The ANIMALS & FLOWERS personalised baby blanket was the first blanket that Charlotte designed, and has been her most popular blanket for over 22 years. Charlotte was inspired to design the blanket during a time of creativity following the birth of her daughter Lily. Influenced by Victorian samplers, this blanket has a traditional feel and features rows of geese, flowers, cats, rabbits and delicate geometric motifs.
Charlotte knits this popular blanket in cotton or merino wool, and new colourways have been introduced over the years. The blanket is now knitted in eight different colourways, so there is one to suit everyone! Charlotte has chosen Norfolk place names for the eight different colourways: Blicking, Holkham, Wells, Stiffkey, Heydon, Blakeney, Norwich, and Cromer. The colourways range from a dusky pink (Blickling)
and a rich mid-blue (Holkham)
to traditional pastel colours (Stiffkey)
and more modern brights (Norwich)
All the colourways can be seen on Charlotte’s website.
As with all Charlotte’s blankets, this baby blanket is made from two layers of knitted cotton (or merino wool). The whole blanket is knitted to order, with baby’s names and date of birth knitted as an integral part of the front of the blanket
The reverse of the blanket features a repeating Fleur-de-lis inspired design, while the top and bottom of the blanket are beautifully finished with a picot edging – both of which can be spotted in this photo of Charlotte’s neighbour’s Grandson snuggling up in his new blanket:
The Animals & Flowers blanket continues to be Charlotte’s most popular blanket, perhaps due to its classic, timeless design.