"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. "
~ Helen Keller
I made my first baby blanket. I think I have found a new love. I have been crocheting for a while now, but somehow the baby blanket has managed to elude me. I've made scarves, hats, toys, purses, booties... but never a blanket, baby or otherwise. The pattern is memorable and so easy to pick up no matter where you left off. I kept my unfinished project in my purse and whenever I had a few minutes, I'd work on it.
I used Simply Soft Country Blue and followed the pattern exactly with no alterations or changes.
Originally, I found the pattern on ravelry.com (find me, I'm Iowaycrochet), but now that I'm blogging about it, I can't find the pattern to create a link. So I will just have to write the pattern from the printout I made.
Hook: Size G
Yarn:I used Caron Simply soft "Country Blue"
The pattern is easily memorized making it the
perfect project to take anywhere.
Row 1: Ch 126, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st sc, *Skip 3 sc, (sc, ch 3, 3dc) in next sc, Rep* across to last 4 sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in lastsc. (31 shells complete across)
Row 3: Ch 3 turn, 3 dc in 1st sc, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-spacross. ending with sc in last space.
Repeat row 3 approximately 55 rows.
Last Row: Ch 3 turn, 2 sc in ch-sp, *sc in sc, sc in next dc, skipnext dc, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-sp. Repeat from * across tolast shell, do not skip middle dc of last shell. (123 sc across)
Working in Rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 1 turn, 3 sc in 1st sc, [ *sc in each sc, rep *across, 3sc in last sc, * (3 sc in ch-sp, sc in sc) rep * across, working infree loops of beginning chain, 3 sc in 1st ch, sc in each chacross,] 3 sc in last, Rep * around, last round rep between [ ] .sl st to 1st sc, (changing colors here if using contrasting colors)
Rnd 2-3: With white, ch 1, sc around with 3 sc in corners, sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, do not turn, *skip sc, sc, ch 2, rep * around sl st in1st sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, *sc in ch-sp, sc in sc around with 3sc in corners. Rep * around.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) skip 3 sc, rep * around sl st to1st sc. Finish Off
The thing I love about this pattern is that it is delicate and dainty for a baby, but it is substantial enough to be washed and used on a daily basis. I made this for my grand nephew who is expected to make his appearance in September. :)