Bub­bles Blan­ket & Pil­low

Crochet World - - CONTENTS - De­signs by Joyce Bragg

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS Blan­ket: 341/2 inches wide x 32 inches long Pil­low Cover: 18 inches wide x 13 inches long, with­out pil­low in­sert

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Lion Brand Yarn Ice Cream light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/394 yds/100g per ball):

5 balls #206 tutti-frutti • Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers • 1 (10 inches x 29 inches) piece of

white fab­ric • Sewing nee­dle or ma­chine and

match­ing thread • Polyester fiber­fill

GAUGE

Work­ing in pat­tern: [Shell, sc] 3 times = 41/2 inches; 11 rows = 5 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row or round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated. Do not join rounds or turn un­less other­wise stated. Place stitch marker at be­gin­ning of rounds and where in­di­cated and move up as each round is com­pleted. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Bub­ble shell: (2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc) in in­di­cated st. Shell: 5 dc in in­di­cated st.

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join):

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

BLAN­KET

Foun­da­tion row (RS): Ch 122, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (121 sc) Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [sk next 2 sc, bub­ble shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc] across, turn. (21 sc, 20 bub­ble shells) Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 2 dc in first sc, [sc in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of 2nd tr of next bub­ble shell*, shell (see Spe

cial Stitches) in next sc] across, end­ing last rep at *, 3 dc in last sc, turn. (20 sc, 6 dc, 19 shells)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [bub­ble shell in next sc*, sc in cen­ter dc of next shell] across, end­ing last rep at *, sk next 2 dc, sc in top of beg ch-3, turn. (21 sc, 20 bub­ble shells) Row 4: Rep row 2.

Rows 5–66: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] 31 times. At end of last row, do not turn. Place st marker on last st of last row (see Pat­tern Notes).

BOR­DER

Rnd 1 (RS): Now work­ing in rnds, with RS fac­ing, work­ing in ends of rows of first side, work 97 dc evenly sp across, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion row, 3 dc in first ch, dc in each ch across to last ch, 3 dc in last ch, work­ing in ends of rows of other side, work 97 dc evenly sp across, 3 dc in first dc, work 119 dc evenly sp across to last 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc. (119 dc across each of top and bot­tom edges, 97 dc across each side edge, 4 groups of 3 dc)

Rnd 2: Fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around marked st, *[dc in each of next 2 dc, fpdc around next dc] around to next 3-dc group, dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep be­tween [ ] to next 3-dc group**, [dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc] twice, rep from * around, end­ing at **, dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc. Place marker on fpdc at each cor­ner. (150 fpdc, 294 dc)

Rnd 3: *[Fpdc around next fpdc, dc in each dc] around to next marked cor­ner fpdc, dc in cor­ner fpdc, fpdc around same fpdc, rep from * around, dc in next dc. (150 fpdc, 298 dc) Rnd 4: [Fpdc around each fpdc, dc in each dc] around.

Rnd 5: *[Fpdc around next fpdc, dc in each dc] around to next marked cor­ner fpdc, fpdc around cor­ner fpdc, work­ing be­hind st just made, dc in same fpdc, rep from * around, dc in next dc. (150 fpdc, 302 dc) Rnd 6: Rep rnd 4. Rnd 7: *Sc in each st around to cor­ner fpdc, 3 sc in cor­ner fpdc, rep from *, sc in each rem st, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (462 sc)

PIL­LOW COVER Front Panel

Foun­da­tion row (RS): Ch 56, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (55 sc)

Rows 1–22: Work same as rows 1–22 of Blan­ket. At end of last row, fas­ten off. (9 sc, 6 dc, 8 shells) Edg­ing rnd (RS): Now work­ing in rnds, with RS fac­ing and *work­ing in ends of rows, work 34 sc evenly sp* across first side to foun­da­tion row, work­ing on

op­po­site side of foun­da­tion row, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, rep be­tween * across other side to last row, 3 sc in first sc, sc in each dc across to last 3 dc, 3 sc in next dc,

join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. (53 sc across each long edge, 34 sc across each short edge, 4 groups of 3 sc)

Long Back Panel

Foun­da­tion row (RS): Ch 38, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (37 sc)

Rows 1–26: Work same as rows 1–26 of Blan­ket. At end of last row, fas­ten off. (6 sc, 6 dc, 5 shells at end of last row)

Edg­ing row: Now work­ing in rows, with RS fac­ing, work­ing in ends of rows, sc join (see Spe­cial

Stitches) in foun­da­tion row, *work 42 sc evenly sp across, 3 sc in first st*, work 34 sc evenly sp across to last st, 3 sc in last st, work­ing in ends of rows, sc in first row, rep be­tween *, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (43 sc across each long edge, 34 sc across top edge, 2 groups of 3 sc)

Short Back Panel

Work same as foun­da­tion row–row 10 of Front Panel.

Edg­ing rnd: Now work­ing in rnds, with RS fac­ing, *work­ing in ends of rows, work 15 sc evenly sp* across first side to foun­da­tion row, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion row, 3 sc in first ch, work 34 sc evenly sp across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, rep be­tween * across other side to last row, sc in each dc across, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. (15 sc across each side edge, 34 sc across each top and bot­tom edge, 2 groups of 3 sc)

ASSEM­BLY

With WS held tog, pin Short Back Panel to Front Panel. Over­lap first 5 sts of each side edge of Long Back Panel on 5 sts of each side of Short Back Panel and pin Long Back Panel to Front Panel.

Bor­der

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS of ei­ther short edge of Front Panel fac­ing and work­ing through both thick­nesses, join in cen­ter st of 3-sc at top cor­ner, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each st around, tak­ing care to work through all 3 thick­nesses of 5 over­lap­ping sts, join in top of beg ch-3. (186 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 3, [dc in next dc, * fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around next dc] 18 times, dc in next dc, rep be­tween [ ] 27 times**, dc in next dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in top of beg ch-3. (96 dc, 90 fpdc) Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as base of ch-3, *[dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc] 18 times, 2 dc in next dc, rep be­tween [ ] 27 times**, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in top of beg ch-3. (100 dc, 90 fpdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, [fpdc around each fpdc, dc in each dc] around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *[dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc] 18 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep be­tween [ ] 27 times**, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **. (104 dc, 90 fpdc) Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Pil­low Form

With RS tog, fold fab­ric width­wise and pin around 3 sides, us­ing a

1/2- inch seam al­lowance, sew around all 3 sides, leav­ing an open­ing for stuff­ing. Turn piece RS out and stuff with fiber­fill to de­sired firm­ness. Turn seam al­lowances at open edges to WS and sew tog. Place in­side Pil­low Cover.

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