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Friday, May 18, 2012

Striped Blanket





We have a new member of our family!  My husband suggested that since I made baby blankets for all the other kids, I may as well make one for our new baby as well.  ;)  I actually have a TON of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn that I am dying to get rid of, but I just can't fathom throwing away yarn.   Some of it was given to me by friends who don't knit or crochet, but had used little bits of yarn for other craft projects, and some of it was leftovers from making about a thousand (okay, maybe not a thousand, but it sure felt that way!) pairs of legwarmers around the Christmas season.  This striped blanket is small, as it was made to fit inside my puppy's kennel with her - even though she sleeps on the couch most of the time.  However, you could easily adapt the pattern to make it as large or small as you like.

Striped Blanket

Materials:
*4 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: I used 1 each of Orchid (Color A), Melonberry (Color B), Pink Tones (Color C), and Perfect Pink (Color D)
*H Hook

Begin with Color A
Chain 103. (Or make as many chains as you'd like the blanket to be long.)
R1: DC in 4th ch from hook, and in each stitch across.  Join Color B and drop Color A.  
R2:  Ch 3 with Color B.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color C and drop Color B.
R3:  Ch 3 with Color C.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color D and drop Color C.
R4:  Ch 3 with Color D.  DC in each stitch across.  Turn.
R5:  Ch 3 with Color D.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color C and drop Color D.
R6:  Ch 3 with Color C.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color B and drop Color C.
R7:  Ch 3 with Color B.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color A and drop Color B.
R8:  Ch 3 with Color A.  DC in each stitch across.  Turn.
R9:  Ch 3 with Color A.  DC in each stitch across.  Join Color B and drop Color A.
R10-25:  Repeat R2- R9.  (You can continue repeating rows to make the blanket as wide as you like)
R26-31: Repeat R2-R7
R32: Ch 3 with Color A.  DC in each stitch across.  Tie off and hide ends.

As a border, Join Color A in any corner.  Ch 2.  3 SC in corner stitch.  SC around entire blanket making 2 SC stitch in the length of each DC (on what would be the top and bottom of blanket) and one SC in each DC along sides, and 3 SC in each corner stitch.

If you'd like a thicker border, you can SC around the entire blanket again, placing your 3 corner stitches in the center corner stitch of the previous row.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I might sound silly to you but may I ask when you say "in each stitch across" does that mean every stitch? Or every other stitch? Thanks!

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  2. It means in EVERY stitch across.

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