Fam­ily Fa­vorite Blan­ket

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­sign by Lisa Gen­try

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

47 inches wide x 61¾ inches long

Ma­te­ri­als

• Medium (worsted) weight acrylic/ wool yarn: 10½ oz/600 yds/300g each red, dark green and off-white 7 oz/400 yds/200g each dark pink and pale green 3½ oz/200 yds/100g each pale pink and red-and- green var­ie­gated • Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Yarn nee­dle

Gauge

Rnds 1– 4 = 4 inches square; fin­ished Block = 13 inches square

Pat­tern Notes

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

Spe­cial Stitches

Be­gin­ning shell (beg shell): ( Ch 3— see Pat­tern Notes, 2 dc) in in­di­cated st or sp. Shell: 3 dc in in­di­cated st or sp. Cor­ner shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in in­di­cated st or sp.

Color Se­quence Blocks 1 & 9

Work 4 Small Squares each as fol­lows:

A. 2 rnds dark pink, 1 rnd each var­ie­gated and off-white.

B. 1 rnd each pale pink, dark pink, pale green and dark green.

C. 1 rnd each dark pink, red, pale green and dark green.

D. 2 rnds pale pink, 1 rnd each var­ie­gated and off-white.

Block Edg­ing: Work 1 rnd each red, dark pink, red, off-white and dark green.

Blocks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12

Work 4 Small Squares each as fol­lows:

A. 1 rnd each red, dark pink, var­ie­gated and off-white.

B. 1 rnd each dark green, dark pink, pale green and dark green.

C. 1 rnd each dark pink, pale pink, pale green and dark green.

D. 1 rnd each pale pink, red, var­ie­gated and off-white.

Block Edg­ing: Work 1 rnd each red, pale pink, red, dark green and of­fwhite.

Blocks 3 & 7

Work 4 Small Squares each as fol­lows:

A. 2 rnds pale pink, 1 rnd each pale green and dark green.

B. 1 rnd each dark green, pale pink, var­ie­gated and off-white.

C. 1 rnd each red, pale pink, var­ie­gated and off-white.

D. 2 rnds dark pink, 1 rnd each pale green and dark green.

Block Edg­ing: Work 1 rnd each red, dark pink, red, off-white and dark green.

Blocks 5 & 11

Work 1 Large Square each as fol­lows:

A. 2 rnds each red and dark pink.

B. 1 rnd dark green.

C. 3 rnds pale green.

D. 1 rnd each red, dark pink, red, off-white and dark green.

Blan­ket Small Square

Make a to­tal of 40 re­fer­ring to Color Se­quence.

Rnd 1 (RS): With first color, ch 4, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, beg shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in ring, ch 2, ( shell— see Spe­cial Stitches in ring, ch 2) 3 times in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off if new color is re­quired. (4 shells, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2 (RS): Sl st in each of next 2 dc and next ch-2 sp or join next color in any ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [ cor­ner shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off if new color is re­quired. (4 cor­ner shells, 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3 (RS): Sl st in each of next 2 dc and next ch-2 sp or join next color in any ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [cor­ner shell in next cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp,

ch 1] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off if new color is re­quired. (4 cor­ner shells, 4 shells, 8 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4 (RS):

Sl st in each of next 2 dc and next ch-2 sp or join next color in any ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next cor­ner ch-2, *cor­ner shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, [shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next cor­ner ch-2, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (4 cor­ner shells, 8 shells, 12 ch-1 sps)

Block As­sem­bly

Ar­range Small Squares as shown in Place­ment Di­a­gram. Hold­ing Small Squares with RS fac­ing, whip­stitch edges (see page 130) of squares tog.

Block Edg­ing

Note: This is worked around outer edge of 4 joined Small Squares. Change color re­fer­ring to Color Se­quence.

Rnd 1 (RS): Join first color in any ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[shell, ch 1] in each of next 3 ch-1 sps, dc in next cor­ner ch-2 sp, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in same cor­ner ch-2 sp and next cor­ner ch-2 sp, dc in same ch-2 cor­ner (counts as a shell), ch 1, [shell, ch 1] in each of next 3 ch-1 sps**, cor­ner shell in next cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (4 cor­ner shells, 28 shells, 32 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2 (RS): Join next color in any ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 3, shell) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[shell, ch 1] in each ch-1 sp to next cor­ner ch-2 sp**, cor­ner shell in next cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (4 cor­ner shells, 32 shells, 36 ch-1 sps)

Rnds 3–5: Rep rnd 2. (4 cor­ner shells, 44 shells, 4 ch-2 sps, 48 ch-1 sps)

Large Square

Make 2 re­fer­ring to Color Se­quence.

Rnds 1– 4: Rep rnds 1– 4 of Small Square.

Rnds 5–13: Rep rnd 4 of Small Square. (4 cor­ner shells, 44 shells, 48 ch-1 sps)

Blan­ket As­sem­bly

Ar­range the 12 Blocks as shown in Place­ment Di­a­gram. With RS fac­ing, whip­stitch Blocks tog.

Blan­ket Edg­ing

Rnd 1 (RS): Join pale green in any cor­ner ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp and *[in next Block seam, dc in next ch-2 sp be­fore seam, dc dec in same ch-2 sp and next ch-2

sp af­ter seam, dc in same ch-2 sp as last leg of dec (counts as a shell), ch 1, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp] across to next cor­ner ch-2 sp**, (cor­ner shell, ch 1) in cor­ner ch-2 sp, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (4 cor­ner shells, 182 ch-1 sps, 51 shells each long side, 38 shells each short side)

Rnd 2:

Join dark green in any cor­ner ch-2 sp, (beg shell, ch 2, shell) in cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, *[shell in ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next cor­ner ch-2 sp**, cor­ner shell in cor­ner ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (4 cor­ner shells, 182 shells, 186 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3:

Sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, rep rnd 2 from beg shell. Fas­ten off. (4 cor­ner shells, 186 shells, 190 ch-1 sps)

Rnds 4 & 5: Join off-white, rep rnds 2 and 3. (4 cor­ner shells, 194 shells, 198 ch-1 sps)

Rnds 6 & 7:

Join red, rep rnds 2 and 3. (4 cor­ner shells, 202 shells, 206 ch-1 sps)

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