Here’s a blanket I made for my step-daughter last Christmas (that’s 2006) when her father said he wanted to send her a “hug”. She was told, after she moved to another province, that every time she was lonely and needed a hug from her Daddy, all she had to do was wrap the blanket around her and she would be getting her hug. She has now moved back to this province, but uses the blanket all the time anyways!
It’s a fairly simple blanket in eyelet type stitch, knit with worsted weight yarn. I then made a square with a *Christmas tree in the center of it and sewed it to the middle of the main colour of the blanket and added two panels of gray, one on either end, to make it a nice size for snuggling on the couch watching TV.
I just found this picture of it in my files, so I thought I would post it for you all to see!
*“Christmas tree square” graph found in The Knitting Stitch Bible on Page 64.