Hooded blankets seem to be very much in fashion at the moment and I wanted to jump on that trend for my children. Being as I have a dinosaur mad son and I already had some of the chunky green and blue wool from Aldi, I decided I would make Oliver a Crochet Hooded Blanket, a dinosaur version.
The blanket was very easy to make, I simply made a rectangle using double crochet stitches, but working in alternating back and front loop rows, to create a bit of texture like a dinosaur. I then made a rectangle shape to create the hood which is attached in the centre at the top of the rectangle. I also added triangle pockets for Oliver's hands to hold up the blanket in the contrasting blue.
For the border, I worked a round of single crochet in the blue colour and then a round of almost picot like border to create spikes on the blanket, another dinosaur effect. I finished off with a crest on the hood and a couple of horns giving a similar effect to a triceratops.
To go with his hooded blanket (and to use up the last of the green wool) I also made Oliver his own chunky Tracey Triceratops and he has been delighted with both, as you can see above. They will be perfect for him to cuddle up under as the weather gets colder.
See you next week for the unicorn version I made for Lily.