Hairpin Lace Baby Blanket

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Hairpin Lace Baby Blanket

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Hairpin lace uses a loom to make a beautiful multi-stranded fabric. Learn how with this blanket in Bernat Softee Baby.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 35" x 45" [89 x 114.5 cm].
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Approx 35" x 45" [89 x 114.5 cm].

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Color Info

Softee Baby | Aqua, 30201Edit Color
$19.96

Adjustable Hair Pin Lace Loom 12"

$5.30

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$2.99
The materials for this project cost $28.25

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

rep = repeat

tog = together

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 35" x 45" [89 x 114.5 cm].

MATERIALS

Softee Baby (140 g/5. oz;331 m/362 yds)
Aqua (30201) 4
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook. Hairpin Lace Loom.

INSTRUCTIONS

BASIC STRIP
Set loom to width indicated in pattern.
Wrap yarn around the back of loom, placing yarn end on left side of the loom and working yarn on right side.
Bring working yarn to front of loom, crossing over to left side of loom.
Bring yarn end to front of loom, crossing over to right side of loom. This should form an “X”.
Wrap yarn end around bottom of “X” to the back, around all yarns and then bring back to the front of loom.
Tie a knot around “X” using the yarn end and working yarn. Make sure knot is centered. Drop yarn end.
Holding working yarn, cross over to right side of loom, wrapping to the back.
Insert hook into left loop from the bottom, yoh and draw up a loop.
Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Keeping working loop on hook, ip hook to back of loom (through the loom and over the top of work).
Hold working yarn in left hand and rotate loom, bringing right side to left side. Working yarn will now be wrapped around right side of loom, ready for the next stitch.
Insert hook in upper left loop. Yoh and draw up a loop.
Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Rep Steps 10-13 required number of times. Mark every 30 loops for easier counting.
To finish Strip, break yarn, leaving a long tail and thread through remaining loop on hook.
Remove Strip from loom and roll Strip from the top to the bottom, until ready to use.
BASIC JOINING TECHNIQUE
Joining Strips 1 and 2 (starting with a left strip)
Lay 2 Strips side by side on a at surface and unroll slightly.
Working with Strip on the left, insert hook through first 4 loops on right side of Strip.
Working with Strip in the right, insert hook through first 4 loops on left side of Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Insert hook through next 4 loops of left Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Insert hook through next 4 loops of right Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Unrolling Strips as needed, rep Steps 4 and 5 until end of Strip.
Using a piece of scrap yarn, secure end temporarily so Strip will not unravel.
Joining Strips 2 and 3 (starting with a right strip)
On a flat surface, lay Strip 3 to the right of joined Strips 1 and 2. Unroll slightly.
Starting with the Strip on the right (Strip 3), insert hook in first 4 loops on left side of Strip.
Working with Strip on the left (joined Strips 1 and 2), insert hook through first 4 loops of right side of Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Insert hook though next 4 loops on right Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Insert hook through next 4 loops on left Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Rep Steps 4 and 5 until end of Strip.
Using a piece of scrap yarn, secure end temporarily so Strip will not unravel.
Continue joining Strips as established, making sure to alternate starting with a left strip or right strip otherwise work will begin to slant.
FINISHING SIDE EDGES
Insert hook into first 8 loops of Strip.
Draw last 4 loops on hook through first 4 loops on hook.
Insert hook into next 4 loops of Strip and draw through 4 loops on hook.
Rep Step 3 until end of Strip.
Using a piece of scrap yarn, secure end temporarily so Strip will not unravel.
Rep on opposite side edge.
BLANKET
Set loom to 4" [10 cm] wide.
Make 20 Basic Strips of 160 loops.
Join Strips tog using Basic Join Technique.
Finish side edges as per Basic Instructions.
Add Fringe to top and bottom of Blanket.
Fringe
Cut 12" [30.5 cm] lengths of yarn. Taking 3 strands tog, knot into fringe evenly across top and bottom of Blanket. Make sure to loop fringe through both working loops along top edge so Blanket will not unravel.
Trim ends evenly.