Painted Baby Blanket

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Painted Baby Blanket

designed by Lisa Gentry
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Your baby will have no trouble getting to sleep in this soft crocheted blanket with a bright and colourful pattern.

Measurements

Single Size
approximately 30"/76cm wide x 36"/91.5cm long, including edging.
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The materials for this project cost $24.35

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Blanket measures:
approximately 30"/76cm wide x 36"/91.5cm long, including edging.

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Autumn Maize, 0008Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft Paints | Tapestry, 0001Edit Color
$8.58

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size I9/5.5mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99
The materials for this project cost $24.35

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

V-st = V-stitch - (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Blanket measures:
approximately 30"/76cm wide x 36"/91.5cm long, including edging.

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Autumn Maize (0008) 2
One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle.
Simply Soft Paints (113 g/4. oz;190 m/208 yds)
Contrast B Tapestry (0001) 2

GAUGE

In stitch pattern, 14 sts and 11 rows = 4"/10cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TERMS
long-dc: Long double crochet —Yarn over, insert hook in indicated ch-space 2 rows below, yarn over and draw up a loop (to current row height), [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice. Notes: Take care to draw up the loop to the current row height so that the stitch doesn't pull downwards. Do not work into the corresponding stitch in the current working row. Instead work over this stitch encasing it in the long stitch.
V-st: V-stitch—(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated ch-space.
long V-st: Long V-stitch—(Long-dc, ch 1, long-dc) in indicated ch-space 2 rows below.
 
COLOR SEQUENCE
Work *2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C; repeat from * for Color Sequence.
 
NOTES
1. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook. Proceed with new color.
2. You may fasten off the old color each time you change colors. Or, carry colors not in use up side of blanket until needed again. Take care to cover carried strands when working the edging.
 
BLANKET
With A, ch 108.
Row 1 (RS): With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * across to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, turn—55 sc, and 52 ch-1 sp.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last sc; change to B in last st, turn—54 sc, and 53 ch-1 sp.
Note: When working long stitches (long-dc or long-V-st) work over the stitch into which you would usually work. The stitch into which you would usually work becomes "encased" inside the long stitches.
Row 3: With B, ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), sk next ch-1 sp, *long V-st over next sc and into ch-1 sp 2 rows below, ch 1, sk next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * across to last sc, hdc in last sc, turn—26 long V-st.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *V-st in ch-1 sp of next long V-st, ch 1; repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; change to A in last st, turn—26 V-st.
Row 5: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, long-dc over first ch-1 sp and into ch-1 sp 2 rows below, *ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1, long-dc over next ch-1 sp and into ch-1 sp 2 rows below; repeat from * across, sc in 2nd ch of turning ch, turn—27 long-dc.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2; change to C in last st, turn.
Rows 7–94: Continue to change color as in Color Sequence, and repeat Rows 3–6 (for a total of 94 rows). Do not fasten off.
Edging
Round 1:
Side 1: Working across last row of blanket, ch 3, 6 dc in first sc (corner shell made), *sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, 7 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp, sc in last ch-1 sp, 7 dc in last sc (corner shell made).
Side 2: Working in ends of rows across side edge, sc in end of next B row, *7 sc in end of next A row, sc in end of next C row, 7 sc in end of next A row, sc in end of next B row; repeat from * across.
Side 3: Working across opposite side of foundation ch, 7 dc in first ch (corner shell made), sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, 7 dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, 7 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp, sc in last ch-1 sp, 7 dc in last ch (corner shell made).
Side 4: Working in ends of rows across side edge, work same as side 2; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join A in 2nd dc of next corner shell, ch 3, dc in next dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * to next corner shell, [dc in next 2 sts, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, **dc in next 5 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; repeat from ** across to next corner shell] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join B in center dc of next corner shell, ch 3, 6 dc in same st, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * to next corner shell, [7 dc in center dc of next corner shell, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, **sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from ** across to next corner shell] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
 
FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.