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Accra

Tri-Colored
Baby Blanket


designed by
K.J.Hay


Technique used: Crochet



YARN

Naturally Caron.com Country

(75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool):

6oz (A); 8oz (B), 8oz (C)

Shown in: #0003 Soft Sunshine (A); #0004 Green Sheen (B); #0005 Ocean Spray (C)

One size US J-10 (6mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle

 

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Blanket measures approx. 37 x 37"/94 x 94 cm

 

GAUGE

In single crochet, using J-10 (6mm) hook, 14 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10 cm.

 

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st)

 

SPECIAL TERM

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

sc3tog: Single crochet 3 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), [insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

BLANKET

Center Square

With A, chain 22.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—21 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until length of piece measures the same as width of piece (a square). Fasten off.

First Side Triangles

Join B with slip st in any corner of center square.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 21 sc evenly spaced along the side edge, turn—21 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—19 sc.

Repeat Row 2 until only 3 sts remain.

Last Row: Ch 1, sc3tog. Fasten off.

Work a side triangle along all four sides of the center square. This will yield a new center square.

Next Side Triangles

Join C with slip st in any corner of center square.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 29 sc evenly spaced along the side edge, turn—29 sc.

Complete as for first side triangles, working a side triangle along all four sides.

Join A with slip st in any corner of center square.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 41 sc evenly spaced along the side edge, turn—41 sc.

Complete as for first side triangles, working a side triangle along all four sides.

Join B with slip st in any corner of center square.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 59 sc evenly spaced along the side edge, turn—59 sc.

Complete as for first side triangles, working a side triangle along all four sides.

Join C with slip st in any corner of center square.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 83 sc evenly spaced along the side edge, turn—83 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—81 sc.

Repeat Row 2 until only 41 sts remain. Fasten off C.

Join A with slip st in first st.

Repeat Row 2 until only 3 sts remain.

Last Row: Ch 1, sc3tog. Fasten off.

Work this side triangle along all four sides.

FINISHING

Edging

Round 1: Join B with sc in edge of blanket; sc evenly around all edges of blanket; join with slip st in first sc, turn.

Rounds 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with slip st in first sc, turn.

Round 5: Slip st in each st around; join with slip st in first st.

Cross-Stitch Embellishment

Note: Refer to photograph for placement of flower and stars. Alternately, cross-stitch stars and flowers in any color and in any location desired.

With C, cross-stitch a flower (chart A) in the middle of the center square.

With A, cross-stitch a star (chart B) in the middle of the C-colored section of the last side triangles.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 


   




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