Crochet Tiles for Miles Baby Blanket

Crochet Tiles for Miles Baby Blanket


Welcome back to the Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at Michaels.com This is an exclusive pattern found available on Michaels.com and this is called Tiles For Miles and this is using the brand new baby, Caron Baby Cakes. Love this, it actually looks like a fake photo, it looks so good So what we’re going to do today is I’m going to show you how to do the actual stitch work for this Then we’re just going to do a nice quick border. The nice thing about it is that the instructions are really quite easy to remember and there’s also a stitch diagram involved. So let me take a look at the instructions. This video has sound alerts added. When you hear this sound [chime noise] It will you your signal that the segment is finishing up. Press stop and crochet the instructions, and then press play again to continue along in your project. So here’s a copy of the instructions that you can see, and this is available through Michaels.com and it’s just a matter of just being able to figure it all out as you’re going. But we’re going to be able to do all that on camera So, it’s really quite an easy pattern it’s a repeating of a certain 2 rows as we go. And there’s also a diagram, and we’re going to pay attention to that diagram more Now if you’d like to change the size of your blanket and make it even bigger, it’s going to change the amount of yarn you’re going to use but you can use the same pattern for larger sizes. The multiple for stitch counts are multiples of 4 plus 1. So I’ll explain that in just a moment, let’s pull up the diagram. So this diagram is available on Michaels.com it comes with that as well, and you would have seen that in the pattern with those red clickable links So what we’re going to do, we’re going to start off with the very base here and do our chain. Then we’re going to come across the top here with single crochets and then we’re going to just move forward. Just remember that the colours are just subjective it’s just showing you the row it doesn’t mean that you’re changing colours let the yarn do the work when it comes to this, the Caron Baby Cakes changes colour on its own and that’s what you’re seeing within the photograph So if you’d like to change the size, it’s multiples of 4 plus 1 and it’s really quite simple to follow. I have a sample already made, just to show you what it looks like it’s just a small sample, and then we’re going to get going and show you how to do the stitch work after that. So here’s the smaller sample that I did using Caron Cakes and you can see that the yarn changed on its own and because of this design, it actually looks really neat. So when it changes when you’re doing the smaller rows here, it almost looks like the whole thing was meant to be. It’s just absolutely fabulous and it could change midway through one of these big treble tiles as well. So all of the tiles line up on top of each other like you see, so it’s no fuss on being able to make sure that they shift back and forth There’s 2 rows you’ve got the trebles, then you’ve got this row that you want to do with half doubles and chain 2 spaces that you’re going to be making. So it’s actually a really easy pattern. I’m going to do a very small swatch with you You’re going to need a 5mm size H crochet hook today And it takes a Baby Caron Cakes in order to do this. And I’m going to just do a quick sample. So it says you need 5 balls of Caron Baby Cakes if you would like to do the size here and it ends up being a 40 inch square as well, so that’s kind of neat too it’s a nice fair size for a baby. So on camera today, I’m going to do a very small sample and I’m just going to show you how to do it, it’s that simple. So we’re going to begin with a slip knot. and remember, if you want to do a smaller swatch size, or just a bigger or smaller afghan, or blanket, it’s multiples of 4 plus 1. That is how you do it. So if you would like to follow exactly what you want and get it right exactly what you see in the photograph, it’s chain 133 so just chain 133 if that’s what you want. Anybody else, if you want to change your size, go in multiples of 4 So 1, 2, 3, and 4 Is it big enough? Yes or no. If not, keep on going So 1, 2, 3, and 4. Big enough? Yes or no. 1, 2, 3, and 4 And then once you’re satisfied with the length, I’m just going to do a small swatch ‘cos that’s all that’s needed, You’re just going to add one more [chime noise] to bring it into balance. So we’ve a chain of 133 Or just do your multiples of 4 and add 1 at the end. Let’s move along to row number 1. So row number 1, no matter what size you’re working on today you’re going to go second chain from the hook. So 1 and get the second So just turn it to get the back loop only and I want you to put in a single crochet in the second one and I want you to single crochet in each one of the chains in the back loop all the way across your chain. So it doesn’t matter the size of your chain One single crochet in each, and I’ll see you at the end of your chain. So we’re now finished row number 1 We’re going to turn our work and go for row number 2 Row number 2 is only ever done one time it’s not part of the repeat pattern. But I’ve got to get you to establish the repeat pattern, and we’ve got to do this in order to do that. So chain up 1 and right in the same one that you’re in, you’re going to single crochet. and then here’s the thing on this one. Chain 2 Skip 2. 