At the end of July I told you about a young lady that is going to have a baby. She is due now in 10 days and is getting very excited about meeting her little boy. At that time I also posted a hat pattern, you can read the post and get the pattern <here>.
Today I am going to show you the crib blanket that I have made to go with the hat and booties for Baby B. This blanket is crib size and done in a simple V-Stitch; made of Red Heart Super Saver in their Macaw colorway it is perfect for the upcoming cooler weather. This is the second attempt that I have made with this blanket. I had another almost completed and wasn't happy with the way it looked and FROGGED the whole thing and started over!!
Here are a couple of pics of what I frogged. The blanket just wasn't laying flat and when I went to put the edging on it I just wasn't happy with it at all. All that time put into what I thought was going to be an awesome blanket turned into 3 big balls of yarn!! Trial and error until I finally got it right!
Here is what I frogged out! Do you ever start to design something and get almost done only to discover it isn't quite what you envisioned in your mind's eye??
The remake is coming along nicely. It measures 28 inches across and will be 36 inches high. I am finishing up the main body of the blanket now. I will be adding the trim later this afternoon.
I have finally finished and delivered the Baby Set for Baby B. He should be here any day now. His Mum & Dad is anxiously awaiting his arrival! Without further ado here is Baby B's Blankie!
Baby B’s Blankie
© Home made hats by Cheryl
2 - 5 oz skeinsRed Heart Super Saver #4
worsted weight yarn; Macaw #3944
1- 7 oz skein Red Heart Super Saver #4
worsted weight yarn; White #0311
Tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends
Stitches & abbreviations used:
Main Color - mc
Contrast Color - cc
Chain - ch
Single Crochet - sc
Double Crochet - dc
V-Stitch - V-st
To make V-Stitch, in specified stitch work dc, ch 1, dc. V-Stitch made
Regular Crochet ~ Please read complete pattern before proceeding. This is your creation, you can make your color changes however you wish. I made my changes every 15 rows with 2 rows of cc in between.
To Begin: With mc & K hook chain 101
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. (100 sc) Ch 3, turn; counts as dc on following row
Row 2: *Skip next sc, V-st in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc; ch 3 turn (49 V-st; 1 turning ch)
Row 3: *V-st in ch 1 space on next V-st; repeat from * to turning chain 3, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 3. Chain 3 turn.
Rows 4 - 14: Repeat row 3 for pattern, at end of row 14, change to cc, ch 3, turn.
Rows 15- 16: Repeat row 3, at end of row 16 change to mc.
Rows 17 - 31: Repeat row 3, at end of row 31 change to cc, ch 3, turn
Rows 32 - 33: Repeat row 3, at end of row 33, change to mc, ch 3 turn.
Rows 34- 48: Repeat row 3, at end of row 48 change to cc, do not fasten off!!
Finishing Round 1: ch 3, dc, V-st in corner space, V-st in the end of each row until you reach the next corner. Make 2 V-st in corner space, working on the opposite side of beginning ch, V-st, skip st, V-st until you reach your next corner, working 2 v-st in corner space. Change to mc, join with slip stitch, ch 1.
Round 2: 3 sc in corner space and in each st and ch 1 space around, place 3 sc in each corner space. Join with slip stitch, fasten off; weave in ends.
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