Hello friends, Hannah here with a new pattern for a super fun and squishy baby playmat! James and I got the chance to visit my parents in Arizona for a few weeks and since I had some extra help I was able to have a little time to crochet!
I’ve been wanted to try this scallop border with the thicker blanket yarn ever since I used it on my Simple Scallop Hot Pad and I love how it turned out! The yarn I used is called Bernat Baby Blanket Sparkle, which is the exact same as regular Bernat Baby Blanket, but it has a bunch of little flecks that sparkle :). The shade I used is called Sunshine, which you can find at Joann, or there are also lots of other beautiful shades on Yarnspirations.com.
The main part of this blanket is made all with one stitch – front loop single crochet, so it’s a great project if you are a beginner or just want something relaxing to work on!
Here are some pictures of baby Kate and baby James enjoying enjoying some time on the playmat during our Easter egg hunt!
And here is the blanket with one of our favorite books – The Country Bunny. A perfect gift for a spring baby!
Bernat Baby Blanket Sparkle (100% polyester, 300 g/10.5 oz, 201 m/220 yds)
4 skeins Sunshine
Size M/N/9.00mm crochet hook, tapestry needle scissors
Finished size 44 in x 44 in
Gauge 4 in = 8 st and 8 rows of SC
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops.
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Chain 82 (or any number).
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 SC in each chain across. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Work 1 SC in the front loop only of each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until blanket is square. (Mine was about 42 in x 42 in before I added the border.)
Tie off and weave in ends.
Pull up a loop in any corner and CH 1. Work one round of SC around the blanket, working 1 SC per row on the sides and 1 SC per stitch on each end. Work 3 SC in each corner. At the final corner, slip stitch into starting stitch.
Continuing in the same direction, *work 5 DC in the next stitch, then 1 slip stitch in the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, then slip stitch in the next stitch. Repeat from * around the blanket. When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into corner and tie off.
Thank you so much for visiting Daisy Farm Crafts! xo, Hannah