Lit­tle Boy's Blues Blan­ket

Crochet World - - Crochet World - De­sign by Nancy Smith

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

36 inches wide x 41 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Ev­ery­day Soft Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (4 oz/ 203 yds/113g per ball): 4 balls each #100-48 quiet

blue (MC) 2 balls #100-47 twi­light

blue (CC) • Sizes I/9/5.5mm and K/101/2/6.5mm cro­chet hooks or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle

GAUGE

Size K hook: 13 hdc = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches in Panel st pat­tern

PAT­TERN NOTES

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

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Back­stitch sin­gle cro­chet de­crease (bkst sc dec): In­sert hook in last st worked, pull up a lp, in­sert hook into next st, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook. Back­stitch half dou­ble cro­chet de­crease (bkst hdc dec): Yo, in­sert hook in last st worked, pull up a lp, yo, in­sert hook in next st, pull up a lp (5 lps on

hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook.

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join):

Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

SIDE PANEL

Make 2. With MC and larger hook, ch 17. Row 1 (RS): Work­ing in back bar of chs (see il­lus­tra­tion), 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg

sk chs count as first hdc), *sk 1 ch, 2 hdc in next ch, rep from * across to last 2 chs, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in last ch, turn. (16 hdc) Row 2: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), *2 hdc in next hdc, sk 1 hdc, rep from * across to last st, 1 hdc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rows 3–72: Rep row 2, ro­tate panel so long side is up af­ter com­plet­ing row 72.

Side Panel Edg­ing

Change to smaller hook.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 107 sc evenly sp in ends of rows across panel, turn. Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next

2 sts, bkst sc dec (see Spe­cial

Stitches) across, work­ing last “leg” in last st, sc in same st, turn. (107 sc) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, change color (see Stitch Guide) to CC in last st, turn. Cut MC. (107 sts) Row 4: With larger hook, sl st in first sc, *hdc in next sc, sl st in next hdc, rep from * across, change color to MC, turn. Cut CC. (53 hdc, 54 sl sts) Row 5: With smaller hook, ch 1, sc in first sc of row 3, *sc in hdc of cur­rent row, sc in next sc of row 3, rep from * across, turn. (107 sc) Row 6: Pull up a lp equal to hdc in height, hdc in first st, hdc dec (see Stitch Guide), bkst hdc dec (see Spe­cial Stitches) across, work­ing last “leg” in last st, hdc in same st, turn. (107 hdc) Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fas­ten off MC. (107 sc) Row 8 (RS): With RS fac­ing, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) CC in first st, sc in each sc across, fas­ten off. (107 sc)

CEN­TER PANEL

With MC and larger hook, ch 35, work­ing in back bar of chs, rep rows 1–72 of Side Panel, ro­tate panel so long side is up af­ter com­plet­ing row 72. (34 hdc)

Cen­ter Panel Edg­ing

Rep rows 1–8 of Side Panel Edg­ing, do not fas­ten off, turn.

First Side

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, rep from * across to end, ch 2, turn, hold edged side of 1 Side Panel to Cen­ter Panel with RS of long edges tog. Row 2 (WS of Side Panel): Sc in first sc of Side Panel, *ch 1, sc in ch-3 lp of Cen­ter Panel, ch 1, sk 1 sc on Side Panel, sc in next sc of Side Panel, rep from * across to end, ch 2, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc on Cen­ter Panel, fas­ten off.

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