bernat Baby Coordinates but I think I like the Softee Baby every bit as much.
I chose a different butterfly applique this time. I came across this Sweet Butterfly pattern by Nichole Romano and loved how it looks. The butterflies on Baby Anna’s blanket were done in pieces and had to be sewn together. They turned out very cute but there were many ends to weave in. I wanted to avoid that this time. The Sweet Butterfly applique is such a fun little project. I love how it is constructed. It’s rather clever. And only 2 yarn tails per butterfly – the beginning tail and the ending tail. Look how cute they are:
For the previous butterfly blanket, I sewed each square together. This time, I chose to put the afghan squares together using the flat braid joining method. It’s actually more work than just seaming the squares but it looks so pretty – it’s worth a little extra time. With the rounded petals and butterfly wings, I decided a scallop border would be a great finish.
Sweet, soft and dainty – perfect for a precious bundle of love. Congratulations little bro on the new addition to your family. I’m so happy for you and your little family ❤ Loves!
Wishing you all a great weekend!