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Swaddle Me Blankie

Looking for the perfect shower gift? This delicate blankie even comes with instructions for swaddling. Pattern originally appeared in Heavenly Angels In Need’s 2008 Spring/Summer Newsletter.

Swaddle Me Blankie

Finished Size: 18” x 18” (preemie) [36” x 36” (baby)]

Skill Level: Easy.

Materials:
MC: Cascade Cherub DK: 3 skeins (preemie size) [9 skeins (baby size)]
CC: Cascade Cherub DK: 1 skein (preemie size) [2 skeins (baby size)]
Size H-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Optional:
1/4” ribbon in coordinating color
1 sheet cardstock-weight paper
hole puncher

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger size 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.

Blankie
Worked from corner to corner.

With MC, ch 6.

Row 1. Dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch. 3 dc.

Row 2. Ch 6; turn. Dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch; beg shell made. Skip  next 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; shell made. 2 shells.


Row 3.  Ch 6; turn. Dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch; beg shell made. *Skip next 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; shell made. Rep from * across. 3 shells.

Rows 4-27 (4-54).  Rep row 3. 27 (54) shells.

Row 28 (55).  Ch 1; turn. Sl st in first 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-3 sp; beg shell made. *Skip next 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; shell made. Rep from * across to last ch-3 sp; sl st in last ch-3 sp. 26 (53) shells.

Rows 29-44 (56-89).  Rep row 28 (55). 10 (19) shells.

Change to CC.

Rows 45-52 (90-106). Rep row 28 (55). 2 shells.

Row 53 (107). Ch 1; turn. Sl st in first 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-3 sp; beg shell made. Sl st in last ch-3 sp. 1 shell.

Finish off.

Hood
Worked from top down.

With CC, ch 6.

Rows 1-2. Worked same as rows 1-2 of Blankie.

Row 3. Ch 6; turn. Dc in fourth ch from hook and next 2 ch; beg shell made. *Skip next 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; shell made. Rep from * across. 3 shells.

Rows 4-9 (4-18). Rep row 3. 9 (18) shells.

Finish off.

Finishing
Sew hood to colored corner of blankie, lining up edges and leaving diagonal edge open.

Edging
Join CC in any ch-3 sp on edge. Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp; shell made. *Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first ch-3 sp. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

If desired, print and cut out Swaddling Instructions. Punch hole in dotted line and tie to blankie with ribbon.


Abbreviations
beg          beginning
CC          contrasting color
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
MC          main color
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
yd          yard

4 comments:

  1. Would you consider taking pictures for each step. I'm having a difficult time following your pattern. Thanks

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    1. Actually, the Crochet Spot has a fantastic tutorial on how to do this stitch pattern. It's called Diagonal Box Stitch, and it can be found here: http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-corner-to-corner-diagonal-box-stitch/

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  2. Im using a different yarn than the pattern suggests, so my guage is a little different. Could you tell me, what are measurements for the hood on the larger (36×36) blanket? If I knew those numbers I could adjust the pattern accordingly. Thanks!

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    1. Of course! The two short sides of the hood are 12 inches and the long side (the opening of the hood) is about 17 inches. The height of the hood from opening to tip is 8.5 inches.

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