Lit­tle Hugs Baby Blan­ket

Sweet and sim­ple, this per­fect-size baby blan­ket makes a great baby shower gift.

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Dorothy War­rell

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

31 inches wide x 30 inches long in­clud­ing borders

Ma­te­ri­als

• 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

Gauge

14 dc = 4 inches; rows 1– 6 = 3 inches Gauge is not crit­i­cal for this pro­ject.

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 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.

Bor­der

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. 

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