August 9, 2011

Clue Number 2 - Mystery Baby Blankie

SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 2
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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 and Threads – “Snuggly Wuggly” Baby Sport 3 ply medium 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.

Row 8:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 22 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 28 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 7 shells.  (58 shells) (7 color A shells, 23 color B shells, 28 color C shells)

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BEGINNING ROW 9

Before working future rounds, be sure to watch the video for Popcorn Stitches and Reverse Popcorn Stitches.  When working stitches into a Popcorn or Reverse Popcorn stitch remember whatever kind of stitch you are making must be worked into the closed portion of the popcorn (the area where you did your final yarn over when you completed the final pull through to finish off  the Popcorn or Reverse Popcorn.

If you are a beginner to crochet and don’t feel comfortable doing Popcorn or Reverse Popcorn stitches, please substitute a SHELL whenever you encounter the Popcorn or Reverse Popcorn stitch from this point forward. 


Please watch this video to learn how to work 
Popcorn stitches and Reverse Popcorn stitches.

Row 9:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 6 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 17 shells, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 11 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 22 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (7 color A shells, 22 color B shells, 28 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)

Row 10:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 20 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 11 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 8 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next two shells, shell in next 9 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 6 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn) (6 color A shells, 21 color B shells, 28 color C shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 11:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 5 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 9 shells, Popcorn in next Popcorn, shell in next 10 shells or Popcorns, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 11 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 20 shells.  (56 shells, 2 Popcorn) (6 color A shells, 20 color B shells, 30 color C shells, 2 Popcorn)

Row 12:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 18 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 12 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 5 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 4 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 10 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 5 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn) (5 color A shells, 19 color B shells, 31 color C shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 13:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 3 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 11 shells, Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 4 shells or Popcorns, Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 5 shells, Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 13 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 18 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Popcorn) (4 color A shells, 18 color B shells, 33 color C shells, 3 Popcorn)

Row 14:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 16 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 14 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next or popcorn, shell in next 5 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 4 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 12 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn) (3 color A shells, 17 color B shells, 35 color C shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 15:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 2 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 12 shells, Popcorn in next 12 shells or Popcorn, shell in next 15 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 16 shells.  (46 shells, 12 Popcorn) (3 color A shells, 16 color B shells, 27 color C shells, 12 Popcorn)

Row 16:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 14 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 16 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 10 popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 12 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (56 shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn) (3 color A shells, 15 color B shells, 38 color C shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 17:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 2 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 13 shells, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 27 shells or popcorns changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 14 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (3 color A shells, 14 color B shells, 40 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)


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

This pattern has not 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.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my ETSY store if the pattern is for sale.  If the pattern is free, please direct people to my blog.  Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.  

6 comments:

smiiller1 said...

Wondering if Row 8: should be 7-A shells, (23)-B shells, and (28)-C shells.......

VictoriaG said...

Donna, all set for the next clue!

smiiller1 said...

Just got caught up on the 2nd clue, cant stand the suspense......

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm on the last row and really enjoying this as the videos are so easy to follow and every the beginner, like me, should be able to do the popcorn
Thelma

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for my next clue :) It's garden gurl - I'm having trouble signing in tonight :(

VictoriaG said...

I'm ready for clue 3!

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