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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Pink Daisy Baby Blanket


This pattern is written in 3 parts: The Granny squares, Joining and the border.

 




Granny Squares


Puff stitch: 4 tr into same place. Take loop off the hook. Insert the hook under top of 1st tr. Pull loop though.
Crochet Puff StitchCrochet Puff Stitch

V-Stitch: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc.


Corner Vs-Stitch: V-Stitch, 2 ch, V-Stitch


  Rnd 1. With orange. Start with a magic circle. 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into the circle. Cut and join to top of chain. (12 dc)


Rnd 1. Crochet Blanket

  Rnd 2. With white. 4 ch and 3 tr into the same dc. Take the loop off hook, insert hook into top of chain and pull loop through (counts as 1 puff stitch), 1 ch. [1 puff stitch and 1 ch] in each dc. Cut and join to top of 1st puff stitch. (12 puff stitch)


1st Puff StitchRnd 2. Crochet Blanket

  Rnd 3. With pink. 3 ch and 2 dc into the same 1 ch space. 3 dc in to next 1 ch space. *[3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr] into next 1 ch space. 3 dc in the 2 next 1 ch space. Repeat from * 2 more times. [3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr] into last 1 ch space. Slst into top of starting chain. (you should now have a square).



  Rnd 4. Slst in to next 2 dc. 4 ch, 1 dc into same dc as 1st ch (1 V-Stitch). *5 ch. Corner Vs-Stitch into the 2 ch space. 5 ch. 1 V-Stitch into middle of side. Repeat from * 3 more times. After last corner, 5 ch and slst into 3rd stitch of starting chain.



  Rnd 5. 3 ch and 6 dc into same V-Stitch. *1 dc between the dc and the tr on Rnd 3. 7 dc into next V-Stitch. 1 sc into the 2 ch. 7 dc into next V-Stitch. 1 dc between the tr and the dc on Rnd 3. 7 dc into next V-Stitch. Repeat from * 3 more times. After last corner and 1 dc slst into top of starting chain.


  Rnd 6. 4 ch, 1 dc into same sc (1 V-Stitch). *5 ch. 1 V-Stitch into next single dc. 5 ch. Corner Vs-Stitch into next sc. 5 ch. 1 V-Stitch into next single dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. After last corner 5 ch. Slst into 3rd stitch of starting chain.



  Rnd 7. 3 ch and 6 dc into same V-Stitch. *1 sc into the middle shell on rnd 5. 7 dc into the V-Stitch. Repeat from * (on the corners sc into the 2 ch space) until the last corner plus 1 sc. Join to top of starting chain.
  Sew in ALL ends.


Joining



Each square is added one at a time. You crochet all the way around each square before adding the next. Before you start on a square you need to decide where in the blanket it will go. Deciding what pattern to use on each side.
There are 3 types of joining patterns, depending on what each side touches. 
The 1st pattern is for sides that will have the border on them.
The 2nd is for sides that will have another square added later.
And the 3rd is for sides that are being joined now.

Once you have decide which sides need which pattern its time to start. It's best to start on one of the free side (either with pattern 1 or 2). Start with the middle V-Stitch and work all the way round the square.

Pattern 1 (Preparing for the border shells)


1 ch. V-Stitch into corner sc. *5 ch. V-Stitch into next sc. Repeat from * until next V-Stitch in corner. 1 ch.



Pattern 2 (Preparing for next square to be joined)


1 ch. V-Stitch into corner sc.* 2 ch. 1 sc into middle of shell. 2 ch. V-Stitch into next sc. Repeat from * until next V-Stitch in corner. 1 ch.



Pattern 3 (Joining to another square that already has pattern 2)


How to do the join:
To start a joining stitch you must 1st remove the loop from the hook. Then pass the hook under the corresponding  stitch in a previous square and pick up the loop and pull it though. Now do the chain stitch.



Join 1 ch. Join V-Stitch (dc - join  ch - dc) into corner.* 1 ch. Join 1 ch. sc into middle of shell. 1 ch. Join 1 ch. Join V-Stitch. Repeat from * until next corner. Join 1 ch.

The Border



The border is very simple. In each V-Stitch do a 7 dc shell followed by an sc into the top of the previous (pink) shell. At the end of the joining row put the sc into the last joining stitch. And on the corners the sc goings into the 2ch space.




Once the border is complete, all that is left is to block the blanket. See HERE how I do it.




3 comments:

  1. It is very pretty. I can not wait to make one for me.

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  2. how many balls of wool do I need of each to make this blanket, what size hook also?

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    1. Hello. I used KATIA FAMA yarn and a 4.0mm hook. I used about 400gr of yarn. I'm sorry to say I don't know how much of each colour.

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