August 9, 2011

Clue Number 1 - Mystery Baby Blankie

SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 1
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Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox  ©2011  Version 1.0

I am making my blankie for a baby boy so I am using yarn colors of a beautiful lime green, turquoise, and white.  I will list the yarn I am using but feel free to select your own colors.

Michaels - Loops &Threads – “Snuggly Wuggly” Baby Sport 3 ply med worsted 446 yds

Color A:  Silly Sprite  - 1 skein
Color B:  Cool Baby - 1 skein
Color C:  White - 2 skeins

Hook Size: I/8-5.50 mm
Size:  ?

Skill level:  Advanced beginner / Intermediate
Notions: Yarn needle

Special Stitches:
Shell: 2 dc in ch or between indicated sts
Popcorn: 5 dc in indicated sp between sts, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, place dropped yarn loop back on hook, pull yarn through the stitch)
Reverse Popcorn: 5 dc in indicated sp between sts, DO NOT drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, Yarn Over, pull yarn through the stitch

How to change yarn colors
Work 1st dc of the shell, yarn over, insert your hook into same space, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops, drop the current color yarn and finish the stitch with the new color by working a yarn over then draw through the remaining two loops.


Please watch this video to learn how the yarn color changes are worked.


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INSTRUCTIONS:

Don’t cut yarn unless told to.  Do not work over yarn tails more than 2 or 3 shells worth when you are joining new colors together when adding new shells.  Untangle yarns at the end of each row.  Odd numbered rows are the right side of the blankie.

Row 1:  Using color A ch 58, insert stitch marker in 58th ch to mark center of right side, ch 60, turn, dc in 4th ch from hook, *[sk 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch shell made]* 28 times change to color B, repeat * to * 29 times.  (58 shells) (29 color A shells, 29 color B shells)

ALL SHELLS ARE WORKED IN THE CENTER OF THE SHELL BELOW - BETWEEN THE TWO STITCHES OF THE SHELL

Row 2:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 28 shells changing colors in last shell to color A, shell in next 29 shells. (58 shells) (29 color A shells, 29 color B shells)

Row 3: Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 28 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 29 shells. CUT COLOR A (58 shells) (29 color A shells, 29 color B shells)

Row 4:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 27 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 14 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 16 shells.  (58 shells) (16 color A shells, 28 color B shells, 14 color C shells)

Row 5:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 13 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 18 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 26 shells.  (58 shells) (14 color A shells, 26 color B shells, 18 color C shells)

Row 6:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 24 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 22 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 11 shells.  (58 shells) (11 color A shells, 25 color B shells, 22 color C shells)

Row 7:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 8 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 25 shells changing color to color B in last shell, shell in next 24 shells.  (58 shells) (9 color A shells, 24 color B shells, 25 color C shells)


PLEASE POST COMMENTS WHEN YOU ARE READY FOR CLUE 2

Created by
Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2011

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2 comments:

montanamom said...

Great so far

Sazzy said...

So far so good.

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