Monday, March 10, 2008

Baby Blanket


                 Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

Size: 23 inches square
Materials:Size G crochet hook
Sirdar Snuggly double knitting yarn (50 gms / approx 191 yards) 4 skeins( Blanket in photo used approx. 100 gms of dusty pink, 50 gms of blue and 50 gms of light pink)Yarn
NeedleNote: this blanket is perfect for using up scraps of yarn and size can be changed easily by adding more rows of increases and decreases
Pattern:
Row 1: ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining ch (DC cluster made), ch 6, turn
Row 2: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, sl st in ch 3 of 1st DC cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp as slSt, ch 6, turn
Rows 3 – 34: (increase rows) dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, (sl st in ch 3 sp of next cluster, ch 3, inSame ch 3 sp as sl st work 3 dc) across. At end of row 34 do not ch 6, just turn.
Rows 35 – 67: (decrease rows) sl st across dc to ch 3 sp, *ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in next ch 3 sp,repeat from * across
At end of row 67 begin edging.
Edge:
Ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3dc in same ch 3 sp, **skip next row end, *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in end of next row, skip nextRow end. Repeat from * to next corner. Work 10 dc in corner.Repeat from ** 3 more times.
Join to beginning ch 3.
Break off and weave in yarn ends
Enjoy your new Baby Blanket!!!!!
Colors for blanket in picture: 6 rows light pink, 3 rows blue, 8 rows dusky pink, 4 rows blue, 5 rows light pink, 3 rows blue, 9 rows dusky pink, 3 rows blue, 5 rows light pink, 4 rows blue, 8 rows dusky pink, 3 rows blue, 6 rows light pink. Edging light pink
Abbreviations:
Ch- chain
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
sp- space

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! By the way, I am your swap buddy for the FCS3 swap.

Bea said...

Lovely blanket, now I just need to learn to crochet and follow a crochet pattern.