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Weekend CAL - For Baby

Seems that lately I have been crocheting a lot of small things. I guess that's what happens when you only have enough yarn for a small project.


After designing a round baby blanket, I still had some of the Wisteria Bernat Super Value yarn left, so why not make a preemie blanket and some accessories. Since the blanket is so small I thought it would make a great CAL!





Today I will post the Materials list.

Tomorrow (Friday) I will post the first 1/2 of the baby blanket pattern.

Next week Friday (17th) I will post the rest of the blanket pattern.

On the 24th I will post the patterns for the beanie, mitts & bonding squares.


There will be a posts in the Canoe Mtn Designs Crochet & Friends group where everyone can post progress photos & photos of the finished set.


On May 30th I will pick 2 people, who have finished the whole set and posted photos, to win their pattern of choice from either Elimee Designs, or Regina P Designs.


Don't want to wait for the pattern updates here? The patterns can be purchased on Ravelry for $3:





MATERIALS

  • Bernat Super Value  (100% Acrylic, 440 yards / 402 meters, 7 ounces / 197 grams) Color: Wisteria, 2.5 skeins

  • Optional Yarn: Any worsted weight (#4) yarn.


HOOKS & SUPPLIES

  • Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm & 7 / 4.5 mm 

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

  • Measuring Tape

  • Stitch Marker (Optional)


GAUGE

  • Blanket: 7.25” at the end of Round 7.

  • Beanie: 3.25” at the end of Round 4.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Blanket: 29” square

  • Newborn Beanie: 4.75” tall with brim folded, 10” around.

  • Bonding Squares: 5.5” square

  • Baby Mittens: 3.5” long x 2.5” laying flat


PATTERN KEY (US Terms)

  • 2dctog = 2 double crochet together

  • 3dctog = 3 double crochet together

  • altch2 = alternate chain 2

  • ch = chain

  • dc = double crochet

  • hdc = half double crochet

  • MC = magic circle

  • sc = single crochet

  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

  • slst = slip stitch

  • sp(s) = space(s)

  • st(s) = stitch(es)

  • XBDC = crossed back double crochet


 

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • MC: http://tinyurl.com/u7fhnn5b

  • 2dctog: YO, insert hook in the space indicated and YO again, pull yarn through, YO and pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert your hook into the same space that you started in, YO, pull yarn through, YO, pull through first 2 loops. YO one last time, without inserting your hook into the space, and pull through all the remaining loops on your hook. 

  • 3dctog: Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch (st), pull up a loop (lp), 3 lps on hook.  YO hook, pull through 2 lps.  YO, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop, 4 lps on hook.  YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook.  YO, insert hook in same st.  YO, pull up a loop, 5 loops on hook.  YO, draw through 2 loops, 4 loops left on hook. YO draw through all 4 loops left on the hook.

  • XBDC: this stitch is worked over 2 sts: skip the next st, 1 dc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc behind the first dc – this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Back Double Crochet Stitch. 

Written & Photo Tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/v9aatne

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

  • Advanced Beginner


PATTERN NOTES

  • { } - Repeat instructions between the brackets.

  • [ ] - Repeat the instructions between the brackets.

  • Working in the round, join with a slip stitch at the end of each round.

  • Ch spaces do not count as stitches.

  • The chain 1 & chain 2 at the beginning of the rounds do not count as stitches.


 


INSTRUCTIONS (5 mm hook)


Round 1: create a MC, ch 2, 16 dc in the MC. Join. (16 sts)


Round 2: slst between the first 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2dctog between the next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 st around. Join. (16 - 2dctog)


Round 3: slst into the first ch sp, ch 2, 2dctog, ch 2, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next ch sp, ch 2, skip 1 st around. Join. (16 - 3dctog)


Round 4: slst into the first ch sp, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 sc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 sc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st around. Join. (24 dc, 24 hdc, 12 sc)


Round 5: slst into the first ch sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch sp, skip 3 sts, (3 dc in the next ch sp, skip 3 sts) 4 times, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch sp, skip 3 sts, (3 dc in the next ch sp,  skip 3 sts) 4 times ] around. Join. (64 dc)


NOTE: The ch 2 space will now be referred to as “the corner”.


Round 6: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the next corner, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the next corner ] around. Join. (20 dc per side: 80 dc total)


Round 7: slst into the first corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across to the next corner, [ (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across to the next corner ] around. Join. (22 sc per side: 88 sc total)


NOTE: Your square should now be 7.25” across.


