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Painted Boxes Baby Blan­ket

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

341/2 inches wide x 401/2 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Melody DK light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/320 yds/100g per ball):

4 balls #1833 an­gel • Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

20 sts = 4 inches; 10 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

BLAN­KET

Row 1 (RS): Ch 139, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count

as first dc), dc in each of next 2 chs, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 3 chs, rep from * to last ch, dc in last ch, turn. (104 dc, 33 ch-1 sps) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end­ing with last sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (35 sc, 34 ch-3 sps) Row 3: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), *3 dc in next ch-3 sp**, ch 1, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, dc in last st, turn. Rep rows 2 and 3 un­til Blan­ket mea­sures 40 inches from beg, end­ing with row 2, do not turn.

EDG­ING

Rnd 1: With WS fac­ing, sc in last st of last row (2 sc in cor­ner), *work­ing in ends of rows, (ch 3, sc) in each row across, ch 3**, work­ing in op­po­site side of beg ch, 2 sc in first ch, [ch 3, sc in each ch-1 sp] to last ch, ch 3, 2 sc in last ch, rep be­tween * and ** across other side, 2 sc in first st of last row, [ch 3, sc in each ch-1 sp] to last st, join (see Pat­tern

Notes) to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc of first cor­ner, ch 3, sc in next sc of same cor­ner, *(ch 4, sc) in each sc across to next cor­ner, ch 4**, sc in first sc of next cor­ner, ch 3, sc in 2nd sc of same cor­ner, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join to beg sc, fas­ten off.

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