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How to make a cosy crocheted buggy blanket

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

How to make a cosy crocheted buggy blanket

You need:
• 50% baby alpaca/50% merino mix light worsted (DK) yarn, such as Rooster Almerino DK W 1 x 1-3/4oz (50g) ball-approx. 124 yards (112.5m)-each of off-white (A), blue-green (B), bright pink (C), pale blue, pale pink, green, yellow, orange, dark purple, purple, and lilac
• W G/6 (4.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:

ch chain; dc double crochet; hdc half double crochet; rep repeat; RS right side; sc single crochet; ss slip stitch; st(s) stitch(es); yo yarn over hook

Special abbreviation:

dc3tog (double crochet 3 together decrease) *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Without finishing st, rep from * in each of next 2 sts (4 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook

Finished size:

Approx. 20 x 25in. (50 x 62.5cm)

Take a look at a larger image of this finished snuggly blanket.


Gauge:

15 sts x 8 rows over a 4in. (10cm) square working double crochet using a G/6 (4.5mm) hook.

To make:
Blanket
Change colour on each row.
Using first color, make 83ch.
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, *1dc in each of next 3 ch, dc3tog over next 3ch, 1dc in next 3-ch, 3dc in next ch; rep from * ending last rep with 2dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: 3ch, 1dc in first st, *1dc in each of next
3 sts, dc3tog over next 3 sts, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 3dc in next st; rep from * ending last rep with 2dc in top of turning chain, turn.
Change color.
Rep Row 2 another 48 times more, making
a total of 50 rows.
Fasten off.
Edging:
Round 1: With RS facing, join A in fasten off st.
Side 1 (Top):
1ch, 1sc in each of next 2 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts, *1sc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * to last
2 sts, 1sc in next st, 4sc in corner st.
Side 2:
*Make 2sc in each color down side, 4sc in corner st.
Side 3:
Working on bottom chain of Row 1 of blanket, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * from Side 1 to last 6 sts, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, 1hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in next st, 4sc in corner st.
Side 4:
Rep Side 2 to last st, make 4sc in corner st, ss in first ch from Side 1.
Fasten off.
Round 2: Using B, make 1sc in each st around blanket, making 4sc in each corner st, join with a ss in first st.
Round 3: Rep Round 2.
Fasten off.

Pompoms:
(Make 4)
Using C, wrap the yarn around three or four fingers approx. 80 times. Gently slide the yarn off your fingers and tie a knot in the center very securely. The pompom will now have loops on either side of the knot. Cut all the loops; trim and fluff the pompom into shape.

Finishing:

Sew in ends.
Sew one pompom onto each corner of the blanket.

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For more crocheted crafts from this author, why not try this crocheted baby jacket or a crocheted pom-pom hat?


Excerpted from Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, copyright 2012 by Nicki Trench. Used by permission of CICO Books.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.



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