Little Boxes Blanket

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Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Bernat® Softee Baby™ (140 ga. /5 oz.; 331m/362 yds.) Yarn – Flannel (MC: 4 Balls), Lemon (Contrast A: 1 Ball), Pink (Contrast B: 1 Ball), White (Contrast C: 1 Ball) and Pale Blue (Contrast D: 1 Ball)
  • Crochet Hook, Size U.S. G or 6 (4mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
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Instructions

Abbreviations

approx = approximately
beg = begin(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
rs = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yoh = yarn over hook
ws = wrong side

Instructions

MOTIF

Make 8 with MC as Colour 1, C as Colour 2 and B as Colour 3.

Make 8 with C as Colour 1, MC as Colour 2 and A as Colour 3.

Make 8 with A as Colour 1, D as Colour 2 and B as Colour 3.

Make 8 with D as Colour 1, A as Colour 2 and C as Colour 3.

Make 8 with D as Colour 1, B as Colour 2 and A as Colour 3.

Make 8 with B as Colour 1, D as Colour 2 and C as Colour 3.

Make 8 with MC as Colour 1, A as Colour 2 and D as Colour 3.

Make 8 with C as Colour 1, B as Colour 2 and D as Colour 3.

 

With Colour 1, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. *(1 dc in next dc. Ch 1) twice in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Fasten off.

3rd rnd: Join Colour 2 with sl st to any ch-1 sp. Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – beg cluster made. Ch 2. *(Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook –cluster made. Ch 2. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg cluster. Fasten off.

4th rnd: Join Colour 3 with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as sl st. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. 3 hdc in next
ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in top of next cluster. Ch 1. 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. *3 sc in next ch-2 sp. Miss next cluster. Ch 1. 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in top of next cluster. Ch 1. 3 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. Rep from * around. Join MC with sl st to first sc. Break Colour 3.

5th rnd: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 5 dc in each corner ch-3 sp. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Join Motifs: With WS of Motifs tog and C, crochet (sc) 8 Motifs into 8 Strips as shown in assembly diagram. Crochet (sc) 8 Strips tog, working ch-1 over ridge from previous sc seam.

Border

1st rnd: (RS). Join MC with sl st to any corner dc of Blanket. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 4 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in each dc and side of sc (seams) around, working 5 dc in each corner. Join C with sl st to top of ch-3. Break MC.

2nd rnd: With C, working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Tips

Measurements: Blanket: Approx 37" (94cm) square
Motif: Approx 4½" (11.5cm) square
Gauge: 16 sc and 19 rows = 4" (10cm)