Posy Granny Baby Blanket

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Posy Granny Baby Blanket

designed by Marilyn Losee
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A light and patterned baby blanket for the crib.

Single Size
Approx. 34"/86.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long
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The materials for this project cost $23.85

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished measurements
Approx. 34"/86.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Contrast B

Simply Soft | Strawberry, 0015Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Melon, 0016Edit Color
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Contrast D

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Contrast E

Simply Soft | Pistachio, 0003Edit Color
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Contrast F

Simply Soft | Blackberry, 0005Edit Color
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size G6/4.25mm
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Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $23.85

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements
Approx. 34"/86.5cm wide x 43"/109cm long

MATERIALS

Blanket
Simply Soft
Contrast A () 4
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast B Strawberry (0015) 1
Contrast C Melon (0016) 1
Contrast D () 1
Contrast E Pistachio (0003) 1
Contrast F Blackberry (0005) 1

GAUGE

In double crochet, 15 sts and 7 rows = 4"/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

X-st: Cross stitch—Skip next stitch, dc in next st, dc in skipped stitch.

NOTES

1. Blanket is worked in three panels.

2. Each panel is made from seven granny squares sewn together.

3. 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. Fasten off old color. Proceed with new color.

 

GRANNY SQUARE (make 21 – 3 in each color sequence)

Square #1: Work Round 1 with F, Round 2 with D, Round 3 with B, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #2: Work Round 1 with B, Round 2 with E, Round 3 with C, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #3: Work Round 1 with E, Round 2 with C, Round 3 with F, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #4: Work Round 1 with D, Round 2 with B, Round 3 with E, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #5: Work Round 1 with C, Round 2 with F, Round 3 with D, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #6: Work Round 1 with E, Round 2 with D, Round 3 with B, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

Square #7: Work Round 1 with F, Round 2 with E, Round 3 with C, and Rounds 4 and 5 with A.

With larger hook and first color, ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—Four 3-dc groups and four ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

Join 2nd color with sl st in any ch-2 sp.

Round 2: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners. Fasten off.

Join 3rd color with sl st in any ch-2 sp.

Round 3: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners and one 3-dc group on each side of square. Fasten off.

Join 4th color with sl st in any ch-2 sp.

Rounds 4 and 5: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Fasten off.

 

Arrange the granny squares into three panels and sew together, in the following orders:

Panel 1: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

Panel 2: #6, #7, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Panel 3: #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #1, #2

Note: The first square listed is the top of each panel.

Panel Border: With RS facing and larger hook, join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of one panel.

Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 sp of panel, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1] across to next corner ch-2 sp of panel; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Fasten off. Repeat border around other two panels.

Panel Side Edging: With RS facing and larger hook, join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of panel, to work across a long side.

Row 1: Ch 2, working across long side edge, hdc in each dc and ch across to next corner ch-2 sp, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across, turn.

Rows 3 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Fasten off. Repeat edging across other long side edge. Repeat edging across long sides of other two panels.

 

FLOWER (make 10 – 2 each with B and C, and 3 each with D and F)

Leaving a long beginning tail for sewing, ch 3.

Round 1: Work (2 dc, ch 2, sl st) in 3rd ch from hook (first petal made), *ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, sl st) in same ch (petal made); repeat from * 3 more times—5 petals. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Arrange panels in order, with long sides together and all top squares at same end. Sew long edges together.

Blanket Side Edging

With RS facing and larger hook, join E with sl st in corner of blanket, to work across a long side.

Row 1: Ch 3, sk first st, *X-st over next 2 sts; rep from * across, dc in last st and change to A, turn.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.

Fasten off.

Blanket Border

With RS facing and larger hook, join A with sl st in corner of blanket.

Round 1: Ch 3, 4 dc in corner, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, [3 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st]  to next corner, *5 dc in corner, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, [3 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st]  to next corner; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Note: Sk more or fewer sts  to ensure that 5 dc is worked in each corner. Fasten off.

Flowers and Vines

Arrange flowers evenly spaced across edgings between panels and sew in place, in the following order (from top to lower edge):

Between panel #1 and #2: flowers in colors F, D, B, F, and D.

Between panel #2 and #3: flowers in colors C, B, F, D, and C.

With E, embroider straight stitch 'vines' extending from each side of each flower. Use the photograph as a guide, and curve vines as desired. With E, embroider leaves randomly arranged on both sides of 'vines'. To embroider a leaf, sew one straight st, then sew more straight sts inserting the needle into the same place as the first straight st and guiding the sts to lie on either side of the first st.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.