Crochet Contented Baby Blanket
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 3 skeins ea RED HEART Baby Clouds yarns: Cloud MC & Pastel Multi CC
- Crochet Hook 10mm [US N-15]
- Yarn Needle
SIZE: Blankie measures 42" wide x 40" long.
GAUGE: 8 sts = 5"; 6 rows = 5" in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
beg = beginning
CC = contrast color
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
mm = millimeters
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
 = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
Group: 2 Hdc in same st or sp.
Group over group: 2 Hdc between the 2 hdc of a group in the row below.
Group between groups: 2 Hdc between 2 groups in the row below.
To Change Color in Hdc: Yarn over and draw up a loop in the last stitch of the row, drop color in use, with next color to be used yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Continue with the new color.
With MC, ch 62.
Row 1: (Right Side): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, [skip next ch, 2 hdc in next ch] 28 times, skip next ch, hdc in last 2 ch; turn -- 60 sts and 28 groups.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first hdc, hdc in next hdc, * group over group; rep from * to last 3 sts; skip hdc of last group in the row below, hdc in next hdc, hdc in top of beg ch changing to CC; turn.
Row 3: With CC, ch 2, skip first 2 hdc, group between first 2 hdc and first group of the row below, * group between groups; rep from * to last 2 sts; skip next hdc, hdc in top of ch-2 changing to MC -- 29 groups.
Row 4: With MC, ch 2, * group over group; rep from * to last 2 sts; skip hdc of last group in the row below, hdc in top of ch-2; turn.
Row 5: Rep Row 4 changing to CC in last st.
Row 6: With CC, ch 2, hdc in the space between the first hdc and the first group of the row below, * group between groups; rep from * to last 3 sts; skip last group, hdc between last group and last st, hdc in top of ch-2 changing to MC; turn -- 28 groups.
Row 7: With MC, ch 2, skip first hdc, hdc in next hdc, * group over group; rep from * to last 3 sts; skip hdc of last group, hdc in next hdc, hdc in top of ch-2; turn.
Rep Rows 2-7 for pattern until approximately 36' from beg, end by working 2 rows with MC. Fasten off CC.
EDGING-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join MC in any st; ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around and 3 sc in corner sc; join; turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * sc in sc, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1, sl st) all in next sc; rep from * around adjusting as necessary around corners and at end of rnd; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.