|Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM|
I like to make blankets for special wee friends. Haley is a beautiful little girl who was born last month and this is the blanket I designed for her.
I had recently gotten a new book called Triple Play Pattern Stitches by Leisure Arts and Stitch Eight seemed perfect for this project. My favorite yarn for baby blankets is Lion Brand Cotton-Ease and since her nursery was pink and yellow I had the perfect yarns in my stash, Banana Cream and Bubblegum, two of the discontinued colors. I was then on the hunt for ribbon and when I couldn't find anything locally I turned to Etsy and got exactly what I envisioned.
If you like my blanket and would like to make one for yourself you will need the following:
Triple Play Pattern Stitches by Leisure Arts for Stitch Eight instructions
1100 yds. worsted weight yarn (blanket color)
300 yds. worsted weight yarn (border color)
Crochet hook size J/6.0 mm
5 yds 5/8" ribbon
With blanket color, Ch. 128
Following the instructions for Stitch Eight from Triple Play Pattern Stitches complete 88 rows and slip stitch to end off.
Attach border color at corner and crochet border as follows joining with sl st at the end of each round:
2 rounds of sc in banana, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in each corner
2 rounds of sc in bubblegum, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in each corner
1 round of [dc, ch 2, sk next sc]
1 round of sc in bubblegum, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in each corner
1 round ruffle; 3 dc, 2 dc around with 5 dc in each ch 2 corner.
Weave ribbon through round of [dc, ch 2, sk next sc], tie bow in corner. It is important that you stitch bow with needle and thread at corners to secure it.
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