August 21, 2011

Clue Number 5 - Mystery Baby Blankie


SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 5
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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 READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BEGINNING

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 43:  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 40 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 15 shells.  (58 shells) (15 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 40 color C shells)  

Row 44:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 15 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 16 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 22 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 3 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn) (16 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 38 color C shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 45:  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 23 shells or popcorns, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 14 shells changing color to color A in last shell, shell in next 17 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (17 color A shells, 3 color B shells, 37 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)

Row 46:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 17 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 13 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 22 shells changing colors in last shell to color B, shell in next 4 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn) (18 color A shells, 4 color B shells, 35 color C shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 47:  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 21 shells, Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 12 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 19 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (19 color A shells, 5 color B shells, 33 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)

Row 48:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 19 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 11 shells, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 20 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 6 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn) (20 color A shells, 6 color B shells, 31 color C shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 49:  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 12 shells or popcorns, shell in next 10 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 21 shells.  (46 shells, 12 Popcorn) (21 color A shells, 6 color B shells, 19 color C shells, 12 Popcorn)

Row 50:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 21 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 20 shells or popcorns, Reverse Popcorn in next popcorn, shell in next 8 shells changing to color B in last shell, shell in next 7 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn) (22 color A shells, 7 color B shells, 28 color C shells, 1 Reverse Popcorn)

Row 51:  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 9 shells or popcorns, Popcorn in next shell, shell in next 18 shells changing to color A in last shell, shell in next 23 shells.  (57 shells, 1 Popcorn) (23 color A shells, 7 color B shells, 27 color C shells, 1 Popcorn)

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

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4 comments:

wendy said...

Thanks for clue #5 Donna. Now I can work on it while watching my Red Sox play today!

wendy said...

I'm ready for clue #6!

Anonymous said...

Hey Donna, thanks for the clues we have done :-)
It get very cute. Now finished clue 5 and can't wait for clue 6 and the border.

best wishes
rheinnixe

Lani353 said...

Having a great time with this! LUUUUUUUV crochet a-longs! Ready for the next clue!

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