August 13, 2011

Clue Number 3 - Mystery Baby Blankie

SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 3
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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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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.

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 18:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 12 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 42 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (58 shells) (3 color A shells, 13 color B shells, 42 color C shells)  

Row 19:  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 43 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 12 shells.  (58 shells) (3 color A shells, 12 color B shells, 43 color C shells)

Row 20:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 10 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 44 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (58 shells) (3 color A shells, 11 color B shells, 44 color C shells)

Row 21:  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 45 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 10 shells.  (58 shells) (3 color A shells, 10 color B shells, 45 color C shells)

Row 22:  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 27 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next 7 shells, shell in next 11 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 4 shells.  (51 shells, 7 Reverse Popcorn) (4 color A shells, 9 color B shells, 38 color C shells, 7 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 23:  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 3 popcorns, Popcorn in next 5 shells or popcorns, shell in next 26 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 8 shells.  (52 shells, 6 Popcorn) (4 color A shells, 8 color B shells, 40 color C shells, 6 Popcorn)

Row 24:  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 26 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next 3 shells or popcorns, shell in next 17 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 5 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn) (5 color A shells, 7 color B shells, 43 color C shells, 3 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 25:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 4 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 19 shells or popcorns, Popcorn in next 3 shells or popcorn , shell in next 25 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 6 shells.  (55 shells, 3 Popcorn) (5 color A shells, 6 color B shells, 44 color C shells, 3 Popcorn)

Row 26:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 4 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 26 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next 2 popcorns, shell in next 19 shells or popcorns changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 6 shells.  (56 shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn) (6 color A shells, 5 color B shells, 45 color C shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 27:  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 8 shells, Popcorn in next 11 shells or popcorns, shell in next 28 shells or popcorns changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 4 shells.  (47 shells, 11 Popcorn) (7 color A shells, 4 color B shells, 36 color C shells, 11 Popcorn)

Row 28:  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 39 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 7 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 8 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn) (8 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 46 color C shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 29:  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 7 shells or popcorns, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 39 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 2 shells. Finish off color A and color B.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (9 color A shells, 2 color B shells, 46 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)

Row 30:  Turn, using color A, join with a slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of last color B shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next shell changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 47 shells or popcorns changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 9 shells.  (58 shells) (2 color A shells, 9 color B shells, 47 color C shells)


PLEASE POST A COMMENT WHEN YOU ARE READY FOR CLUE 4

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

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11 comments:

manda's challenges :) said...

Ooh thank you I'll crack on with this clue :)

manda's challenges :) said...

Ooh interesting twist right at the end :) i'm ready for clue *4 :) having loads of fun with this xx

VictoriaG said...

Row 30 will be complete in the morning! A nice little surprise :)
Anxiously awaiting Clue #4!

Stephanie B. said...

This has been fun to do I am caught up and I am ready for clue #4

manda's challenges :) said...

Thank you soo much, I'm up to date and ready for clue 4 :) x

SmoothFox said...

Well I finally found everyone's comments. Apparently Blogspot turned on automatic spamming and thinks comments were from spammers.

Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm ready for the next lot
Thelma

Judi R. said...

Love the pattern and the way it's working out. Wish I had all the time in the world to crochet. Can hardly wait to finish this to see how it looks finished! Just started clue 3!!

Anonymous said...

I'm also ready for clue #4!

Denise Raynor

P.S. I tried posting using my google but it wouldn't let me. :-(

Discobiscuit said...

Hey finished clue 3, its so exciting and I'm ready for clue 4!!! Can't wait!

wendy said...

I love this pattern. Got clue #4 and have started to crochet. I tried to use my google account to comment but it the blog won't accept it. ?

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