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I'm currently working on this baby blanket. It's actually one of three baby blankets I have to finish before August. Seems like everyone I know right now is expecting this Fall!
I used Lion Brand Yarn's "Pound of Love" yarn in crisp white. The pattern is a modified version of Lion Brand's "Recycled Cotton Earth Baby Afghan."
The original pattern called for 5 balls of their Recycled Cotton yarn, which I've used before and love, but with three blankets due I felt that Pound of Love was a more economical choice. I changed the V-stitch to 3 double crochets, which makes a thicker blanket and, I think, looks a little more feminine. (This blanket is for a baby girl.)
1 ball of Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn (any color)
Size J-10 (6mm) hook
Blunt needle for sewing in ends
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double crochet
Sc - Single crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl - slip stitch
St - stitch
Rep - repeat
Rnd - Round
Modified Pattern Instructions
3 dc in 5th chain from hook, *sk next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * across to last ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch.
Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 3 dc in the middle dc of each cluster all the way across, dc in top of turning ch.
Repeat Row 2.
Do not fasten off.
You can add a fun picot edging to your blanket, which I often do for baby girl blankets, or you can simply sc around the blanket twice. I made a V-stitch blanket for my nephew and did a sc border in a contrasting color. It came out beautifully.
Sc in each dc across, 3 sc in top of turning ch; pivot to work in ends of rows on side, work sc evenly spaced along side, pivot to work bottom. Complete all the way around blanket.
*Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), sk next sc, sl st in next 2 sc; rep from * around sl st in more or fewer sts at each corner to ensure that a picot is centered at each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
I'm still working on my blanket. I'll share the finished product on our Facebook page once it's complete! Until then, happy crafting!
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