BABY BLAN­KET

Use your new skills to hook this knit-look puff stitch baby blan­ket. De­signed by Becky Skuse

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De­signer Becky Skuse says: “Make an adorable new­born baby gift and try out your new cro­chet ‘knit­ting’ skills with this chunky puff stitch blan­ket. The cosy acrylic and al­paca yarn is touch­ably soft next to baby’s skin, but is still ma­chine wash­able. The chunky v-shapes are quick to cre­ate and form a fab­ric that looks just like knit­ted stock­ing stitch – oh, the power of the hook!”

BLAN­KET

Us­ing Yarn A, ch63.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook (skipped ch does not count as st), dc in each ch across, turn. [62 dc]

Row 2 (WS) Ch3 (counts as tr through­out), skip 1 dc, *puff st in next dc, puff st in same dc**, skip 2 dc; re­peat from * an­other 19 times end­ing last re­peat at **, skip next st, tr in last dc, turn. [2 tr, 40 puff sts]

Row 3 Ch3, (2 puff sts in space be­tween next pair of puff sts) 20 times, tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Re­peat Row 3 un­til work mea­sures 70cm or the length de­sired (we worked a to­tal of 40 rows). Next row (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in tr, 2dc in space be­tween first pair of puff sts, *dc in next space be­tween pairs of puff sts, 2dc in space be­tween next pair of puff sts; re­peat from * 38 times more, ch1, dc in last st. [61 dc, 1 ch-1 sp]

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

TAS­SELS

Us­ing Yarn B, make 4 tas­sels, 7cm in length. Se­curely at­tach one tas­sel to each cor­ner of the blan­ket.

Cus­tomise the shades – you might want to match them to the nurs­ery colour scheme

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