Rock-a-Star Baby Blankie

Rock-a-Star Baby Blankie

Finished Size: 22” x 22” (preemie), 36” x 36” (baby)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Color A: 475 yd (preemie size) or 1275 yd (baby size) 5/bulky weight yarn
Color B: 250 yd (preemie size) or 650 yd (baby size) 5/bulky weight yarn
Color C: 175 yd (preemie size) or 425 yd (baby size) 5/bulky weight yarn
Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Notes:
1. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to circle the numbers corresponding to your size before beginning this project. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
2. Graph is worked in tapestry crochet.

Main Solid Square
Make 4 (12).

With Color A, ch 27.

Row 1. Hdc in third ch from hook and ea ch across. 25 hdc.

Rows 2-17. Hdc in flo of ea hdc across.

Finish off.

Join Color B with sl st in any corner. Sc evenly around all four edges. Join with sl st to first sc. Finish off.

Contrasting Solid Square
Make 0 (2).

With Color B, ch 27. Work as for Main Solid Square.

Star Square
Make 4 (8).

With Color A, ch 27.

Row 1. Hdc in third ch from hook and ea ch across. 25 hdc.

*Tapestry chart is read from right to left for odd-numbered rows and from left to right for even-numbered rows now and throughout.

Rows 2-17. Hdc in flo of ea hdc across, working intarsia as shown in chart.

Finish off. Join Color B with sl st in any corner. Sc evenly around all four edges.

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Letter Square
Make 1 (3).

With Color B, ch 27.

Row 1. Hdc in third ch from hook and ea ch across. 25 hdc.

Rows 2-17. Hdc in flo of ea hdc across, working intarsia as shown in chart.

Finish off.

Join Color B with sl st in any corner. Sc evenly around all four edges. Join with sl st to first sc. Finish off.

Finishing

Whipstitch squares together as shown in the schematic.


Edging

Join Color B with sl st in any corner of blankie. Sc evenly around all four edges. Join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
ea          each
flo          front loops only
hdc          half-double crochet
mm          millimeter
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
yd          yard

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