Starlight Baby Blanket

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Starlight Baby Blanket

designed by Susan Lowman
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A warm pastels baby blanket, great for keeping the toys off the floor at play time or snuggling with during nap time. 

Single Size
36" [91.5 cm]
47.5" [120.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $32.42

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished Width:
36" [91.5 cm]
Finished Length:
47.5" [120.5 cm]

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft Light | Honey, 0003Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast B

Simply Soft Light | Capri, 0007Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast C

Simply Soft Light | Heavy Cream, 0002Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast D

Simply Soft Light | Pansy, 0010Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast E

Simply Soft Light | White, 0001Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast F

Simply Soft Light | Key Lime, 0005Edit Color
$7.98

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size E4/3.5mm
$1.99

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $32.42

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Width:
36" [91.5 cm]
Finished Length:
47.5" [120.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Blanket
Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds)
Contrast A Honey (0003) 1
Contrast B Capri (0007) 1
Contrast C Heavy Cream (0002) 1
Contrast D Pansy (0010) 1
Contrast E White (0001) 1
Contrast F Key Lime (0005) 2

GAUGE

Using size U.S. E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, square = 11.5"/29cm x 11.5”/29cm

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TERMS

Edc: Extended double crochet
Extended dc: Yo, insert hook in specified st or sp and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 1 lp on hook, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice.

Closed mesh: Edc in next 3 Edc (or 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in next Edc).

Open mesh: Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, Edc in next Edc.

 

NOTES
Make 2 squares with each color.
Edc are used throughout squares to obtain taller stitches to help squares come out square.

 

BLANKET
SQUARES (make 12)
With appropriate color, ch 67 loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Working in back bump of chs, Edc in 5th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first Edc), Edc in each rem ch across - 64 Edc (21 closed mesh).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as Edc), turn; Edc in next 3 Edc, [ch 2, skip next 2 Edc, Edc in next Edc] 19 times, Edc in next 2 Edc, Edc in first skipped ch - 2 closed mesh and 19 open mesh.

Rows 3-21: Work according to chart and Special Terms. On each row, ch 3, turn at beginning of row and work last Edc of last closed mesh into 3rd ch of turning ch.  Do not fasten off.

 

EDGING

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 3 sc in top of last Edc made, working along left edge, work 62 sc evenly spaced down left edge, working in free lps on bottom edge, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, work 62 sc evenly spaced up right edge, 3 sc in 3rd ch at beginning of Row 21, sc in each Edc across; join with slip st in first sc -260 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

FINISHING
With RS together, whip stitch squares together into 4 rows with 3 squares in each row as per assembly diagram. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 

BORDER

Round 1 (RS): With RS facing, join F with sl st in center sc in any corner, ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc in each corner, sc in same sc as joining; join with slip st in first sc - 928 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc in each corner, sc in same sc as joining; join with slip st in first sc - 936 sc.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as joining (beg shell made), *skip next 2 sc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next sc (shell made); rep from * around; skip last 2 sc; join with slip st in same sc as joining sl st - 312 shells. Fasten off. 
Weave in ends.