Thursday, 5 September 2013

Little Boy Blue Blanket–Crochet Pattern

 

littleboy

Source - lionbrand.com

Lion Brand® Heartland

GAUGE:

11 dc + 6 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
Center Granny Square = about 8 x 8 in. (20.5 x 20.5 cm).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

1. Blanket is worked from the center out beg with Center Granny Square. Two V-Shaped Segments are worked over 2 side edges of Center Granny Square, then Corner Triangles are worked across the top edges of the V-Shaped Segments completing the center rectangle.
2. Borders are worked around the entire outer edge of the center rectangle.
3. See Diagram for arrangement of Granny Square, V-Shaped Segments, Corner Triangles, and Borders.
4. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

LB Template

BLANKET
CENTER GRANNY SQUARE

With A, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 12 dc (four 3-dc groups) and 4 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4 in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-2 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 28 dc (four 7-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnds 3-5: Sl st in first ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 76 dc (four 19-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.
Fasten off.
Rnd 6: From RS, join B with sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 92 dc (four 23-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.

V-SHAPED SEGMENT
Notes

1. Each V-Shaped Segment is worked back and forth in rows over 2 side edges of the Center Granny Square.
2. All rows are worked from the RS. Cut yarn at the end of each row then rejoin it in indicated st to beg next row.
Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp.
Fasten off.
Rows 2-4: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to 3 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog; leave last st unworked. Fasten off.
Rep V-Shaped Segment over remaining 2 side edges of Center Granny Square.

FIRST CORNER TRIANGLE
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of last row of one V-Shaped Segment, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog - 22 dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 sts of previous row, dc2tog - 19 dc.
Fasten off.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.
Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.
Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog. Fasten off.

SECOND CORNER TRIANGLE
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following ch-4 sp at end of First Corner Triangle, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of V-Shaped Segment, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 22 dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in first st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of previous row, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 19 dc. Fasten off.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.
Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.
Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog. Fasten off.
Rep First and Second Corner Triangle over remaining V-Shaped Segment. Do not fasten off after completing Second Corner Triangle.

Edging Rnd: Turn piece to RS and rotate to work across long edge. Ch 1, *work 23 sc evenly spaced across side edge to Center Square, sc in st before ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next st after ch-4 sp, then work 23 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner, work 16 sc evenly spaced across next side edge to ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, work 16 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc - 168 sc (50 sc across each long edge and 34 sc across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-3 sps. Fasten off.

FIRST BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join D in first sc following any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in each sc to next corner ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 200 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 - 216 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.

SECOND BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join E with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last st before corner ch-4 sp, sk last st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to next corner ch-4 sp; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 70 ch-3 sps (20 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 15 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sl st in first ch-3 sp following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join E with sc in first sp between 3-dc groups following any corner ch-4 sp, *(ch 3, sc in next sp between 3-dc groups) to corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 78 ch-3 sps (22 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 17 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Rnds 4 and 5:Rep Rnds 2 and 3 - 86 ch-3 sps (24 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 19 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.

THIRD BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join B with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp, 3 sc in each ch-3 sp around, working (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 274 sc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each sc around, working (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 306 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 3. Fasten off.

FOURTH BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS join A with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to last 2 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 102 ch-3 sps (28 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 23 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Work Rnds 2-4 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D, A, and D.

FIFTH BORDER
Work Rnds 3-5 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with F, E, and F.

SIXTH BORDER
Work Rnds 2 and 3 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D and A.

SEVENTH BORDER
Note:
Corner blocks are worked as part of the border. Work over C with new color.
Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp; *with C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to B and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp, change to C, fasten off B. With C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to D and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp; change to C, fasten off D. With C; rep from * once more, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-4: With C, ch 3, *dc in each st to next B-colored section; change to B and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section; change to C, fasten off B. With C, dc in each st to next D-colored section; change to D and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section, change to C, fasten off D. With C; rep from * once more, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st and ch around, changing color to match color of sts in previous rnd. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. If you wish to block your Blanket, lay Blanket onto a flat, waterproof surface. Lay a damp towel on finished Blanket for 30 minutes. Remove towel and allow Blanket to air dry.

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