Mmm, luscious pink strawberry ice cream. Soft pink with bits of brighter yumminess. That’s what I had in mind when working up this baby blanket pattern.
- 6 ounces Caron Simply Soft Watermelon (Color A)
- 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Soft Pink (Color B)
- 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Raspberry (Color C)
- H hook
Finishes approximately 36″
Note: Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout
hole-free center made using magic loop technique
Row 1: With Color A, use the magic loop* (also called magic ring) technique. [3 dc, 2 ch] four times on loop, join at the top of first dc with a sl st. Pull loop tight.
*you can also start this like a traditional granny square: ch 3 , 2dc, [ch 2, 3 dc], rep [ to ] 2 times, ch 2, join to the top of ch 3 with a sl st.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner], continue to dc across, repeating [ ] for corners, join with a sl st in the top of ch 3.
Row 3: Repeat row 2, join Color B at sl st.
Rows 4-6: Repeat Row 2, join Color C at sl st, end of row 6.
Rows 7-9: Repeat Row 2, join Color A at sl st, end of row 9.
Row 10 – 31: Repeat pattern (1 row of Color A, 3 rows of Color B, 3 colors of C) through row 31 (the last row will be Color A). At the end of row 31, join Color B in sl st. ch 1.
Note: Do not turn ch 32 or 33
Row 32: ch 1, sc in back loop of each dc. 3 sc in corner ch. Repeat around, joining Color C in sl st.
Row 33: ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc, in corner [sc, 2 sc, sc]. Continue sc in back loop around, repeating [ ] in corners, join with a sl st and finish off.
back loop sc edging
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