Little Hugs Baby Blanket
Sweet and simple, this perfect-size baby blanket makes a great baby shower gift.
31 inches wide x 30 inches long including borders
• Bernat Pop! medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/280 yds/140g per ball): 3 balls #4014 pop art
• Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
14 dc = 4 inches; rows 1– 6 = 3 inches Gauge is not critical for this project.
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.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 103, dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as a dc) and in each rem ch across, turn. (101 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next dc, ch 1, *sk next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc around posts of 2 dc
just made, rep from * across to last 3 dc, sk next st, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (100 dc, 1 ch-1 sp)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, turn. (101 dc)
Rows 4–51: [Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 24 times. Do not turn at end of row 51.
Rnd 1: Working across next side, 2 sc in end of each row to first row, working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, working across next side, 2 sc in end of each row to last row, 3 sc in first st, sc in each dc across to last dc, 3 sc in last dc, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc. (414 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, sk first sc, *sc in next sc, ch 4, sk next sc, rep from * around, join in first ch of beg ch- 4. (207 sc, 207 ch- 4 sps)
Rnd 3: Sc in first ch- 4 sp, ch 4, [sc in next ch- 4 sp, ch 4] around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.