A Blanket from the Past

I was visiting my in laws in Ohio. Of course I had the blanket I’m currently working on with me. Everyone was interested in what I was making and what else I’ve made lately. Then my mother in law had a surprise for me. 

She left the room and came back a few minutes later. She was carrying this. 

I made this blanket for her. I forgot I had even made this blanket! It was one of the first blankets that I ever made. 

It was so wonderful seeing one of my earliest blankets and that she still had it. 


Twelve Blankets in Twelve Months: March


You are who you choose to be.

My journey to create twelve blankets in twelve months is still on track. March’s blanket is an Iron Giant blanket for one of my sons. The Iron Giant was his favorite movie as a small child. He watched that movie enough times that I used to have it memorized.



The first square is a coffee cup. It represents the espresso Hogarth drank the night he hung out with Dean.


The second square is the iron giant falling through the sky into the ocean off the coast of Maine.


The third square is Hogarth.


The fourth square is a squirrel. When Hogarth first met Dean he was trying to show his mom the new “pet” he found.


The fifth square is the “S” that Dean places on the giant to disguise him as a sculpture and hide him. Or it stands for Superman.


The sixth square is the screw that the general sends to Hogarth. It was the part of the giant that the military was able to find.


The sixth square is a tank that attacked the giant.


The seventh square is the power lines that Hogarth rescues the giant from.


The eighth square is the Iron Giant himself. The best part of this square is the eyes. They were crocheted in glow in the dark yarn.


The banner contains what might be the most important quote from the whole movie, “You are who you choose to be.”

After joining all the squares, I decided to keep the border simple and did 1 row of sc all around followed by a row of dc, chain 1.


The pattern for this blanket is available for free. Download here.