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Free Crochet Pattern
Small Baby Blanket


USA Format


Abbreviations


WS.       Wrong Side

RS.        Right Side

ch.         Chain

sc.         Single Crochet

dc.         Double Crochet

rpt.        Repeat

sl st.      Slip Stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc

ch4 counts as first dc and ch1


Finished size approx:  28 Inches x 28 Inches


Materials

230 grams of King Cole big value baby DK


OR

8oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn

4.00mm & 4.50mm crochet hooks


GAUGE - 1 pattern repeat and 2 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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With 4.50mm hook ch134, (WS) work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch3, skip 3ch, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (26, ch3 spaces)


Next Row - ch3, skip next dc and ch1, * 5dc in next ch, skip next (ch1, 2dc and ch1), * rpt from * to * to last ch3 space, dc and ch3, 5dc in centre ch of ch3 space, skip 1dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (26, 5dc groups)


Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in next dc, * ch3, skip 3dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch3, skip next dc and ch1, * 5dc in next ch, skip next (ch1, 2dc and ch1), * rpt from * to * to last ch3 space, dc and ch3, 5dc in centre ch of ch3 space, skip 1dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 20, 5dc group rows have been worked.


Rpt Pattern Row 1 once.


Double Crochet Edge - Change to 4.00mm hook, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, 2sc in ch3 space, * 1sc in each of next 2dc, 1sc in ch3 space, * rpt from * to * to end, 1sc in next sc, 3sc in corner, work 79sc evenly in row ends down first side of blanket to next corner, 3sc in corner, working along cast on edge work 1sc in next dc, 1sc in next ch3 space, rpt from * to * to end, 1sc in next dc, 3sc in corner, work 79sc evenly in row ends up second side of blanket, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1 more row of 1sc in each sc, working 3sc in corners, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Shell Edge Worked without turning throughout - ch4, 2dc in base of ch4, * skip 2sc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * around all 4 sides of blanket to end, 1dc in base of ch4 on beginning of row, sl st to 3rd of ch4.


2nd Row - sl st in ch1 space, ch4, 2dc in same space, (2dc, ch1, 2dc in each ch1 space around blanket to end, 1dc in base of ch4, sl st to 3rd of ch4.


3rd Row - ch3, (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in base of ch3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in each ch1 space to next corner, * (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 space on corner, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in each ch1 space to next corner, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.


4th Row - ch3, (3dc, ch2, 4dc) in base of ch3, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each ch1 space to next corner, * (4dc, ch2, 4dc) in ch1 space on corner, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each ch1 space to next corner, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in loose ends of yarn.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a small baby blanket.

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