This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to make this delicate lacy baby blanket that would look great in any nursery and is made to be used for the whole time the baby is in the crib.
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Elegant Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
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ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
dec = decrease
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
sc = Single Crochet
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.
Cluster stitch. This is done by YO and inserting your hook into the stitch, YO and pull up a loop through the stitch, YO and pull through only two of the loops leaving the last one on your hook. Repeat step 2 more times using the same stitch. 4 loops on the hook. YO and pull through all 4 loops to complete.
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For this project you’ll need:
HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US, Size 6 hook \ J hook for Beginning chain
YARN: 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
Skeins length I used:
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
Brand of yarn I used is Golf which is made in Europe. Shade 6 Dye 3086
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It’s recommended to use the size 6 mm \ J hook just to create the beginning chain
This stitch is done using an odd number of stitches. So if you are chaining to begin you want to do a chain of 100 so that when you make your first stitch you will have 99 stitches total. TIP: I recommend if using the chaining method that you use a 6mm \ J hook just to do the chain and keep in mind the idea is to have a looser chain so that the end blanket doesn’t pull in at the bottom.
If you are doing Single Crochet Foundation Stitches then do 99 total.
Row 1 – if you chained your beginning row \ if you did SCFS move on to row 2
Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in all stitches (99 sts)
* ch 3 and sk a st and sl st in next st. * repeat for row
Rows 3 – 6 (4 rows)
ch 3 and sl st into next ch 3 space.
ch 3 and work a cluster stitch (see Special stitch for details) in the 1st ch 3 space. * ch 1, work a cluster in the next ch 3 sp * repeat for row. After your LAST cluster of the row don’t chain just 1, chain 3 and turn.
sl st into first ch 3 space * ch 3 and sl st in the space in between the clusters * repeat for row. See below on how to end row.
Make sure to sl st after your last ch 3 into the space between the last cluster of the row and the ch 3 space.
Rows 9 – 12 (4 rows)
repeat rounds 3 – 6
Keep repeating rows 7 – 12 these 6 rows I am calling the sections. The Cluster row and the 5 ch 3 rows.
TO END THE BLANKET: After ending your last section, you’ve done your 5 rows of ch 3. Ch 2 and turn, then work 2 single crochets in each ch 3 space. Ch 1 leaving enough of a tail to hide later.
In my blanket I had 17 sections total. And the finished size is:
89 cms \ 35 inches
79 cms \ 31 inches
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