Baby Blocks Blanket

Materials

  • Yarn, 7 oz each: blue (A); cream (B); pink (C).

Tools

  • Crochet hooks: US F-5 (3.75mm) (or size to obtain gauge); US E-4 (3.5mm) (for last edging round only)
  • Optional: Row counter

Directions

Size

  • 1. Size is 39"x39", including edging.

Gauge

  • 1. Gauge: One square measures 6”x6” (15cm x 15cm). Gauge is not critical for this project.

Notes

  • 1. Each square is worked diagonally from one corner across to the opposite corner.
  • 2. When joining or fastening off, leave an 8”/20.5 cm tail for sewing.
  • 3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Fasten off old color and proceed with new color.

Square (make 36)

  • 1. With larger hook and A, ch 6.
  • 2. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, turn—3 dc (first segment).
  • 3. Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-sp at beginning of first segment, turn—2 segments. (Note: To reach the ch-sp at beginning of first segment, you may need to “flip” the first segment upwards.)
  • 4. Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in each of next 2 ch-3 sps (at beginning of previous segments), turn—3 segments.
  • 5. Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, turn—4 segments.
  • 6. Rows 5–8: Repeat Row 4, increasing one segment in each row; change to B in last dc of Row 8—8 segments.
  • 7. Rows 9 and 10: With B, repeat Row 4, increasing one segment in each row—10 segments.
  • 8. Row 11: With B, sl st in first 3 dc, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in last ch-3 sp, turn—9 segments. Fasten off.
  • 9. Row 12: Sk first 3 dc, join C with sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, *(sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in last ch-3 sp, turn—8 segments.
  • 10. Rows 13–19: With C, repeat Row 11, decreasing one segment in each row—1 segment remains.
  • 11. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • 1. Arrange squares into a grid of 6 squares across and 6 squares down as shown in assembly diagram. Sew squares together.

Edging Note

  • 1. Take care that correct side (RS – right side; or WS – wrong side) is facing you as you work each round.

Edging

  • 1. Round 1 (RS): With larger hook, join B with sc in any corner, work 2 more sc in same corner, working around all edges of blanket, work 1 sc in each dc, 2 sc around the end of each row, and 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • 2. Round 2 (WS): With WS facing and larger hook, join B with sc in center sc of a different corner, work 2 sc in same corner st, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • 3. Round 3 (RS): With RS facing and larger hook, join A with sc in center sc of a different corner, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work 2 hdc in same corner st, hdc in each sc around, working 3 hdc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
  • 4. Round 4 (RS): With C, repeat Row 3 (ensure that RS is facing). Fasten off.
  • 5. Round 5 (WS): With B, repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
  • 6. Round 6 (RS): With RS facing and B, repeat Row 2, do not turn at end of round and do not fasten off.
  • 7. Round 7 (RS): Change to smaller hook, work rev sc in each st around.
  • 8. Fasten off.
  • 9. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
by Delma Myers for Caron International
Baby Blocks Blanket
Baby Blocks Blanket