Bel­crest Baby Blan­ket

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

40 inches wide x 45 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Baby Hugs Light light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (41/2 oz/ 318 yds/127g per ball): 2 balls each #3410 dol­phin, #3001 frost­ing and #3724 pinkie • Size J/10/6mm Tu­nisian cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size I/9/5.5mm stan­dard cro­chet

hook for edg­ing • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Size J Tu­nisian hook: 17 sts = 4 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Tu­nisian cro­chet is worked with right side fac­ing at all times; do not turn at the end of a row un­less oth­er­wise stated. Each row con­sists of a For­ward Pass in which loops are picked up on the hook, and a Re­verse Pass in which loops are worked off the hook. Al­ways skip the first ver­ti­cal bar when work­ing the For­ward Pass. In­sert the hook into the 2nd ver­ti­cal bar at the be­gin­ning of the row. In end stitch, al­ways work from front to back through 2 ver­ti­cal strands. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Color changes are made at the be­gin­ning of the Re­turn Pass. In or­der to cre­ate a sta­ble left edge, carry and lock color(s) not in use along side edge as fol­lows: drape color(s) not in use over top of hook from front to back to left of stitches, draw new color through first 2 loops on hook, chain 1 to lock dropped color in place, then con­tinue with Re­turn Pass as writ­ten. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-5 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-2 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Tu­nisian sim­ple stitch 2 to­gether (Tss2­tog): With yarn in back, in­sert hook un­der next 2 ver­ti­cal bars, yo and pull up a lp. End stitch (end st): In­sert hook through both ver­ti­cal bars of last st in row, yo, pull up a lp. Bind off sin­gle cro­chet (bind

off sc): With yarn in back, in­sert hook un­der next 2 ver­ti­cal bars from side to side, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through both 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.

BLAN­KET

Row 1:

For­ward Pass (RS): With dol­phin, ch 158, pick up lp in

back bar (see il­lus­tra­tion) of 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *pick up lp in back bar of next ch, ch 1, rep from * across. (158 sts) Re­turn Pass: With frost­ing, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, *ch 1 (see Pat­tern Notes), yo, draw through 3 lps on hook, rep from * un­til 1 lp rem on hook. Row 2: For­ward Pass: ing, * With (see Spe­cial frost

Tss2­tog Stitches), 1 st rem, yo, yo, end rep from st (see * un­til Spe­cial Stitches). (158 sts) Re­turn Pass: With pinkie, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Row 3: For­ward Pass: With pinkie, rep row 2 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With dol­phin, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Row 4: For­ward Pass: With dol­phin, rep row 2 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With pinkie, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Row 5: For­ward Pass: With pinkie, rep row 2 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With frost­ing, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Row 6: For­ward Pass: Rep row 2 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With dol­phin, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Row 7: For­ward Pass: Rep row 4 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With frost­ing, rep row 1 Re­turn Pass. Rows 8–121: Rep rows 2–7. Rows 122–126: Rep rows 2–6, at end of last row, fas­ten off all col­ors ex­cept dol­phin. Row 127: For­ward Pass: Rep row 4 For­ward Pass. Re­turn Pass: With dol­phin, rep Row 1 Re­turn Pass.

Bind Off Row: Ch 1, * bind off

sc (see Spe­cial Stitches), sc in hor­i­zon­tal bar at top of next st, rep from * un­til 1 st rem, sc as if to end st, transfer fi­nal lp on hook to size I hook for side edg­ing. (157 sc)

EDG­ING

First Side Edg­ing: Ch 1, ro­tate so side edge is at top, work­ing in ends of rows, 2 hdc in row 127, hdc in each row across, fas­ten off. (128 hdc)

2nd Side Edg­ing: With RS fac­ing and work­ing in ends of rows of other side edge, join (see

Pat­tern Notes) dol­phin in row 1, ch 1, hdc in each row across, end­ing with 2 hdc in row 127. Do not fas­ten off. (128 hdc)

BOR­DER

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in first st of row 127, *[ dc

dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts] 38 times, [dc dec in next 2 sts] twice, dc in next st, work­ing across side edge, (dc, ch 2, dc) in first st, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in each st across** to last st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last st, work­ing in op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, rep from * to **, end­ing with join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, fas­ten off. (119 dc be­tween ch-2 sps on short sides, 127 dc be­tween ch-2 sps on long sides, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sc join (see Spe­cial

Stitches) frost­ing in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, *ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st, rep from * to 1 st be­fore next cor­ner, ch 2, sk next st**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off. (61 sc, 60 ch-2 sps on short sides, 65 sc, 64 ch-2 sps on long sides, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 3: Sc join pinkie in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, *ch 2, sk 1 st, work­ing over ch-2 sp, sc in sk st be­low, rep from * to 1 st be­fore next cor­ner, ch 2, sk next st**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp, rep from * around, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off. (62 sc, 61 ch-2 sps on short sides, 66 sc, 65 ch-2 sps on long sides, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sc join frost­ing in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, work­ing over ch-2 sp, sc in next sc of rnd 2 be­low, *ch 2, sk 1 st, work­ing over ch-2 sp, sc in next sc of rnd 2 be­low, rep from * to 1 st from cor­ner, ch 1, sk next st**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in

ch-3 sp, rep from * around, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, join in beg sc, fas­ten off. (63 sc, 60 ch-2 sps, 2 ch-1 sps on short side, 67 sc, 64 ch-2 sps, 2 ch-1 sps on long sides, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 5: Join dol­phin in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 4 dc in same st as base of beg ch-3, 1 dc in each ch-1 sp, 2 dc in each ch-2 sp, 5 dc in each ch-3 sp, end­ing with join in top of beg ch-3, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

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