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Five Skeins of Stitch Studio by Nicole Bamboo Yarn in Pink Primrose, U.S. Size G-6 Crochet Hook & Tapestry Needle

About this Project

Wrap your newest bundle of joy in warmth and comfort. Crochet this heirloom afghan to use as a stroller blanket or play mat.

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Use a gauge of 16 dc x -5-1/2 rows = 4" to crochet a blanket that measures 42" x 42". 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.<

  • 1
    Note: Blanket is worked diagonally from corner to corner in blocks of double crochet.
  • 2
    Blanket:
    Ch 6.
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in next 2 ch, turn 1 block made.
    Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row, turn 2 blocks made.
    Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in next 2 ch, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * to end, turn 1 block incd.
    Rep Row 3 until piece measures 41 along each side edge (about 58 across the diagonal).
    Row 4: Sl st in next 3 dc, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * to end, sl st in ch-3 sp of previous row, turn 1 block decd.
    Rep Row 4 until only one block remains.
  • 3
    Edging:
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around edge of Blanket working 3 sc in each block and 2 sc in each corner, join with sl st in sc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 3, (3 dc) around post of dc just made; rep from * around, join with sl st in ch-1.
    Fasten off.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.
  • 5
    Abbreviations:
    Ch = Chain
    Dc = Double crochet
    Hk = Hook
    Rep = Repeat(ing)
    Sc = Single crochet
    Sk = Skip
    Sl st = Slip stitch
    Sp = Space