Round 8: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, {ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next sts} across to the next corner, [ (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, {ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next st} across to the next corner ] around. Join. (2 dc per side, 11 - 3dctog per side: 8 dc total, 44 - 3dctog total)


Round 9: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, {2dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st} across to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the last st, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, {2dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st} across to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the last st ] around. Join. (5 dc per side, 11 - 2dctog per side: 20 dc total, 44 - 2dctog total)


Round 10: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, {3dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st} across to the corner until 2 sts remain, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [ (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, {3dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st} across to the corner until 2 sts remain, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st ] around. Join. (3 dc per side, 13 - 3dctog per side: 12 dc total, 52 - 3dctog total)


Round 11: slst into the first corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st & ch sp across to the next corner, [ (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st & ch sp across to the next corner ] around. Join. (32 sc per side: 128 sc total)


Round 12: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the corner ] around. Join. (36 sts per side: 144 sts total)


Round 13: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, XBDC across to the next corner, [ (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner, XBDC across to the next corner ] around. Join. (2 dc per side,  18 XBDC per side: 8 dc total, 72 XBDC total)


Round 14: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the corner, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in each st across to the corner ] around. Join. (42 sts per side: 168 sts total)


Round 15: slst into the first corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across to the next corner, [ (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across to the next corner ] around. Join. (44 sc per side: 176 sc total)


Round 16: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the next corner until 1 st remains, dc in the last st,  [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the next corner until 1 st remains, dc in the last st, ] around. Join. (5 dc per side, 21 - 3dctog per side: 20 dc total, 82 - 3dctog total)


Round 17: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the corner until 2 sts remain, 2dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the corner until 2 sts remain, 2dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, ] around. Join. (5 dc per side, 23 - 2dctog per side: 20 dc total, 92 - 2dctog total)


Round 18: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3dctog in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,  3dctog in the next ch sp, ch 1, skip 1 st across to the corner until 1 st remains, dc in the next st ] around. Join. (5 dc per side, 25 - 3dctog per side: 20 dc total, 100 - 3dctog total)


Round 19: slst into the first corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st & ch sp across to the next corner, [ (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each st & ch sp across to the next corner ] around. Join. (58 sc per side: 232 sc total)


Rounds 20 - 23: Repeat Rounds 12 - 15. (70 sc per side: 280 sc total)


Rounds 24 - 31: Repeat Rounds 16 - 23. (96 sc per side: 384 sc total)


Round 32: slst into the first corner, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 3 sts, FAN in the next st, skip 5 sts, FAN in the next st, across to the next corner, skip 2 sts, [ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner, skip 3 sts, FAN in the next st, skip 5 sts, FAN in the next st across to the next corner, skip 2 sts ] around. Join. (4 dc per side, 16 FAN per side: 16 dc total, 64 FAN total)


Fasten off, weave in ends.


Add your progress photos to the post in the Canoe Mtn Designs Crochet & Friends FB group.


NEW BORN BEANIE




INSTRUCTIONS

7 / 4.5 mm Hook


Round 1: make M/C, ch 2, dc 10 in the MC. Join. (10 sts)


Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. (20 sts)


Round 3: ch 2, dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st around. Join. (30 sts)


Round 4: ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st around. Join. (40 sts)


NOTE: Your circle should measure 3.5” across. 

You will now have 40 sts per round.


Round 5: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join.


Round 6: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join.


Rounds 7 - 14: Repeat Rounds 5 & 6.



HAT BAND 


NOTE:  You will now be working in rows and turning at the end of each row.


Row 1: ch 6, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and the next 4 ch, slst into the 2nd & 3rd sts from the last sc round.


Row 2:  skip the slsts, scblo in the next 4 sts of the band, sc both loops in the last st.


Row 3: ch 1, sc both loops in the first st, scblo in the next 4 sts, slst into the next 2 sts of the last sc round.


Repeat Rows 2 & 3 around. Stitch together as per video. (minute 9:11)

Fasten off and weave ends.

NEW BORN MITTENS (make 2)



INSTRUCTIONS

7 / 4.5 mm Hook


Round 1: make M/C, ch 2, dc 9 in the MC. Join. (9 sts)


Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. (18 sts)


Round 3: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (18 sts)


Round 4: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (18 sts)


Rounds 5 - 6: Repeat Rounds 3 & 4. (18 sts)


Round 7: Repeat round 3. (18 sts)


Round 8: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each remaining st around. Join. (17 sts)


Round 9: ch 2, dc in each st around. (17 sts)


Round 10: ch 2, fpdc around the first st, bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st around. Join. (17 sts)


Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bonding Square (make 2)

NOTE: Always make 2 of the same color and pin them together so 

that both get to the same mom.




INSTRUCTIONS

5 mm hook


Row 1: fsc 20 (or any even number).

Optional Row 1: ch 21 (or any odd number), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (20 sts)


Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across. (20 sts)


Row 3: altch2, dc in the next st, XBDC across until 2 sts remain, dc in the last 2 sts. (4 dc, 8 XBDC)


Row 4: altch2, dc in each remaining st across. (20 sts)


Row 5: altch2, dc in the next st, XBDC across until 2 sts remain, dc in the last 2 sts. (4 dc, 8 XBDC)


Rows 6 - 11: Repeat Rows 4 & 5.


Rows 12 & 13: Repeat Row 2.


Fasten off, weave in ends.








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Such a pretty color and a beautiful set.

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Thank you :) I had fun with these patterns.


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