Blossoming Briar Rose

The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.

(Rajneesh)

I remember the moment by babies were born, love like no other floods your heart and soul, a love so very powerful it’s indescribable and indestructible.
A love that grows from the very first second, you knew you were growing a life inside of you.
It blossoms just like a rose.🌹

So when I was asked to make a baby blanket for a gift for an expectant Mother, I knew Briar Rose would be perfect.
“Briar Rose”
is a beautiful pattern by Vanessa from, Hooked on Sunshine.
It’s an absolute dream to make, easy to memorise and exceptionally well written.

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Of course it had to be made in white, there was no doubt about that.
I used, Paintbox Simply Aran in colour, Paper White, from Love Crochet.
I love this yarn, it’s soft and durable and washes up a treat.

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Perfect to wrap a precious new life in.

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So I set about making this very special gift for a new life, a life of hopes, dreams and promises.
A life made out of love.

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I made two repeats of the Briar Rose pattern and started the border on the third repeat, finishing on the first round of the border, mainly because gender isn’t known and I feel the completed border is perfect for a little princess but the more simple edge is suitable for either a Prince or a Princess.

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I used just slightly over 6 skeins of yarn and it measures roughly 36″x36″ unblocked.

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Isn’t it just the perfect baby gift.

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Until next time, happy hooking.

2 thoughts on “Blossoming Briar Rose

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