I love that my children are attached to blankets! Especially when they are attached to the blanket their Grandma knit for them! I knew that my little baby would be the same way with her blanket and I thought that it would be fun to have a little take along blankey that matched her full size one so that we could preserve the large one longer! My 3rd child absolutely loves her blanket and it has taken a beating! She brings that thing everywhere and whenever she gets hurt or feels sad, her blanket is always there to cheer her up. Her blanket has held up amazingly well, but I thought it would be nice to have a small blanket for my last baby that we can just grab and go. It wasn’t too much work so if I forget it or lose it, I would be sad, but it would not be as awful as losing her big one.
These make great gifts too. I wish that mine was just a little bigger, mine measures about a 13″ square. Also, I ironed mine after I was finished and it gave it a nice sheen, I don’t normally iron my knitting, but in this case I loved how it turned out. Happy knitting!