I’m a broken record at this point telling you how much I love working with Bernat Bundle Up yarn from *Yarnspirations.com. Lol!
But I can’t help myself so here I am once again telling you how much I love working with this yarn! It has just enough elasticity to bounce the blanket right into shape and is so incredibly soft. I like the matte finish, it is like soft brushed flannel.
I used 5 skeins with a bit left over for this approximately 35 x 35 inch baby blanket.
Bernat Bundle Up Small Ball (100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds)
5 skeins Posy
Size I/5.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 35 in x 35 in, Gauge 2 inches = 6 rows and 7 stitches of HDC
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook
Double Crochet 5 Together Bobble (Bobble): *YO, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * 4 more times, inserting hook into the same stitch each time. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Chain 120 (Pattern repeat is any number x 10)
Row 1: Beginning in the second chain from the hook, work 1 HDC. HDC in each chain to the end of the row. chain (CH) 1 and turn. (119)
Rows 2 – 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch across the row, CH 1 and turn after each row.
Row 6: Work 1 SC into each of the first 9 stitches, *Bobble in the next stitch. Work SC into each of the next 9 stitches, repeat from * across the row ending with 9 SC to the end of the row, CH 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 2 through 6 for the remainder of the blanket until the height is 35 inches or until your blanket is square. End the blanket with rows 2 – 5.
Round 1: Make one round of HDC. After making the very last HDC, ch 1 and HDC into the same space as the last HDC. Don’t turn, rotate the blanket to work down the side. Work approximately 3 HDC per 2 rows on the sides, or as evenly as possible. Work HDC, CH 1, HDC for each corner. Work last HDC into the first CH 1 space of the corner. Don’t turn.
Ribbing: Chain 8. Work 1 HDC into the second chain from the hook and each chain. *Slip Stitch (SL ST) into the next HDC on the edge of the blanket and then next. Work 1 HDC into the back loop of each HDC, CH 1 and turn. Work 1 HDC into the back loop of each HDC and repeat from *.
Tip #1: The ribbing border is worked perpendicular to the blanket.
Tip #2: When approaching the corners, only slip stitch 1 time over, for the actual corner, work the slip stitch into the same chain 1 space 2 times. Then, on the next pass, only slip stitch 1 time to the next stitch. You are trying to get the ribbing to fan around the corner.
On the last row of ribbing, tie off and cut yarn with a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew the last row to the first row joining the two ends together.
Weave in all ends and tie off.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful time crocheting this blanket and it brings a sense of calm into your day. XO, Tiffany