1 and 2, and go to the 3rd one over and single crochet. Single crochet that one plus the next one. So there’ll be 2 single crochets in a row [chime noise] and then chain 2 Skip 2 and 2 single crochets in a row. And you’re going to do that all the way across, no matter what size you have. So once you get your 2 in here, you’re just going to go right to the very edge. So the very edge one is going to be Chain 2, and you only have 3 stitches left, 1, 2, and 3 go to the 3rd one anyway, it’s your last one and that is just one single crochet by itself. So on the edges there’s only 1 single crochets that sit by themselves and in the middles they’ll all be 2’s sitting in pairs. Let’s begin row number 3, and this is part of the repeat. so let’s turn our work and do row number 3. This is part of the repeat pattern now and you’ll have to do this every other row until you get to the size you want. So to begin, we’re going to chain up 3, which counts as a double crochet. and then we just move to our first chain 2 space and you’re going to treble, so you’re going to wrap the hook twice and then treble into that one a total of 4 times. So each chain 2 space is always going to have 4 trebles It’s an easy number to remember. So you’re going to keep adding your trebles in. Remember you’re wrapping your hook twice. for a treble. So it’s not a double, it’s a treble And once you get that done, you have your 4 there and then you immediately jump to the next chain 2 space and start putting in 4 into that one. So there’s nothing in between these But the neat thing about it is that in the next row that we’re about to do, which is part of your repeat, is that you’re playing within the spaces in between these groups of 4 and I’ll explain that in just a moment. So I want you to just to put in 4 trebles into each chain 2 space all the way across and when you come to your final one, that I’m about to do, you’re going to put in 4 into the final one as you normally would have done. and then once you get your 4 in there, remember how we chained 3 to begin? well that wasn’t inside that chain 2 space right? It’s sitting on it’s own. So you have to double crochet into the final single crochet here. And it is a double crochet, it pulls it down. Just like that. So that was row number 3 [chime noise], and you’ll repeat that over and over and over So you repeat 3 and 4 actually. So let’s turn our work and do row number 4. So row number 4’s kind of like easy, easy, easy row. So for number 4 we’re going to chain up 1 and we’re going to put a single crochet into the top of the first double crochet that you started with. And I want you to split that double crochet apart from the group of 4 And I want you go go right into the space where my finger’s popping out and I want you to put in a half double crochet there. Don’t forget to do that, you’ve got to keep the balance. So now you’re going to chain up 2. And then you’re just going to split and go in between the 2 groups of the 4’s and you’re going to half double crochet twice. Just like that. And then chain 2 And then split the next one. Okay? So you’re going to do that all the way across on your pattern. And then when you get to the very final edge, that you’re going to hit, you’re going to chain 2, and you’re going to put in your half double crochet between the group of 4 and the last one that you had here. So just go right in there, right into the space Half double crochet [chime noise], and you need to finish this off doing a single crochet right in the turning chain Don’t go into a space go into the turning chain with a single crochet. So I’m going right into the chain itself, and that will hold it there, and you just finish it off. So you turn your work, and you repeat row number 3 all over again, which is this whole tile work right? So to begin again, You chain up 3, counts as a double crochet. and then all you have to do then is to come into this next chain 2 space, and you’re going to treble 4 times. So I’m going to speed up a little bit. ‘Cos it’s just an easy repeat pattern going back and forth. When you look at instructions, it looks a lot more daunting than it really is. So you get your 4 in there, you come to your next chain 2 space, you’re going to put another 4 in the next one, 4 trebles. Just like that. And then do your final one once you get to the other side, so just keep moving along, You do your final one, right to the edge. And what are we going to do right at the very end? We are going to put a double crochet in the last single crochet that you have. okay, so right, in the last single crochet I want you to double crochet right in there. So that was row number 3 again. So you turn your work and do row number 4 Which is is this whole half double crochet business, right? So chain up 1 Single crochet in the very first one Split the first 2 Okay, so you see the group of 4? You split the first one out. Put in a half double crochet right in that space Chain 2 and then just jump to the next space. So what you need to do is just repeat these 2 rows over and over and over and you need to finish off on the row that I’m doing right now Okay, so it’ll be the row, the last time you ever do this row or project you are going to finish off doing the row that I am showing you. So when you get to the edge, don’t forget, you’re going to put in a half double crochet into that space and then you’re going to single crochet right into the turning chain. Right there Okay, so then that’s where you need to finish [chime noise] and then what we’re going to do then is that I’m going to show you how to do the border from this point because this is where you’re going to do it from here So without further ado, let me show you how to do that next. So I’m about to start – I just finished here okay? So we’re going to turn our work. And this is the right side of the project. I can tell by these double crochets, or these trebles the way they are sitting up. See here, they look different So you’ll notice that on the project as well, let me show you the other sample here So this is the right side of the project, and this is the wrong side. See the difference of the look? Okay, it looks more cleaner on this side, this is the right side. So what we have here is that we’re going to start off with our edging. So we’re going to chain up 1, and we’re going to put in a single crochet right in the very first one. and then we’re going to put in a single crochet right in the top of the half double crochet And then we’re going to put a single crochet a total of 2 times in this chain 2 space. and then the next