Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Be Still" Baby Blanket

I spent my Sunday afternoon working on this super soft, super cute, "Be Still" Baby Blanket.  I used "I Love This Yarn" (#4 worsted weight yarn) from Hobby Lobby.

This blanket has a 2 row repeat pattern.  Once you work a few rows, you can naturally work this pattern without much thought while watching TV - for me, I've been on an NCIS, Netflix!!!

I used a combination of stitches to make this pattern between the main part and the border.  But, it's nothing hard, just a matter of knowing your stitches.

The finished sized measures approximately 35" x 40".

"Be Still" Baby Blanket Pattern

Size:  35" x 40"

--6.0mm hook
--2 skeins each of ILTY in "Be Still" and "Dappled Wheat"
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
Ch/St:  chain or stitch
SC:  single crochet
FPSC:  front post single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
TC:  triple crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
FO:  fasten off

A.  Start with an odd number of chains, any length you desire.  I started with a 101 chains.
B.  Ch1 at the end of each row.

C.  Pattern scheme for main portion of the blanket:  2-row repeat pattern using "Be Still":
  1. HDC in 2nd ch from hook.  *Ch2, Sk 2 ch/st, HDC in next ch/st.*  Rep from *  to * across.  You will end with an HDC in the last stitch. 
  2. *SC in the first st.  TC and HDC into the Ch2 space.*  Rep from * to * across.  You will end with a SC stitch in the last stitch. This will create a beautiful, textured stitch to the front of your blanket.  (see pic above)
  3. Complete Rows 1 and 2 until you reach your desired length, ending with Row 1.  I completed 51 Rows.  
D.  Pattern scheme for border portion of the blanket:  border uses the "Dappled Wheat":
  1. I joined Dappled Wheat yarn into any st with a sl st and ch1.  SC in same st and around, placing 3 SC st in each corner. Sl st join to first st. 
  2. SC around.  3 SC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st. 
  3. Rep #2.
  4. Rep #2.
  5. Rep #2.
  6. HDC in st, Ch2, Sk2.  Rep around, placing 3 HDC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st. 
  7. Ch1, 3 HDC into the Ch2 space, Ch1.  Rep around, placing 3 HDC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st. 
  8. Rep #7.
  9. Rep #7.
  10. SC, Ch5, Sk 2, SC.  Rep around, placing 3 SC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st. 
  11.  SC in first st, Ch5.  FPSC around the SC of the previous round, Ch 5 and continue to rep around.  Place 3 SC in each corner.  Sl st join to first st.
  12. Rep #11.
  13. Sl st over to the Ch5 space.  5 HDC into the Ch5 space, SC into the next Ch5 space.  Rep around, placing 3 HDC into each corner.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  
Something simple and different I was playing around with.  I'm really happy with the texture created in this blanket.  And, the yarn is so fitting for me since Psalm 46:10 is my favorite verse in the Bible:  "Be Still And Know I Am God..."

 Happy Crocheting...
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--don't use/claim my pics as your own
--okay to make and sale your finished work 
--don't share my pattern electronically or in print format (without prior consent) but provide a link to my blog

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