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Pastel Baby Blanket

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Abbreviations
WS.        Wrong Side
RS.         Right Side
sc.          Single Crochet
hdc.       Half Double Crochet
dc.         Double Crochet
rpt.        Repeat
sl st.      Slip Stitch

Group. (1sc, hdc, 1dc) in same space

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:-  42 Inches x 42 Inches

Materials
290 grams of Bernat Softee baby in antique white (30008)
290 grams of Bernat Softee baby in prettiest pink (30205)
260 grams of Bernat Softee baby in soft lilac (30185)
OR
10.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Cream
10.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Pink
10oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Lilac
6.00mm, 5.00mm & 5.50mm Crochet Hooks

GAUGE - 3 groups and 6 pattern rows measures approx 2 Inches square

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With 6.00mm hook and pink color yarn, ch176, change to 5.00mm hook, work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (175sc)

Next Row - ch1, (1hdc, 1dc) in base of ch1, * skip 2sc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3sc, skip 2sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

Pattern Row - ch1, (1hdc, 1dc) in base of ch1, * skip 1dc and 1hdc, work (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, work 1sc in ch1. Turn. Rpt last row once. Turn. Fasten off. (58 Groups)

Repeat Pattern Row in color sequence as follows:-

# 3 rows in cream. Fasten off.
3 rows in lilac. Fasten off
3 rows in pink. Fasten off #

Rpt from # to # 14 more times or until 138 Pattern Rows have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Edging - With RS facing, using 5.50mm hook, rejoin pink color yarn to side of blanket (by starting ch), work 1sc in each row end up first side of blanket to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch across top of blanket to next corner, 3sc in corner, again working in row ends, work 1sc in each row end down second side of blanket to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next Row - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc up first side, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc across top of blanket to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, working across bottom of blanket in cast on chains, work 1sc in each ch across to next corner, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Turn.

Next Row - Join in cream color yarn, work ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc around all four sides of blanket to end, working 3sc in corners, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Turn. Rpt last row once. Turn.

Patterned Edge - ch1, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in base of ch1, * skip 2sc, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing - Sew in and tie off all loose ends of yarn.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a baby afghan blanket.
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