Purple Striped Baby Blanket (Chunky Yarn)

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Crochet, project #154. Completed 5/4/2008. Shown below, rotated vertically.

One more Chunky Yarn Baby Blanket in the same stripe pattern as the Neopolitan Baby Blanket, but with cool colors: lime, turquoise, and dark purple. You basically make broad horizontal stripes in this proportion: 1/4 the height in color A (1 ball of chunky yarn), 1/4 the height in B, and 1/2 the height in C. After making this project three times in different colors, I would have to say this is my go-to baby shower present. Parents love that is handmade in their favorite colors and machine-washable. I like that the shells are interesting enough while you make, like a million of them, yet mindless enough to be soothing. There is a nice rhythm to the rows as you crochet the pattern.

Yarn – About 545 yds chunky yarn: 4 balls Plymouth Yarn, Encore Colorspun (75% acrylic, 25% wool), 143 yds, 3.5 oz (100 g).
A: Color 3335, Lime – 1 ball
B: Color 235, Turquoise – 1 ball
C: Color 1384, Dark Purple – 2 balls

Hook: Size J-10 (6 mm) hook
Gauge: 3.5 DC = 1″ on gauge swatch

Finished size: 27″ wide x 27″ long. Close to stroller size, 24″ x 24″

Pattern: Based on crochet prayer shawl information by Kathy Knox, but cast on 92 sts.

Instructions:

With A, chain 92 sts. You will be working across 88 sts (24 shell-like motifs) per row
Row 1: (DC, ch 2, sc) in 4th chain from hook.
Repeat across: *Skip 2 chains, (2DC, ch 2, sc) in next chain*
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. (DC, ch 2, sc) in first chain-2 space.
Repeat across: *(2DC, ch 2, sc) in each chain-2 space*
Repeat row 2 throughout the project.

Change colors as follows:
A (Lime): Work in pattern until you have 6 side shells (section is about 6.5″ tall); change to color B (Turquoise)
B (Turquoise): Work in pattern for 6 side shells (section is about 6.5″ tall); change to color C (Dark Purple)
C (Dark Purple): Work in pattern for 12 side shells (section is about 13″ tall). Work last row.

Last row: Ch 2, turn, *sc in first chain-2 space, chain 2*. End with sc. Finish off last st; trim yarn, leaving about a 6-inch tail. Weave in all ends.

Folded on a rocker, ready for Baby.

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