August 25, 2011

Clue Number 6 - Mystery Baby Blankie

SmoothFox’s Mystery Baby Blankie – Clue 6
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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 52:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 23 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 25 shells or popcorns changing color to color B in last shell, shell in next 9 shells.  (58 shells) (24 color A shells, 9 color B shells, 25 color C shells)  

Row 53:  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 22 shells changing colors in last shell to color A, shell in next 25 shells.  (58 shells) (25 color A shells, 11 color B shells, 22 color C shells)

Row 54:  Turn, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in next 25 shells changing colors in last shell to color C, shell in next 18 shells changing color to color B in last shell, shell in next 14 shells.  (58 shells) (26 color A shells, 14 color B shells, 18 color C shells)

Row 55:  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 14 shells changing colors in last shell to color A, shell in next 28 shells. FINISH OFF COLOR B AND C. (58 shells) (28 color A shells, 16 color B shells, 14 color C shells)

Row 56:  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.  (58 shells) (29 color A shells, 29 color B shells)

Row 57:  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 58:  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.  FINISH OFF COLOR A AND B (58 shells) (29 color A shells, 29 color B shells)


Please watch the video before working the border rounds.

We will now be working around the blanket however, first we will make the blanket wider  

Row 1: With RS facing, using color C join with a slip st in-between the bottom right shell from first row.   (see video) Ch 3, dc in same sp, shell in each shell across. (58 shells)

Row 2: Turn, WS, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell across. (58 shells)

Row 3: Turn, RS, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell across. (58 shells)

Row 4:  RS, Ch 3, working across the top of blankie, dc around last dc of row 3, shell in each shell across. (61 shells)

Row 5:  RS, Ch 3, working down the left side of the blankie, dc around last dc of row 4, shell in the color B shell, shell in each shell across.  (59 shells)

Row 6: Turn, WS, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell across. (59 shells)

Row 7: Turn, RS, slip st between 1st and 2nd dc of shell, ch 3, dc in same sp, shell across. (59 shells)

Row 8:  RS, Ch 3, working across the bottom of blanket, dc around last dc of row 7, shell in each shell across. Finish off.  (64 shells)

Round 1:  Join color A in any corner with a slip st, ch 3, dc in same sp, * shell across to last shell corner, ** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in shell corner, * repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner, join with ch 1 plus hdc in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (248 shells)

Round 2:  Join color B in any corner with a slip st, ch 3, dc in same sp, *shell across to last shell corner, ** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in shell corner, * repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner,  join with ch 1 plus hdc in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (256 shells)

Repeat round 2 as many times as you’d like for the border rounds.


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

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5 comments:

manda's challenges :) said...

I Was just about to say i was ready for clue 6 After working rounds 4&5 last night, and it's here Thank you soo much Donna looking forward to finishing :)xxx

wendy said...

Thank you Donna! I will start working on finishing up the afghan tomorrow and during the Hurricane I hope we don't get!

manda's challenges :) said...

I'm all completed thank you soo much i had loads of fun and will definitely keep my eyes open for any further mystery's xx

amleht67 said...

Thank you for allowing me to do this CAL and I now hope I'll be brave enough to do the squares.
This wasn't as hard as I expected and every thing easy to follow.
I did put up my photo of it but it seems to have disappeared

Anonymous said...

Mar55 just did a Mystery Blankie in adult colors. Had to make heart smaller because of limited amount of verigated yarn.

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