Crochet a baby blanket
Home-Dzine - Once you discover how easy it is to crochet you will be able to make gorgeous items for your home. This project shows how to make a baby blanket using pretty basic crochet stitches - either for your own nursery or as a gift.
Blanket measures approximately 1 metre x 1 metre
GAUGE: Square measures 115mm x 115mm
1 skein each colour A (CA) and colour B (CB)
3 skeins white MC
Crochet Hook 4mm
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat
whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
SPECIAL ABBREVIATION: v-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st or sp.
SQUARE A (Make 20)
Rnd 1: With CA ch 2; 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in same sc as joining, ch 5, skip next sc, * v-st in next sc, ch 5, skip next sc; rep from * around; join to 3rd ch of ch-4.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first sp, ch 4, dc in same sp – rnd started;
* (v-st, ch 3, v-st) all in ch-5 lp **, v-st in next ch-1 sp; rep
from * around, end at **; join.
Rnd 4: Start rnd, v-st in next ch-1 sp, * (v-st, ch 3, v-st) all in ch-3 sp **, [v-st in next ch-1 sp] 3 times; rep from * to last v-st, end at **; v-st in next ch-1 sp; join.
Rnd 5: Sl st in first sp, * ch 2, [v-st in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 2, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) all in ch-3 sp, ch 2, [v-st in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 2 **, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, end at **; sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join MC in any corner ch-3 sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in corner sp, * [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 2, dc over the sl st into the sp on Rnd 4, ch 2, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in corner sp; rep from * around, end at **; join to top of ch-3.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp and 3 sc in ch-3 sps and 2 sc in ch-2 sps around; join to first sc.
SQUARE B (Make 20)
Make same as Square A using CB in place of CA.
SQUARE C (Make 41)
Make same as Square A using MC throughout.
Strip 1 (Make 5): Sew 9 squares together:
Squarae C, [Square B, Square C] 4 times.
Strip 2 (Make 4): Sew 9 squares together: Square A,
Square C, Square A] 4 times.
Sew strips together: Strip 1, [Strip 2, Strip 1] 4 times.
Edging: With right side facing, join MC and work 1 rnd sc evenly around; join. Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in next sc TO THE RIGHT for Reverse Sc; join. Fasten off