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Round Baby Blanket



Round Baby Blanket
This pattern is copyright 2007 Sabra Morse. Please see the main patterns page for more info on what you can & cannot do with this pattern & garments you make from it.

To be quite honest, you don't really need a pattern to do this. If you have ever crocheted a hat or anything else that called for regular increases to form a circle, that is the exact technique used here. I'm just writing it out for anyone who wants to see it in print. If you'd rather not read through the whole pattern, just know I used a multiple of 6 HDC, and did 3 rows in each color for the stripes.


Materials: M hook (This might be kind of hard to find; I used it because I'd just bought a set of Crystallites hooks at Wal-Mart & hadn't ever seen an M hook before. Feel free to use an N even if your gauge is off; bigger won't hurt with a blanket.)
sport weight yarn in two colors (I used Lion Brand's Pound of Love), approx 8 oz each color
stitch marker

Gauge:
3 rounds of HDC = 1"; 3 HDC = 1"

Finished size is about 36" diameter, approximately the size of a store-bought receiving blanket. As you can tell from the photo, itís big enough to cover a toddler.


Note: Change colors after every 3rd row. (3 rows color A, 3 rows color B)
Note: Piece is worked in a continuous spiral, without the usual joining slst. Use a stitch marker to keep your place.
(I also really, really recommend crocheting over your yarn ends as you go along, or else there will be a bazillion to weave in at the end.)

Directions:

Ch 2.

1) HDC six times into 2nd chain from hook (this will form a circle). 6 HDC
2) HDC twice in each st. 12 HDC
3) *HDC once in 1 st; HDC twice in next st* around. 18 HDC
4) *HDC once in each of 2 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 24 HDC
5) *HDC once in each of 3 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 30 HDC
6) *HDC once in each of 4 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 36 HDC
7) *HDC once in each of 5 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 42 HDC
8) *HDC once in each of 6 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 48 HDC
9) *HDC once in each of 7 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 54 HDC
10) *HDC once in each of 8 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 60 HDC
11) *HDC once in each of 9 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 66 HDC
12) *HDC once in each of 10 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 72 HDC
13) *HDC once in each of 11 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 78 HDC
14) *HDC once in each of 12 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 84 HDC
15) *HDC once in each of 13 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 90 HDC
16) *HDC once in each of 14 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 96 HDC
17) *HDC once in each of 15 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 102 HDC
18) *HDC once in each of 16 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 108 HDC
19) *HDC once in each of 17 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 114 HDC
20) *HDC once in each of 18 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 120 HDC
21) *HDC once in each of 19 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 126 HDC
22) *HDC once in each of 20 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 132 HDC
23) *HDC once in each of 21 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 138 HDC
24) *HDC once in each of 22 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 144 HDC
25) *HDC once in each of 23 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 150 HDC
26) *HDC once in each of 24 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 156 HDC
27) *HDC once in each of 25 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 162 HDC
28) *HDC once in each of 26 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 168 HDC
29) *HDC once in each of 27 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 174 HDC
30) *HDC once in each of 28 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 180 HDC
31) *HDC once in each of 29 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 186 HDC
32) *HDC once in each of 30 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 192 HDC
33) *HDC once in each of 31 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 198 HDC
34) *HDC once in each of 32 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 204 HDC
35) *HDC once in each of 33 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 210 HDC
36) *HDC once in each of 34 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 216 HDC
37) *HDC once in each of 35 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 222 HDC
38) *HDC once in each of 36 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 228 HDC
39) *HDC once in each of 37 sts; HDC twice in next st* around. 234 HDC

At end of round 39, if you want the edging to be in a different color, finish off & attach the other color (should be finishing in color A). The edging is a simple matter of: *Slst, ch 3, sl st in next st* around, but of course any edging will work.