228. Denim Baby Blanket

Crochet, project 227. Completed 2/18/2010

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FREE PATTERN

On the blocking board

PATTERN
Adapted from instructions by Lisa Lately (link) and Lazy T Crochet (link)

SIZE
20″ across by 26″ long. This is about stroller size: 18″ across

MATERIALS
Yarn:

  • Main color (280 yds / 5.8 oz): 2 skeins — Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Worsted (100% premium acrylic), 85 g / 3 oz, 145 yds. Color: 860-300, Denim Mist.
  • Border (46 yds / 0.8 oz): 1 skein — Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool), 100g / 3.5 oz, 200 yds. Color: 194, Gray.

Crochet Hook: US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

GAUGE
Not important. Gauge doesn’t matter, and you can use any type of yarn and whichever hook you like.

NOTES
326 yds total for project.
I edited Row 2 so it works better.

INSTRUCTIONS
It starts with a foundationless double crochet (also called Triple Base Chain Stitch).
The pattern is basically groups of two DC’s, with a single DC at the beginning and end of the row. The single DC’s will be used in the border round.
Note: Ch 2 counts as first DC in the DC rows.

Start with main color yarn. Work in rows.
First Row: 1.    Foundationless double crochet (FDC) the width you want, ending with an even number of DC’s: Ch 1, turn.
Note
: I used 54 DC.

Pattern Rows:
2.    Work 1 sc in 1st DC. *ch 2, skip 2 DC, sc in space before next DC; repeat from * across, sc in top of turning chain. Ch 2, turn.
3.    Work 2 DC in each ch-2 loop across. DC in last sc. Ch 1; turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length. End with row 3, but ch 2, turn.

Last Row: DC in each stitch across, DC in top of turning chain. Ch 2 (or 3), turn.

Border:
The border is worked in rounds.
1.    Round 1: Join new yarn (border color). Ch 2, turn, work DC in each stitch across top. Work 3 DC in top of turning chain for corner.

Side edge: Work 2 DC around each DC post and 1 DC in the end of each sc row, ending with 3 DC in last stitch for corner.

Repeat from * for bottom edge and side edge. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first turning chain. Ch 1. Do not turn.

2.    Round 2: Work sc around, working 3 sc in center DC of each corner. Join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Border detail

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