August 17, 2011

Clue Number 4 - Mystery Baby Blankie

SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 4 

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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:

Please watch the video to learn how to do Popcorn's or Reverse Popcorns

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. 

Row 31:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 7 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 47 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (58 shells) (3 color A shells, 8 color B shells, 47 color C shells)  

Row 32:  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 47 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 7 shells.  (58 shells) (4 color A shells, 7 color B shells, 47 color C shells)

Row 33:  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 47 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 5 shells.  (58 shells) (5 color A shells, 6 color B shells, 47 color C shells)

Row 34:  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 26 shells, Reverse Popcorns in next 10 shells, shell in next 11 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 5 shells.  (48 shells, 10 Reverse Popcorn) (6 color A shells, 5 color B shells, 37 color C shells, 10 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 35:  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 10 shells, Popcorn in next 2 shells or popcorn, shell in next 8 popcorns, Popcorn in next 2 shells or popcorns, shell in next 24 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 7 shells.  (54 shells, 4 Popcorn) (7 color A shells, 5 color B shells, 42 color C shells, 4 Popcorn)

Row 36:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 7 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 23 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 10 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 11 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 4 shells.  (56 shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn) (8 color A shells, 4 color B shells, 44 color C shells, 2 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 37:  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 10 shells, Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 22 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 9 shells.  (56 shells, 2 Popcorn) (9 color A shells, 4 color B shells, 43 color C shells, 2 Popcorn)

Row 38:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 9 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 21 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next 2 shells or popcorns, shell in next 8 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next 2 shells or popcorns, shell in next 12 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (54 shells, 4 Reverse Popcorn) (10 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 41 color C shells, 4 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 39:  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 10 shells or popcorns, shell in next 21 shells or popcorns changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 11 shells.  (48 shells, 10 Popcorn) (11 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 34 color C shells, 10 Popcorn)

Row 40:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 11 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 43 shells or popcorns changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (58 shells) (12 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 43 color C shells)

Row 41:  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 42 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 13 shells. (58 shells) (13 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 42 color C shells)

Row 42:  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 41 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 3 shells.  (58 shells) (14 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 41 color C shells)

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

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6 comments:

Jen in GA said...

Yay! hope to finish this section over the next 4 days. thank you

Stephanie B. said...

I am thrilled to see where this blanket is going and I am done with Clue #4. I am ready for #5.

Anonymous said...

Hi I've finished clue 4 and now know what is going to be on it.
Once again many thanks as it has made me more confident in doing other crochet, but would like help with finishing squares neatly.
Thelma

Anonymous said...

I am finished with #4 and lOVE it. Want to make more, but in adult colors. -Mar55

wendy said...

I am ready for clue #5. This pattern is so cute and works up fast!

Anonymous said...

DISCOBISCUIT ---
Can't remember my password cause I'm on a different computer. Hi ready for next clue, real excited my predictions were correct from the start!!

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