Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I am the designer behind The Sweetgum Spot, a place for women to connect with their roots through handmade, homegrown, and from scratch living. On my blog I share crochet patterns for homegoods and accessories, as well as tips on self-sufficient living and homesteading skills. I love sharing my passion for all things handmade, and helping you find unique gift ideas and quick market projects! I am so excited to be a guest designer this week and share the Silas Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern with you!
The Silas Summer Baby Blanket is one of my favorite designs yet. It is a simple baby blanket using only two types of stitches (the alternate spike stitch and single crochet stitch), and the colored border and clear stitch definition make it super classy and a great gift for any new baby. Also, it’s the perfect size to lay your little one on for tummy time!
I used Yarn Bee Fresh Haven yarn for this blanket, but any medium weight cotton or tencel yarn will do. If you haven’t worked with tencel yarn before, I highly recommend doing so! Aside from being super soft and having a lovely sheen to it, it’s machine washable, super absorbent, and really quite durable. Good for all things baby!
Silas Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Yarn: Yarn Bee Fresh Haven (6 skeins of Ivory, 1 skein of Mustard)
H/ 5.00 mm hook
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
sl – slip stitch
Alternate spike stitch (AS) – sc in 1st stitch, sc below next stitch.
*Ch 1 at the beginning of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch in the body of the blanket.
**Ch 1 at the beginning of each round DOES count as a stitch in the border of the blanket.
Approximate Finished Size
Without border: 28” x 30”
With border: 32” x 34”
Gauge: 16 alternate spikes x 20 rows = 4”x4”
Body of Blanket:
Ch 100 in Ivory
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, then sc in each st across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch1, AS across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc below 1st st, then AS across. Turn.
Rows 5 to 147: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Round 1: Join Mustard to where you just fastened off. Sc in each st around blanket (3sc in each corner). Sl to first st. Round one complete.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc around (3sc in each corner), sl to first st.
Rounds 3 to 4: Switch to Ivory, repeat Rounds 1 and 2.
Rounds 5 to 8: Switch to Mustard, repeat Rounds 1 & 2 twice. Fasten off, weave in ends.
And that’s it! The Silas Summer Baby Blanket is complete! I hope you enjoyed making this blanket, and I hope it keeps its new owner nice and cozy! If you are looking for more baby-friendly patterns, head over to my blog to see the Charlie Z Mommy & Me Headband Pattern. If you need another gift idea, check out the Patriot Koozie. It’s perfect for summer, and fits three types of drink glasses, so you’ll have every beverage covered!
Thank you again for letting me be a guest designer this week!
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