Here is the detailed pattern for the baby blanket I promised in my earlier post: My Quick Little Comfy Car-seat Cozy
I used worsted weight yarn, "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby and a 6.0 (J) hook.
Yarn colors are: Navy, Turquoise, Greybeard, Limelight and Light Gray.
Finished Blanket measures 26 inches square.
Instructions are in US crochet terms
This pattern is very similar to a traditional granny, except here I use only 1 chain in the corners of the motifs and no chains on the sides so the baby blanket doesn't have large holes.
Granny Motif is as follows:
Make a Magic Ring
Round 1: Ch3 plus 2 dc in ring, ch1, *3dc, ch1, rep from *twice, join with slip st into top of beginning ch, fasten off.
Round 2: Join new color in any ch-1 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc into same sp (corner made) *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch-1 sp rep from * two more times, slip st into top of beg ch, fasten off.
Round 3: Join new color in any ch-1 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc in same space (corner made). *3dc in next sp between 3dc clusters, **(3dc,ch1,3dc) in next ch-1 corner rep from *two more times, then from * to ** once more, slip st into top of beg ch. fasten off
Round 4: Join new color in any ch-1 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc in same space (corner made). *3dc into next sp between 3dc clusters two times, **(3dc, ch1, 3dc) into next corner ch-1 sp, rep from * two more times, then from * to ** once more, slip st into top of beginning ch. fasten off.
Make 25 granny motifs joining on the 4th round as you go. See my earlier post on the JAYGO Method for a detailed photo tutorial on how to join as you go. IMPORTANT: for this baby blanket you will use (3dc, slip stitch, 3dc) to join at the corners with no chains. Instead of the (3tr, ch1, slip stitch, 3tr, ch1) used for the "Grandma's knickknack blanket" shown in the tutorial.
You can use this photo for color placement:
For the border:
Round 1: In navy work a round of 3dc in each space around (when you come to the place where the squares are joined, make 1dc in the corner of first square, then 1dc in the join, then 1dc into the corner space of the next square.) When you get to the corners of the blanket work (3dc, ch1, 3dc) and continue around and join.
Round 2: In navy sc in each stitch around, for corners work 3sc in ch1 space of previous round.
Round 3: In navy hdc in each stitch around, for corners work 3hdc in middle sc of corner on previous round.
Round 4 - 8: repeat round 3 with these colors: gray ,turquoise, light gray, green and navy.
The large hook makes this blankie soft and snuggly!