My latest pattern is Bright Kites crochet baby play mat. Or blanket. It could be used as both! The pattern is certainly bright and colourful and perfect for little rolling, wriggling babies. As the play mat is made in cotton its hard-wearing too!
At the start of the year I broke my New Year Resolution – to not buy yarn until I’ve used what I’ve got. Of course, I was never going to keep that resolution. My first purchase was Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed my post…
You can see the start of one of the squares in the photo. And here is the finished play mat…
Bright Kites Crochet Baby Play Mat
It play mat, or blanket, is made up of two-colour 6″ blocks which remind me of flying kites. The pattern is a simple crochet square where you change colours along each edge. When you work the last stitch in one colour you use the new colour for the last yarn over. Its easy once you get going!
Unused colours are held along the back of your work and you work over the carried strand to lock it into place.
The squares are joined together by working slip stitches through both loops of each stitch to give the play mat a quilted feel.
Then a simple Crab Stitch border finishes the blanket off. Crab Stitch is also known as Reverse Single Crochet (US) and Reverse Double Crochet (UK).
Its just a round of single crochet (UK double crochet) but you work in the opposite direction to normal, clockwise.
Crab Stitch gives a nice textured edge and is quick to work!
I’ve used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids but any worsted or aran weight cotton yarn should work nicely. The colours I’ve used are bright and vibrant and would suit a little baby girl or a little baby boy. Sugar ‘n Cream comes in plenty of lovely colours so you can pick your own palette to suit. You will need one ball of each colour and one cone of White.
I wanna make it!
I hope you enjoy crocheting my Bright Kites crochet baby play mat pattern and soon whip up a cute play mat or blanket of your own.