Rest Here Like a Child (pt. 2)

Welcome back! Let’s get back to our baby blanket! (If you haven’t started yet, be sure to check out this post)


  1. After you’ve completed 5 rows of the seed stitch (k, p, k, p, etc.), it’s time to start the body of the blanket.
  2. Seed stitch the first 5 stitches (you’ll always do this k, p, k, p, k!)
  3. Knit 5, purl 5, knit 5, purl 5, until you have 5 stitches left on your left needle
  4. Seed stitch those last 5 stitches (k, p, k, p, k)
  5. That’s the first row! repeat that same process for the next four rows. Then check back for part 3 of this series.

Here’s a video of a basket weave baby blanket, as well as a video on basket weave stitching. Enjoy!

“Then he made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. While it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. At once [Jesus] spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how [strong] the wind was, he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.” -Matthew 14: 22-33

How often does the Lord call us out of the boat? How often do we follow His call? How often do we sink? How often does He look at us with nothing but pure love, saying, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

“I have you. I always have, I always will. Trusting in me is the most secure, safe, sure thing you can do. I know the plans I have for you, and I will never let harm come to you. Do not doubt in my plans. I love you.”

Jesus, we trust in you!

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