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Crib Blanket LW1363 H
Suitable for beginners. Blanket measures approximately 25" x 37"
RED HEART® “Soft Baby”, Art. E705 (7 ounce solid/6 ounce multicolor skeins): 11/2 Ounces No. 7958 Frolic CA, 1 ounce each No. 7725 Pinkie CB, 7624 Lime CC, No. 7588 Lilac CD; 8 ounces No. 7822 Sky Blue CE; and 2 ounces No. 7221 Banana CF.
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]. Yarn needle.
GAUGE: Square measures 41/4" x 41/4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: Always attach new color with right side facing.
SQUARE 1 (Make 18): With CA, ch 4; join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 2; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Attach CB in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3 times; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Attach CE in any corner ch-2 sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach CF in first dc of the 3-dc group before any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, sc in first 3 dc, * ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, [sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp] twice **, sc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Attach CE in same sc as joining of Rnd 4; ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, * working over the ch-3 of Rnd 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all into ch-2 sp of Rnd 3, [sc in next 3 sc, working over the ch-1 of Rnd 4, dc in next ch-1 sp of Rnd 3] twice **, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around, end at **; join to first sc.
SQUARE 2 (Make 18): Work same as Square 1 EXCEPT work Rnd 2 with CC.
SQUARE 3 (Make 18): Work same as Square 1 EXCEPT work Rnd 2 with CD.
FINISHING: Sew Squares together through back lps following diagram.
Edging-Rnd 1: Attach CE in upper right corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, ** 3 sc in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 15 sts, * sc in next ch-sp, sc in seam, sc in next ch-sp, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; join to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, ** (sc, [ch 3, sc] twice) all in next (corner) sc, skip next 2 sc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * to next corner sc; rep from ** around; join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: beg=beginning; CA, CB, CC, etc = Color
A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp (s) = loop (s); mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st (s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated;  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
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