Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” 4 ply medium worsted
(1 skein, 7 oz, 355 yards of each color for newborn size blanket)
Color A - White
Color B - Soft Pink
Color C - Cream
Color D - Pistache
Hook Size I - 9 - 5.50 MM
Split-Ring Stitch Holders – 4
Group – For the purposes of this pattern a group is all stitches between two ch-1 spaces.
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You can also work with 4 different colors of yarn however, your blanket will not show off the spiral effect as well unless one color is darker than all the other colors. BE SURE TO MAKE COLOR A THE LIGHTEST COLOR AND GRADUATE TO THE LAST COLOR BEING THE DARKEST.
Blanket is worked in a spiral. Do not join rounds. Do not crochet over unused yarn.
Using color A, ch 5, join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: *(Ch1, sc, hdc, 2 dc) in ring,* pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color A; join color B with a slip st in ring, repeat from * to *, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color B; join color C with a slip st in ring, repeat from * to *, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color C; join color D with a slip st in ring, repeat from * to *, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color D. (8 dc, 4 hdc, 4 sc)
Round 2: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 2 times, ch 1, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color A.* Repeat from * to * with each color. (24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps) (6 sts worked in each color)
Round 8: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, (sk ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, ch 1) 3 times, three groups made, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color A.* Repeat from * to * with each color in turn. (96 dc, 12 ch-1 sps) (24 sts worked in each color) (12 groups of 8 sts)
7 sts, ch 1) 3 times, three groups made, pull up loop of yarn, insert st holder, drop color A.* Repeat from * to * with each color in turn. (108 dc, 12 ch-1 sps) (27 sts worked in each color) (12 groups of 9 sts)
Round 10 through completion: Repeat Round 9 until you are ready to finish off. You will be increasing the number of stitches across with each round. Where it says in Round 9 to work the next 7 sts, this number will increase with each round. It should be evident because of the number of places that the stitches can be worked into. Just always remember to do 2 dc in the first st after skipping the chain space.
FINISHING NOTES: Please read before finishing off your blanket. There are 12 panels. You should keep in mind that since there are 4 colors of yarn when you work the final rounds of each color, make sure that you only have 3 panels of each color of yarn as the final round. I’m not sure if that makes sense but you don’t want the final round to be 6 panels of lets say pink, 1 panel of another color and so forth as the final color. Make sure that all 4 colors of yarn have their own 3 panels as their final round.
On final round of color A continue pattern until you have 3 stitches left before the last ch-1 sp, (hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last st, slip st in ch-1 sp). Finish off. Repeat for each color of yarn.
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2011
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