Time Required :
Over an hour
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bernat® baby velvet™ crochet swirly whirly blanket

You will work a fun cluster stitch to crochet this Swirly Whirly Blanket using fans of double crochet in two shades to create wheels of alternating stripes.
Step 1

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 36" x 42" [91.5 x 106.5 cm]
GAUGE: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm]; take time to check your gauge
NOTE: Crochet in one piece with half double crochet edging worked during finishing.
SPECIAL STITCH(ES) EXPLANATION(S): 

  • 3-dc Cluster: (Yoh and draw up a loop In next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
  • 4-dc Cluster: (Yoh and draw up a loop In next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
  • 7-dc Cluster: (Yoh and draw up a loop In next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 7 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
Notes: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.
Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc.
With A, ch 107 (multiple of 10 ch + 7).
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. *Skip next 3 ch. 7 dc in next ch. Skip next 3 ch. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch. Rep from * to last 4 ch. Skip next 3 ch. 4 dc in last ch. Join B. Turn.
Row 2: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 dc. *Ch 3. 7-dc cluster. Ch 3. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to last 4 sts. Ch 3. 4-dc cluster. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3. 3 dc in top of 4-dc cluster. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 7 dc in next 7-dc cluster. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join A. Turn.
Row 4: With A, ch 3. 3-dc cluster. *Ch 3. 1 sc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 3. 7-dc cluster. Rep from * to last 2 dc. Ch 3. 1 sc in each of last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc. *7 dc in top of next 7-dc cluster. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc.
Rep from * to last 3-dc cluster. Join B. Turn.
Rep Rows 2 to 5 for pat, working 2 rows each in A and B, until Blanket measures approx 40" [101.5 cm], ending on Row 2 or 4. Fasten off.
Edging: Rnd 1: (RS). Join A with sl st to any corner. Ch 2. Work hdc evenly around all sides, having 3 hdc in each corner. Join B with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each hdc around, having 3 hdc in each corner hdc. Join A with sl st to top of first hdc.
Rnd 3: With A, as Rnd 2. Fasten off.


Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook

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