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Strawberry Ice Cream Baby Blanket

Strawberry Ice Cream Crochet Blanket for Linus March 2009

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.

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Printable Pattern

This pattern is also available on Knit Picks!

You’ll need:

  • 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

strawberry ice cream

hole-free center made using magic loop technique

Instructions:

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.

strawberry ice cream (7)

back loop sc edging

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