November 27, 2010

SmoothFox's Spiral Baby Blanket Number 2





Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox Copyright 2010 Version 1.0

Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!”
4 ply medium worsted (1 skein, 7 oz, 355 yards of each color for newborn size)
Color A - Pistache
Color B - White

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hook Size I - 9 - 5.50 MM
Yarn needle
Size: 32” x 32” approx
To make this blanket fit a baby larger than a newborn, purchase 2 skeins of yarn of each color



Special Stitches:
Group – For the purposes of this pattern a group is all stitches between two ch-1 spaces.

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SmoothFox's Spiral Baby Blanket Nbr 2

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Blanket is worked in a spiral. Do not join rounds. Do not crochet over unused yarn.

Using color A ch 4, slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 4, counts as dc plus ch-1 sp, *(dc in ring, ch 1) repeat 5 total times, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color A. (6 dc)

REMINDER - DO NOT JOIN ROUNDS

Round 2: Using color B slip st in ring, ch 4, *(dc in ring, ch 1) repeat 5 total times. (6 dc)


Round 3: Sk 1st dc of color A, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, group made *(sk 1 st, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1), repeat from * 4 total times; pull up loop, insert st holder in loop, drop current yarn.


Round 4: Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, sk 1st color B st, 2 dc in ch sp, ch 1, group made *(sk 1 st, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) group made repeat from * 5 total times, **(sk 1 st, dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) group made repeat from ** 4 total times; pull up loop, insert st holder in loop, drop current yarn.


Round 5: Pick up color B, tighten yarn slightly, sk 1 st, 2 dc in sp, ch 1, *(sk 1st st of group, dc across group to ch sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) repeat from * around to last group, pull up loop, insert st holder in loop, drop current yarn.


REPEAT ROUND BEGINS

Round 6: Pick up next color of yarn, tighten yarn slightly, *(sk 1st st of group, dc across group to ch sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) repeat from * around to last group, pull up loop, insert st holder in loop, drop current yarn.


Round 7 thru completion of blanket - Repeat Round 6 continuing with pattern until blanket reaches desired size then follow instructions for finishing. I worked this blanket until I ran out of yarn and couldn't complete another round with what little yarn I had left.  To make this blanket fit a baby larger than a newborn, purchase 2 skeins of yarn of each color

NOTE:
As blanket grows larger, when you get to the last group of each round, instead of stopping, you can keep crocheting up to the point where you catch up with the loop for the next color and drop the current color. Just remember, when you resume with this dropped color of yarn, you must finish off this last group and place the usual 2 dc in the ch sp and a ch 1 before the round is actually complete.

FINISHING:
BEFORE BEGINNING THE LAST ROUND, COUNT EACH GROUP. YOU MUST HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF STITCHES IN EACH GROUP. IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE PATTERN, YOU WILL HAVE 11 GROUPS WITH THE SAME COUNT AND THE LAST GROUP NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED UP TO THE LAST 4 STITCHES BEFORE ENDING THE PATTERN.

On final round of color A continue pattern until you have 4 stitches left before the last ch sp, (hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, slip st in last st). Finish off.

On final round of color B continue pattern until you have 4 stitches left before the last ch sp, (hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, slip st in last st). Finish off.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2010

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

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4 comments:

Erin said...

Love this blanket. I think I will have to give it a try in the near future.

Sharon said...

I made this blanket in pink, blue.I really love it.
Now I am making a tabletopper with crochet cotten
#10.

Theresa said...

This blanket looks so fun! I will definitely try it.

Anonymous said...

My daughter purchased a round crib for her baby and I think this will be a perfect gift for her.Can't wait to try out this pattern!

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