Hey there it’s Hannah, and here is the blanket I made for our new nephew Jack! I wanted to get some extra nice yarn for this blanket so I tried out Sugar Bush Bold and man is it amazing! Thank you to our friends at Yarnspirations for sending this yarn so I could make something for baby Jack! Here he is cuddled up with his blanket 🙂
And thank you to my friend Ailyn at Mar Designs for making me these adorable baby accessories that I could give to Jack to go with his blanket! I thought that the little white lines on the front side of the blanket looked like little waves so we decided a nautical themed bib would pair perfectly :).
Sugar Bush Bold (100% extra fine merino wool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 174 meters/190 yards)
5 skeins Mossy Teal, 1 skein Fresh Snow
Size J/6.00mm hook, Tapestry Needle, Scissors
finished size appx 28 in x 32 in
Mesh Stitch: Single crochet (SC), chain 1, skip 1. (To work a SC, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook.)
Chain 120 (or any even number) with Blue color.
ROW 1: Work 1 single crochet (SC) into the second chain from the hook. *CH 1, skip 1 chain, SC into the next chain. Repeat from * across to the end of the chain. The last stitch should be a SC. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Work 1 SC into the first SC. *CH 1, skip 1 chain, SC into the next SC. Repeat from * across the row. CH 1 and turn.
ROWS 3 – 5: Repeat row 2. At the end of the 5th row, pull through with White color on the last SC. Ch 1 with White and turn. Cut the Blue and leave a 6 to 9 inch tail you can weave into the blanket.
ROW 6: Repeat row 2 with White. At the end of the row, pull through with Blue on the last stitch. Ch 1 with Blue and turn. Cut the White and leave a tail you can weave into the blanket.
ROWS 7 – 11: Repeat row 2 with Blue.
Repeat rows 6 through 11 until your blanket measures appx. 32 in (or your desired length). You should always work 5 rows of Blue between every row of White. When you finish, tie off and weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.
Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain one. Work the mesh stitch around the sides and ends of the blanket. In the corners, work SC, CH 1, SC all into the same space. (You can also work 3 SCs in the corners if you like the look of that better.) Here is what the first round of my border looked like on the sides:
Round 2: When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into the corner, chain 1 and turn and continue working mesh stitch around the blanket.
Repeat round 2 until you reach your desired border thickness. I did 6 rounds total of the mesh stitch around my blanket for the border. When you finish your border, slip stitch into the final corner and tie off.
If you’d like to add finishing touches to your blanket, lay it out flat on a towel or foam blocking boards if you have them. Use a spray bottle with water to dampen the blanket. Press the blanket into straight lines, massaging the stitches and adjusting your tension. Pin with straight pins and let it dry.
Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern; I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you finish your blanket please take a picture and come share with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Hannah