half double crochets will each get a single crochet. So you’re going to work your way down the one edge just filling in the space, so 2 singles here 1 in each of the half doubles, and so on That’s all you have to do for this particular edge, nice and simple. Then what we’re going to do is that we’re going to turn our work And work down the side of the project that’s always most kind of hardest of anything So don’t forget, you still have 2 stitches, you have a half double that you had, then you had your single. and in the single one here, what we need to do is that we need to place a total of 3 singles So I’ve already got one in there so you do it again, single, and you do it again a third time, so there’s 3 in a row. So now what we’re going to do is we’re going to work our way down the edge as we go. So there’s only 1 revolution of the edging, actually there’s 2 What we have is that we’re just going to work our way down the side of this So the edging is actually really quite simple is that there’s nothing you need to worry about as far as attaching anything crazy to it So you can just eye it up and make it look good as you’re working your way down and just look at on the sheet on how many single crochets they put in the spaces so that you can actually see how it will all work out as well. So use that diagram to help you to be able to follow along as you go Remember these are trebles so they’re extra longer than usual and you’re just working your way down all the way to the base. On the base, you’re going to be turning so you just put in 3 single crochets again. and then you’re just going to work your way across okay, and this is the base, so it’s just one single crochet in each single crochet going across. So do you get how to do that? Isn’t that nice and easy? So there’s a total of 2 rounds for your border So this is round number 1 So you work your way all the way across then in your very final one you’re going to put in 3 so that you can officially turn and work your way up the other side. Again, just eyeing it out making it look good, just take your time Don’t rush the process ‘cos you’ll pay the price because if it’s not sitting flat at this point it won’t sit flat in the next round that you’re going to do. So my experience just has me eyeing these up but just based on, you know, years and years of crochet So you have to look for key concepts in order for you to do it right and what I mean by that is that you just use your experience So once you get all the way back up to the top then what you’re just going to do I’m not quite there yet, I’ve still got a couple more to go, and what I’ve going to do, is that we started off right in the very beginning So we just have to finish it off by just putting in two more single crochets and just slip stitch it to the beginning one, just like that [chime noise] so then you have that, and that’s what it looks like. So what I’m going to do is that I’m going to get you started on the second round, which is the final so the very final is, is that we’re going to chain up 1 and we’re just going to put 1 single crochet into each single crochet all the way round In the middle ones of the groups of 3, in the corners you’re going to put in 3 single crochets to allow that blanket to sit flat. And hopefully you’ve taken your time when you’ve gone all the way around to make it look great. Okay, and you just go the the middle one of the group of 3 and just put 3 in there, so 1, 2, and 3, and then just keep on moving. Okay, so you can officially turn that corner and it can continue to look good [chime noise] just like you see it. So what I’ll do, I’ll meet you at the end of this so make sure every middle one of the 3’s all have 3 single crochets as you come all the way around, and I’ll see you at the end of this round. So as I’m coming all the way back around, remember that I never started right off in the corner so I still have my group here so I want to make sure that I get my my 3 single crochets right into the corner so I can turn that effectively and then I’m just going to do 1 more here, and then slip stitch it to the top of the beginning. So you’re going to want to use a darning needle, I’m going to show you how to do that next as we begin, so you just trim your yarn and any loose ends that you have you want to be able to get rid of those, it is for baby after all, so you want to be conscientious of that So what we’re going to do is that we’re going to grab a darning needle, and I’m going to show you how to weave in these ends So let’s put the end onto the darning needle Okay, so here we go. So turn it to the back side and I want you to glide the needle through the fibres If you see the needle popping out through the front side you’re too deep so just keep it towards the back and just drag it nice and gently through the back side and then go back in the other direction, so this’ll be the second pass and just drag it back in the other direction for 3. So back and forth 3 times is the charm again, keeping to the back side of the project and then you can just trim it right down to the wick of the project and you may need to do that with the starting tail, just like you see here. That’s already a knot, so you don’t have to be too crazy about that but back and forth 3 times is the charm on that as well and just again, gliding it through the back of the work Again, I do not want to see this needle popping through the front Now it’s already a slip knot, so you don’t have to be too crazy about erm, the weaving in of this side but, you know, just take your time no rush and then you’re good to go So this’ll be how you make these, this is a smaller version, for Barbie I guess and it looks really quite good, and you see the larger size sample that I did for practice this is a really kind of a cool project So this is the Tiles for Miles baby blanket shown on Michaels.com and this is how you exactly do it. Until next time, have a great day and I’m mikey on behalf of The Crochet Crowd, we’ll see you again. By-bye [music]

