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Free Crochet Pattern: Shaded Blanket

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: shadedblanket
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 39 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Baby Afghan: 26" x 27 1/2" (66 x 70 cm)
Adult Afghan: 38" x 44" (96.5 x 112 cm)
NOTE: Pattern is written for Baby Afghan with changes for Adult Afghan in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Shaded Blanket

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

17 sts + 91/2 rows = 4" [10 cm] in ripple pattern 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:

sc2tog (sc decrease): Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

To change color, work last stitch until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, and draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete stitch.

COLOR SEQUENCE
*Work 4 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with D, 4 rows with E; rep from * for Color Sequence.

AFGHAN With A, ch 101 (152).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch, 3 sc in next ch, *sc in next 7 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch; rep from *, ending sc in last 7 ch - 6 (9) "ripples".
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc, *sc in next 7 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.
Rep Row 2, changing colors following Color Sequence for a total of 60 (100 rows).
Last 4 Rows: With A, rep Row 2 four times.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Left Side Edging

From RS, join A at top of left side.
Row 1: With A, working in ends of rows, sc evenly spaced along straight edge of afghan.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Right Side Edging
From RS, join B at lower corner of right side. Work as for Left Side Edging.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sk = skip  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 39 reviews)
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Shaded Blanket Reviewed by Rachel Callahan on 2013-07-31 *****
After reading the reviews for this blanket, I realized I needed to make my blanket bigger than the instructions suggested. I am six feet tall and wanted the adult blanket to fully cover me. I ordered double the material that was required for the adult blanket. (I have not measured the blanket, but I would guess that it is about 5 feet wide and a little over 6 feet tall.) I was able to complete this blanket in exactly a month. This picture does not do the blanket justice. It is too cute!


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