This is it - my son's cot bed blanket finally all joined together and all loose ends worked in!
This blanket has been made to fit his cot bed so hopefully he'll get a good few years use out of it on his bed and after that he can always have it as a lap-blanket when he moves into a proper sized bed.
The squares are all joined with the single crochet method which leaves a lovely ridged effect on the back of the blanket which makes it even warmer. However, using this method also meant that the blanket became a little smaller than I had thought so I ended up having to crochet another load of granny squares so that it would still be the right size for the cot - oops!
I just love how the colours all seem to complement each other so well on this blanket. I've used a range of yarns from my stash (mostly acrylic) including some of my favourites which I've been saving for a special project. Because of how much yarn this project seemed to be using I even had to borrow a few extra colours from my sister's stash as I was fast running out. Oh - and the purple & lilac squares were also a late addition due to shortage of blue yarn... but somehow it all seems to work.