43 thoughts on “Crochet Tiles for Miles Baby Blanket

  1. yay, they have the baby caron cakes and cotton caron cakes in my michaels store in Georgia

  2. I don't know how much of a role you play in Caron yarn cakes. But oh. My. Goodness!!! It's stunning and is my favorite favorite favorite!!! The cotton is stunning!!! I'm in love

  3. I like the pattern a lot, but I would make it with thinner yarn but the same size of 40 inch square. It would give it a more dainty look. The explaination was very good.

  4. Lovely stitch & as usual I adore your simple instructions. Been out of yarn isles to long though, didn't know Caron was making baby cakes! Oh my, craving yarn!!Also Mikey, you seem a bit stressed. Are you doing okay?? Perhaps a break is in order? Just concerned โค๏ธ

  5. Failed to mention that I'm definitely going to use this new tiles pattern for my next baby blanket…love the looks of it. Also, Michael, thanks again for another outstanding tutorial. You outdo yourself with each one. And I too like the new "Stop" signal….you all have thought of everything now! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ˜˜

  6. Love the pattern. Once again your teacher skills are great. Who knew when I turned 60 you opened a new wonderful world for me. You make I crochet just about anything. I tell everyone about your website.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  7. Hi. I did the pattern exactly as stated but mines 45in instead of 40in. Looks huge for a baby blanket ๐Ÿ˜‚. Idk why it's 5in bigger than the pattern states. I'm using the exact same yarn and hook size. ๐Ÿค”

  8. I like this pattern but treble Crochet eat up yarn. Can you do double crochet instead. Another thing this blanket wouldn't be good for a baby because of the gaps.?.?

  9. I have finished making this for my niece, she is having a girl so I was able to find the princess cakes yarn but had to find it on eBay! I can't find a place to buy it otherwise. Michael's doesn't seem to Cary it around me. Would love to share a pic of it but don't know where it can be posted.

  10. I've been making this blanket for the first time following the instructions from the video. Its turning out beautiful Thank You for being so precise with your instructions

  11. the question is do you have a video on doing the granny square stitch in a row? I want to start doing American Flag and give to veteran and still in service people. thanks for all your wonderful videos. I have,done several of them.

  12. I made this with the Bernat Blanket Brights and it turned out amazing!! It looked a little like a C2C, but that's okay! ๐Ÿ’–

  13. I'm gonna make this one for our first great grand baby due in August! We will know the sex of the baby tomorrow! I'm so excited!! Thank you for the tutorial, Mikey!

  14. Yet again another brilliant tutorial from Mikey. I love watching and following your videos. Please never stop ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

  15. I just got home from Michaelโ€™s with 4 baby cakes! So soft. Canโ€™t wait to get started! (Am currently working on a fluffy meringue blanket.)

  16. You could do the sample piece as many times as you want and them stitch them together and make it a block tile blanket

  17. How many balls of regular Caron cakes would it take to crochet this pattern? With the same size, no changes to the pattern or anything

  18. I have really enjoyed crocheting this baby blanket. Great and easy to follow pattern and tutorial. I used Caron baby cakes citrus delicious. Thank you Mikey!

  19. You are such a great teacher and I truly appreciate your personal tips. I have completed 5 projects with you so far. Be blessed!

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