November 21, 2010
SmoothFox's Hooded Diagonal Baby Blanket
Bernat Medium Worsted 3 ply; 100% acrylic; 9.8oz/280g; 893yd/816m MINIMUM amount
Color A: Funny Prints Ombre (2 skeins of main color A if you want a single color blanket or if you crochet loosely)
Color B: White
Hook Size: H - 8 - 5.00 MM
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: Approx 33” x 33”
Stitch Marker: 2
Beginning Shell – Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch
Shell – Slip st, Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp from previous row
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Before starting - if you decide to make a striped blanket, make sure your number of repeats is divisible by 96. So if you want 3 colors, take 96 divided by 3 and that will tell you how many rows you need to do of each color. Another example is if you want to change yarn colors every 4 rows, divide 96 by 4 to make sure that you get an even number of repeats.
Row 1: (Right Side): Using color A, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, insert 1st stitch marker between the ch-3 sp and dc just made, dc in next 2 ch. Beginning shell made (1 shell)
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, insert 2ND stitch marker between the ch-3 sp and dc just made, dc in next 2 ch beginning shell made, turn row 1 beg shell and flip beg shell upward, (slip st in first marked st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in first marked ch-3 sp of previous row, shell made. Remove 1st st marker. (2 shells)
Row 3: Beginning shell, turn previous row, *shell; repeat from * across. Remove 2nd st marker. (3 shells)
Row 4: Beginning shell, turn previous row, * shell; repeat from * across. (4 shells)
Rows 5 thru 48: Repeat Row 4 increasing 1 shell each row.
Decrease rows begin
Row 49: Ch 1, turn, slip st in first 3 dc, *slip st into ch-3 sp, shell, repeat from * across shells, slip st in last shell.
Rows 50 thru 75: Repeat Row 49 decreasing 1 shell each row, changing to color B in last st of row 75.
Rows 76 thru 96: Continue using color B and decreasing until you complete the last shell. Finish off.
Using color B work above rows 1 through 21. Finish off.
Holding hood and blanket with right sides together, whip stitch or slip stitch matching stitch to stitch around hood attaching it to blanket. Finish off.
Turn hood inside out so right side is showing.
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2010
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