Baby James is enjoying the Bernat Blanket Sparkle Throw! It’s so fun to see the blankets and throws I made in hopes of being a grandma someday put to use.
Blanket yarn is squishy and soft. It works up very fast too. I think these make nice gifts for new moms, and we have enjoyed having a blanket to set the baby on to practice rolling over and tummy time.
Pattern with a free printable pdf is at the end of the post.
P.S. The baby sweater James is wearing is a pattern coming soon!
*Yarnspirations has sent us a new line of blanket yarn to try called Bernat Baby Blanket Sparkle!
It works up just like regular blanket yarn but has just a bit of sparkle to make this new yarn so fun for baby and kids.
It’s soft and squishy and crochets up so fast. I used a size M-9mm hook and finished this blanket in about 8 hours total. (I worked just about 2 hours a day.)
It’s hard to see in the photo above the bits of sparkle nestled into the yarn, but it’s there, I promise.
I decided to use the spider stitch, which is a combo of SC, CH 1, SC, to test this yarn. I love the stitch definition of that combo and hoped that it would still be just as beautiful in blanket yarn.
Bernat Baby Blanket Sparkle (100% polyester, 300 g/10.5 oz, 201 m/220 yds) tap name of yarn to see on Yarnspirations.com.
2 skeins Seafoam, 2 skeins Moonlight
Size M/9mm hook, scissors, large eye tapestry needle
Finished child’s size throw 36 in x 52 in
Gauge 4 in = 8 st and 7 rows of pattern
Single Crochet (SC): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook.
Chain 67 (or any ODD number if you’d like to adjust the size) with cream (Moonlight).
Row 1: Work “1 SC, CH 1, 1 SC” in the third chain from the hook. *Skip one chain. Work “SC, CH 1, SC” in the next chain. Repeat from * across the row until 2 chains remain. Skip one chain, SC into the final chain. CH 2 and turn.
Row 2: Work “1 SC, CH 1, 1 SC” into the first chain space that is in between the first set of SC, CH, SC of the row below. *Skip 2 stitches, work “1 SC, CH 1, 1 SC,” into the next ch space. Repeat from * across the row. Work 1 SC into the top of the turning chain, CH 2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 instructions for the remaining blanket, following the color changes according to the chart below:
(i.e. 4 rows cream, 4 rows seafoam, etc..)
Before beginning the border, tie off and weave in all the ends.
Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner, chain 1 and SC into that same space. Work 1 SC into each stitch as evenly as possible. (Generally 1 SC per the end of each row for the sides of the blanket.) Work 3 SC into each corner. Join with a slip stitch to the starting SC. CH 1, do not turn.
Round 2: Work 1 SC into each SC around, working 3 SC into the middle stitch in each corner. Join with a slip stitch to the starting SC, chain 1 and do not turn.
Repeat round 2 two or three more times. Join with a slip stitch at the final round, tie off and weave in all ends.
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*Stitch Ambassadors for Yarnspirations; yarn has been provided by them.