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Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Does It Blanket

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: 70385AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 53 x 62 in. (134.5 x 157.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 14, 2008)


Homespun: Dusty Blue Earth (B) 6 balls
Homespun: Earth Dusty Blue (C) 1 ball
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
Homespun®

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Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-300 Homespun Yarn: Hepplewhite
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$ 59.92  
Note: (A)
•  790-403 Homespun Yarn: Earth
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$ 44.94  
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Note: (B)
•  790-402 Homespun Yarn: Dusty Blue
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$ 6.99  
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Note: (C)
•  790-399 Homespun Yarn: Apple Green
   balls
$ 22.47  
Note: (D)
•  790-398 Homespun Yarn: Plum
   ball
$ 7.49  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Easy Does It Blanket

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in sc. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Popcorn: Work 3 sc in indicated st or sp, drop last loop from hook, insert hook in first sc of 3-sc group, pick up dropped loop and draw through st on hook.

NOTES:

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.

BLANKET
Wide Strips (make 4)

With B, ch 28.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 27 sc.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row. Fasten off B.
Rows 11-40: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to B in last st of last row. Fasten off A.
Rows 41-50: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to A in last st of last row. Fasten off B.
Rows 51-210: Repeat Rows 11-50 four more times.
Fasten off.

Narrow Strips
Strip 1

With D, ch 10
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 9 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 continuing in the following color sequence:
Work 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C. Fasten off.
Strip 2
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.
Strip 3
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.
Strip 4
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E.
Strip 5
Work as for Strip 1 in the following color sequence (refer to Assembly Diagram):
Work 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with C, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with E, 30 rows with B, 10 rows with D.

FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew strips together alternating Narrow and Wide Strips, beginning and ending with Narrow strips.

Border
From RS, join D with sl st in any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner, *3 sc in corner, work sc evenly spaced to next corner (ensure that you work an odd number of sts between corners); rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off D.
Rnd 2: Join C in center sc of any corner 3-sc group, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center st of next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st in corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off C.
Rnd 4: Join E in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, (popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner, ch 1, sk next dc, *(popcorn, ch 2, popcorn) in corner ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 1, sk next dc, popcorn in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next dc) across to next corner; rep from around; ch 1, sk next dc, join with sl st in first popcorn. Fasten off E.
Rnd 5: Join D in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next popcorn) across to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, *sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc in next ch-sp or dc, sl st in next ch-sp or dc, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in base of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.





C B E B D B E B D
B A B A B A B A B
E B D B C B D B E
B A B A B A B A B
D B C B E B D B C
B A B A B A B A B
C B E B C B E B D
B A B A B A B A B
E B C B D B C B E
B A B A B A B A B
D B E B C B E B C


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tr = treble (triple) crochet


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Easy Does It Blanket Reviewed by Kimberly Penney on 2010-04-16 *****
I have just finished my third of this pattern. Two have been baby blankets I do with Lion Brand Jiffy so they are nice and soft, use a J needle and just do 3 X 3 squares. It is such a fast, easy pattern and everyone is so impressed by the outcome! Looking forward to starting a big one (No. 4) for myself this time!! Image 1 is the new baby afghan (without the border) and image 2 is the first one I made. I believe I just did 3 x 4 blocks on it with a larger hook, like L. It's awesome!


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