I made 2 of the Monte Cristo baby blankets - for twins. I wished I had made one of them a slightly different color.
Can I dye these after the fact or is there a risk of having an unpredictable outcome. Thank you.
With dyeing, there is always a chance of an unpredictable outcome ;-) but I think it can be done. Monte Cristo is 100% cotton and there are chemical dyes that work in cold water, giving you an option to use a big container (garbage bin, or .....) which allows for the blanket to really move around in the water to get even colour spread. If you have a bit of Monte Cristo yarn left over, I would certainly dye a sample to see if you would get a good result before moving on to the blanket. Dyeing a fluffy yarn could be a different result and it would be useful to see how the Monte Cristo behaves in a dye bath! Let us know your results!
Maybe you can embellish instead? Like a fabric edge binding or stitch a design into the fabric?
In natural dyeing, they that advise yarn/fabric be scoured before mordant (if needed) and dyeing otherwise you get uneven results as well. Scouring can make the one blanket smaller?