Rainbow Striped Baby Throw / Blanket
Lion Brand« Jamie® Baby
6 V-sts and 8 rows to 4 inches in pattern using Size K crochet hook. 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
V-st : Work 2 dc into 1 ch or 1 sc
Throw is worked vertically from one side to the other and uses 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout
With 2 strands of B held tog, ch 133.
Row 1: (RS) Work 1 V-st into 5th ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 V-st into next ch; rep from * across, end last rep 1 dc in last ch-64 V-sts. End 1 strand B, join 1 strand C. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: (WS) With 1 strand B and 1 strand C held tog, 1 sc in first dc, ch 1, *1 sc in between the 2 dc of V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end 1 sc in between the 2 dc of last V-st, ch 1, 1 sc in top of beg ch-3. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: (RS) Skip first sc, 1 V-st into each sc across, end 1 dc in last sc. End 1 strand B, join 1 strand C. Ch 1, turn.
Rep Rows 2-3 for pat and work in color combinations as foll:
Rows 4-5: C/C
Rows 6-7: C/D
Rows 8-9: D/D
Rows 10-11: D/E
Rows 12-13: E/E
Rows 14-15: E/F
Rows 16-17: F/F
Rows 18-29: A/A
Rows 30-31: B/B
Rows 32-33: B/C
Rows 34-35: C/C
Rows 36-37: C/D
Rows 38-39: D/D
Rows 40-41: D/E
Rows 44-45: E/F
Rows 46-47: F/F
Rows 48-49: E/F
Rows 50-51: E/E
Rows 52-53: D/E
Rows 54-55: D/D
Rows 56-57: C/D
Rows 58-59: C/C
Rows 60-61: B/C
Rows 62-63: B/B
Rows 64-75: A/A
Rows 76-77: F/F
Rows 78-79: E/F
Rows 80-81: E/E
Rows 82-83: D/E
Rows 84-85: D/D
Rows 86-87: C/D
Rows 88-89: C/C
Rows 90-91: B/C
Rows 92-93: B/B
At end of Row 93, end B/B and change to A/A.
Work edging: Rows 1-2: With 2 strands A held tog, rep pat Rows 2-3.
Row 3: (WS) Sl st in between the first dc and first V-st, *ch 2, sl st in between the next 2 V-sts; rep from * across, end last rep sl st in between the last V-st and dc of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: (RS) In first ch-2 sp, *work sl st, ch 2, sl st in same sp; rep from * in next and each ch-2 sp across, end sl st in last sl st of row. Fasten off.
Work edging on foundation ch edge: With WS of throw facing, join A/A into corner ch sp.
Row 1: (WS) Ch 1, sc into the same ch sp, ch 1, *sc into lp at the base of next V-st, ch 2; rep from * across, end last rep ch 1, 1 sc into lp of last dc of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: (RS) Rep Row 3 of throw pat st.
Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 3-4 of edging for first side. Fasten off.
Matching color combinations, cut 12 strands, each 11" long, for each 2 rows of stripe. (For example, for Rows 4-5, cut 12 strands of C. For Rows 6-7, cut 6 strands C and 6 strands D.) Fold the 12 strands in half. Insert crochet hook through open space at one corner of lower edge of throw and pull folded end of strands through to form loop, then pull ends through loop and tighten. In same way, cut yarn and matching fringe to color stripe, attach fringe evenly along rem edges of throw. Trim fringe.
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