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Free Crochet Pattern: Happy Baby Blanket

Lion Brandฎ Homespun®
Pattern #: 830
If you've never tried working a mitered square pattern, the Homespun Happy Baby Blanket -- available in both knit and crochet versions -- is a terrific introduction. If you already know how much fun these are, you'll still want to try this easy pattern. Squares can be joined as you go or worked separately and sewn together for a more portable project.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
40 inches square

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 30, 2005)


SQUARE #1
With MC, ch 80.
Row 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 79 sc. *Mark this side as RS and mark center st. Ch 1, turn. …

SQUARE #2
with MC, ch 40.
Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 39 sc; continue first row with RS facing by working sc into center st of initial ch row of Square #1 and in each st from center out to edge – 79 sc. …

SQUARE #4
With RS facing and MC, sc across free half of Square #1 from outside edge to center, place center marker at center st, sc across free half of square edge of Square #3 – 79 sc. …


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)
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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MATERIALS
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
 

Happy Baby Blanket

Lion Brand Homespun®

GAUGE:

8 sts = 4" (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

NOTES:

Blanket is worked by making each quarter of the inner square attached to the previously worked square. For more portable project, make 4 Squares #1 and join with initial ch rows at center. Then work edge as below.

COLOR SEQUENCE
2 rows MC, 3 rows CC1, 4 rows MC, 3 rows CC2, **4 rows MC, 3 rows CC1, 4 rows MC, 3 rows CC2**; repeat from ** to ** for color sequence.


SQUARE #1

With MC, ch 80.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 79 sc. *Mark this side as RS and mark center st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 Sc in each sc to one st before marked center st, (insert hook into st before center st, pull up loop, insert hook into center st, pull up loop, insert hook into st after center st, pull up loop, yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook – sc3tog = 2 sts decreased), sc in each sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn.

Following color sequence above, change to CC1, then repeat Row 2 until 3 sts remain. Sc3tog. Fasten off.

SQUARE #2

With MC, ch 40.

Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 39 sc; continue first row with RS facing by working sc into center st of initial ch row of Square #1 and in each st from center out to edge – 79 sc.

Continue with directions for Square #1 from * to end of Square.

SQUARE #3

Repeat Square #2, but working 2nd half of first row across initial ch row of Square #2.

SQUARE #4

With RS facing and MC, sc across free half of Square #1 from outside edge to center, place center marker at center st, sc across free half of square edge of Square #3 – 79 sc.

Repeat Square #1 from * to end of Square.

When Square #4 is completed, inner square of Blanket is completed, assembled and ready for edging.

Edging

With RS facing and MC, work one rnd of sc around four sides of Blanket, working 3 sc into each corner st to turn corner neatly. Work 2 rnds sc with CC1, then 2 rnds sc with MC.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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CC = contrasting color ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Happy Baby Blanket Reviewed by sarah mcfadden on 2009-07-31 ****
I really liked making this blanket. It was simple to make. All of the squares are crocheted together so you don't have to sew them together.


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