More on the Pixie Blanket
Here is the general idea of how I made the Pixie blanket, since it is not from a published pattern to which I could direct you. I basically made 16 squares, sewed them together 4 x 4, and used the scalloped border from another pattern. The squares are your basic dc squares used far and wide - nothing I "designed" myself, but here is how I did it:
Using size I hook, make 16 squares:
Ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout). In ring, 2 dc, (ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times, ch 3, join to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2.
Rnd 2: Ch 2. Dc in each dc. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space for corners. Cont in this manner around. Sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2 to join.
Repeat round 2 until desired size. The square will increase by 16 stitches (four per side) on each round. I did about 8 rounds for the Pixie Blanket squares. When finishing off, leave a long tail to sew squares together.
Join squares together by laying right side up, side by side, and whip stitching through back loops, matching up stitches. This is kind of hard to do with Pixie, since it can be hard to see your stitches, but I just made sure they were fairly evenly lined up and didn’t pucker, etc. I then did 1 rnd of sc around the outside of the blanket, and then a second rnd using the scalloped border from the “Petal Pretty” pattern in Candy Blankies by Candi Jensen.
In addition, there is a pattern in Candy Blankies called Tinkled Pink, that uses three colors of Lion Brand Polar Spun, which I feel is certainly substitutable with Pixie. This pattern is actually the blanket showcased on the front cover of the book.