Sweet Baby Blan­ket

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

24 inches wide x 31 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Cher­ish DK light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/ 273 yds/100g per ball): 3 balls #1597 candy floss

• King Cole Cher­ished DK light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/ 273 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball #1418 pale blue

• Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Size H hook: 22 sts = 4 inches; 22 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.

BLAN­KET BODY

With size G hook and candy floss, ch 120.

Row 1 (RS): With size H hook, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch] across, turn. (60 sc, 59 ch-1 sps)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc and next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc] across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (61 sc, 58 ch-1 sps) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next sc] across, turn. (60 sc, 59 ch-1 sps) Rep rows 2 and 3 un­til Body is 28 inches long.

BOR­DER

Rnd 1 (RS): With size G hook and RS fac­ing, sc join (see

Spe­cial Stitch) blue in first st, 2 sc in same st, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc, work­ing in ends of rows, work 122 sc evenly sp down first side, work­ing in op­po­site ends of foun­da­tion chs, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, work­ing in ends of rows, work 122 sc evenly sp up other side, join (see Pat­tern

Notes) in beg sc, do not turn. (478 sc along sides, 3 sc in each cor­ner) Rnd 2: With size H hook, ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), *[( bphdc— see Stitch Guide, fphdc— see Stitch Guide) around next sc] 3 times, [bphdc around next sc, fphdc around next sc] around** to next 3-sc group, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in top of beg ch-2. (490 hdc along sides, 6 hdc in each cor­ner)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [bphdc around each bphdc, fphdc around each fphdc] around, work­ing 2 bphdc around each bphdc and 2 fphdc around each fphdc in cen­ter 4 hdc of 6 hdc in each cor­ner, join in top of beg ch-2. Fas­ten off. (514 hdc)

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