I don’t know how many WIPs I have going on right now, probably too many to count, but on the same day I ran out of yarn for a cardigan pattern I’m working I received the yarn I ordered in the mail. Coincidence? I think not! So I ripped open all the bags and felt them all and admired their beauty until one of them spoke to me, one did! So began the creation of a new project!
The blanket uses Sport or #2 Weight Yarn and a G Hook. It’s final measurements were 28.5″ x 24.5″ from point to point. Perfect for wrapping up a cuddly newborn and, if it’s anything like the blankets around here, it’ll stretch a bit through the washes and wears.
I just love the bright colors in this yarn and how it worked up pretty perfectly, though I’m sure the gradual gradient change helped.
Anyway, here’s the pattern!
Seaside Aurora Borealis Blanket
- Sport (#2) Weight Yarn: Approximately 689 yards was used in the sample Blanket.
- G Hook
- Ch 124
- Row 1: 3dc in 4th chain from hook, skip 3 chains, Sc in next chain, *skip next 3 chains, 7dc in next chain, skip next 3 chains, Sc in next chain** Repeat from *to** across to last 4 chains, skip 3 chains, 4dc in last chain. Turn.
- Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as a DC and Ch-3), DC in Sc, *ch 3, skip next 3 stitches, dc in next stitch, Ch 3, dc in Sc,** Repeat from *to** across to last 4 stitches, Ch 3, DC in beginning chain 3. Turn.
- Row 3: Ch 1, *sc in DC, Ch 3** Repeat from *to** across, putting final Sc in third chain of beginning ch6. Turn.
- Row 4: Ch 1, *sc in Sc, ch 3** Repeat from *to** across, putting last Sc in final Sc. Turn.
- Row 5: Ch 1, 1 Sc in first stitch, *7dc in next Sc, Sc in next sc** Repeat from *to** across. Turn.
- Row 6: Ch 6 (counts as DC and Ch-3), skip 3 DC, DC in next DC, *ch 3, skip next 3 DC, DC in next Sc, Ch 3, dc in next dc, Ch 3, DC in next sc** Repeat from *to** across. Turn.
- Row 7: Repeat Row 3
- Row 8: Repeat Row 4
- Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as first DC), 3dc in first Sc, Sc in next Sc, *7dc in next Sc, Sc in next Sc** Repeat from *to** across until last Sc, 4dc in last Sc. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-9 until you’ve reached 28.5″ or desired length.
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first and each stitch around putting 3sc in each corner, join.
- Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in first and each stitch aroun putting 3hdc in each corner, join.
- Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 3, skip 1 stitch, (sc in next stitch, ch 3, skip one stitch)around, join.
- Round 4: Sl st into ch-3, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 space, ch 4, (sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4)around, join.
- Round 5: Sl st into ch-4, ch 1, sc in same ch-4 space, ch 1, (sc in next ch-4 space, ch 1)around, join.
- Round 6: Sl st into ch-1, sc in same ch-1 space, skip next sc and ch-1, (3tr, picot, 3tr)in next sc, skip ch-1 and sc, [sc in next ch-1 space, skip next sc and ch-1, (3tr, picot, 3tr)in next sc, skip ch-1 and sc]around, join.
Well, I hope you enjoy the newest addition to my pattern family! I’d love to see your finished projects, so please share them on my Facebook Page, Ravelry, or on Instagram using the tag #crochetingcrazy
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