Instructions

HELPFUL ABBREVIATIONS GUIDE
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc(s) = double crochet(s)
hk =     hook
lp =      loop
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

CROCHETING:

  1. Download and print Craft Layout

GAUGE:

Working as directed, each color block is about 2-1/4 inches wide x 2-1/2 inches high. Slight variation in gauge will change finished size a bit.

ROW 1:

  1. Ch 111 with white (A).
  2. Sc in second ch from hk, sc in each of next 9 chs.
  3. Drop white (A) to front of work, pick up blue (B) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  4. Drop blue (B) to front of work, pick up lavender (C) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  5. Drop lavender (C) to front of work, pick up yellow (D) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  6. Drop yellow (D) to front of work, pick up pink (E) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  7. Drop pink (E) to front of work, pick up green (F) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  8. Drop green (F) to front of work, pick up new ball of pink (E) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  9. Drop pink (E) to front of work, pick up new ball of yellow (D) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  10. Drop yellow (D) to front of work, pick up new ball of lavender (C) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  11. Drop lavender (C) to front of work, pick up new ball of blue (B) to back, sc in each of next 10 chs.
  12. Drop blue (B) to front of work, pick up new ball of white (A) from back, sc in each of next 10 chs, turn.

ROW 2:

  1. Ch 1, sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  2. Drop white (A), pick up blue (B), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  3. Drop blue (B), pick up lavender (C), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  4. Drop lavender (C), pick up yellow (D), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  5. Drop yellow (D), pick up pink (E), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  6. Drop pink (E), pick up green (F), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  7. Drop green (F), pick up pink (E), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  8. Drop pink (E), pick up yellow (D), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  9. Drop yellow (D), pick up lavender (C), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  10. Drop lavender (C), pick up blue (B), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  11. Drop blue (B), pick up white (A), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs, turn.

ROWS 3-16:

  1. Ch 1 sc in each sc across in established color pattern.
  2. At end of Row 16 fasten off all colors, turn.

ROWS 17-32:

  1. Attach blue (B) with a sl st in first sc of A section, ch 1, sc back lp of same st and in back lp of each of the next 9 scs.
  2. Drop blue (B), pick up lavender (C), sc in back lp only of each of the next 10 scs.
  3. Continue working in established pattern and following the color chart above.
  4. At end of Row 32 fasten off all colors, turn.

ROWS 33-208:

  1. Repeat Rows 17-32 following color chart.
  2. Fasten off all colors except white (A).

EDGING:

  1. Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 scs in corners and 1 sc in each row end, join with a sl st in beginning sc.
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, work 3 dcs in first sc, [* draw up a lp in each of next 3 scs, yarn over and pull yarn through all lps on hk, work 3 dcs in next sc; repeat from *, work 3 dcs in last sc of row] around, working side, opposite end and remaining side as before, join with a sl st in beginning dc.
  3. Fasten off.

 

Finished Size: The Crocheted Baby Blanket measures about 26 inches wide x 35 inches long.

 

Crocheted Baby Blanket craft originally sent in by Jody Hopper of Hillsboro, Oregon