made in 2003 for The Linus Connection
This is yet another baby blanket I designed specifically with The Linus Connection in mind. Linus receives the great majority of my crochet efforts and because crochet is so portable, I get a lot done. I crochet in the carpool line, when I watch telly or when I have to wait for an appointment. If my hands are busy, I tend to be happy!
Use up your scraps, go solid, variegated or ombre. Each works brilliantly with a wavy ‘ghan!
For the scrappy version, you’ll need:
- odds and ends of a worsted weight yarn (sample made in Red Heart)
- K hook
Finished size is approximately 40″, depending on your gauge. This is a homey pattern and I don’t fuss about the gauge, as long as it’s crocheting up nicely.
Note: When changing colors, join new color with a sl just before you ch 3 for a new row.
Row 1: 1 dc into third ch from hook and in the next three ch, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 ch*. Repeat * to * until the last six ch. Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 st, *sk 2 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch 2 sp. 1 dc in next 3 st*. Repeat * to * until the last six ch. Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in top of last dc. Ch 3, turn.
Pattern: Repeat row 2 until blanket is approximately 40″ long. Finish off.
For a more delicate pattern, try a lighter weight yarn with a smaller hook.
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