A few weeks ago I decided to send out a text to family and friends stating that I would only be making handmade gifts for Christmas this year.
Then in my infinite wisdom, I proceeded to give a list of the things I could make…scarves, blankets, dish towel sets, etc.
My cousin is pregnant and her baby is due December 1st.
Of course, she didn’t want a simple blanket, but a Superman blanket.
So I scoured the internet for different superman baby blanket patterns.
I didn’t really like any of the patterns I online.
I decided to create my own version.
What You’ll Need:
- Red Yarn – Studio Classic (1 ball)
- Blue Yarn- Loops & Threads (1 ball)
- Soft Yellow Yarn- Studio Classic (1 ball)
- Black Yarn- Red Heart (1 ball)
- K/6.5 MM Hook
- Darning Needle
- Corner to Corner Stitch – If you’re not familiar with C2C crochet you might want to start with a simpler project like a C2C dishcloth.
- Single Chain Foundation Stitch (watch this youtube video)
- Changing Colors (Watch this youtube video)
sides 25 in x 26.5 in wide (across the top)
Increasing (Rows 1-31)
Starting with the red yarn chain (ch.) 6
Row 1: Yarn over (yo) and double (dc) into the 4th stitch from the hook. Double crochet (dc) into the next two stitches. (You should have 4 dcs = 1 block)
Ch 6 and turn your work.
Row 2: yo and dc into the 4th chain from the hook. dc into the next two chains.
Sl st between the 3rd and 4th dc of the first block in row 1. Chain 3. Place 3 dcs in the same space. Chain 6 and turn. (You should have 2 blocks)
Row 3:yo and dc into the 4th chain from the hook. dc into the next two chains.
sl st in between the 3rd and 4th dc of the 1st block in row 2. Chain 3 Place 3 dcs in the same space.
sl st between the 3rd and 4th dcs in the next block. Chain 3. Place the dcs in the same space. Ch 6 and turn. (you should have 3 blocks)
Rows 4-15: Repeat row 3 (you should be adding 1 new block each row for a total of 17 blocks)
At the end of row 15 change to the blue yarn.
Rows 16-30: Repeat row 3 (the last row should contain 32 blocks). At the end of row 30 change to the yellow yarn.
Row 31: Repeat row 3 (the last row should have 33 blocks).
Decreasing (Rows 32 – 43)
In the next row you will continue to use the yellow yarn, but you will begin decreasing the number of blocks in each row.
Row 32: *Repeat row 3.* When you get to the end of the last block do not make a turning chain.
Turn your work and sl st into the next 3 stitches. Chain 3 and place 3 dcs in the turning chain.
sl st between the 3rd and 4th chain in the next block. Chain 3. 3 dcs in the same space.
sl st into the last block. Turn and sl st into the next 3 blocks.
Row 33 -43: Repeat row 32 until the end.
Tie off your yarn and weave in all the loose tails if you haven’t already.
Border for Blanket
Starting in the bottom corner of row 1 single crochet around the entire blanket using the black yarn.
When you get back to the corner tie off your yarn and weave in the tail.
At this point your blanket should look like this:
How To Crochet the Superman Symbol
For this part of the project, you will only need the red and black yarn.
To create the S used for the Superman logo I followed the youtube video here.
This was the hardest part of the project.
It took me a while to understand the directions in the video.
To create this logo you will need to know/learn how to do a single chain foundation stitch and how to crochet stitches together.
In the video when she refers to the single chain side of the foundation chain she is talking about the side of the work that has single chain stitches.
(It took me a few tries to figure this part out). I ended up making this logo twice before I got it right. Third times the charm.
Optional Symbol Border
Using the black yarn single crochet around the perimeter of the symbol, tie off and leave a long tail to sew the symbol to the blanket.
Single crochet around the inside perimeter of the symbol, tie off and leave a tail for sewing.
Make sure to leave a tail long enough to sew each part of the work to the blanket.
Your superman symbol should look like this:
Sewing On The ‘S’
The last part of this project is sewing the Superman symbol onto your blanket.
Place your S where you want it on your blanket.
Using your darning needle sew the inner pieces that you want to lay flat onto the blanket.
Next sew the perimeter of the symbol to the blanket.
Weave in your yarn tails and cut the yarn.
You can hide any loose tails you had from attaching the black yarn underneath the logo or you can weave them into the border before sewing it on.
Once you have attached the symbol your finished blanket should look amazing!
And you should give yourself a pat on the back for getting that symbol done!
I really enjoyed working on this blanket it came out better than expected.
If you decide to make this project please let me know or share a picture of it with me in the comments section.
If you have questions about anything please leave me a comment.
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Until Next Time,