Baby

King Charles Brocade Baby Blanket

4 May 2012

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the King Charles Brocade Hat. It is so easy to make with just knit and purl stitches, but looks so rich. It is available in several sizes.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small1925.338.67446.67
Small23.6131.4713.38689.48
Medium28.2137.6219.11984.8
Large32.8243.7625.861,332.62
Extra Large37.4249.933.621,732.94

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
8.75 to 33.75 oz (450 to 1740 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
* = indicates the section of the row that should be repeated 

Instructions:

The number of cast on stitches should be a multiple of 12 plus 3.

Extra Small – Cast on 99
Small – Cast on 123
Medium – Cast on 147
Large – Cast on 171
Extra Large – Cast on 195

Row 1: (k3, p3) across to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 2: (p3, k3) across to last 3 stitches, p3
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1 and 2
Row 5: Repeat row 2
Row 6: Repeat row 1
Rows 7-8: Repeat rows 5 and 6
Row 9: k3, p3, k3 * k3, p1, k1, p1, k6 * p3, k3
Row 10: p3, k3, p3 * p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5 * k3, p3
Row 11: k3, p3, k3 * k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4 * p3, k3
Row 12: p3, k3 * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p3, k3, p3
Row 13: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, k3, p3
Row 14: k3, p4, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * p3, k3
Row 15: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p1, k3, p3
Row 16: as row 14
Row 17: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p4, k3
Row 18: as row 12
Row 19: as row 11
Row 20: as row 10
Row 21: p3, k9 * p1, k1, p1, k9 * p3
Row 22: k3, p8 * k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7 * p1, k3
Row 23: p3, k7 * p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5 * k2, p3
Row 24: k3, p6, k1, p1, k1 * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p6, k3
Row 25: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p4, k3
Row 26: p3, k3, p1, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * k3, p3
Row 27: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p4, k3
Row 28: as row 26
Row 29: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, k3, p3
Row 30: as row 24
Row 31: as row 23
Row 32: as row 22

Repeat rows 9 through 32 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 32. Then work rows 1 through 8, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

March 2012 Hospice Batch

12 April 2012

I was very busy adding items to the March 2012 batch for my friend’s delivery to our local hospice. I contributed six lap blankets and nine preemie blankets. Other volunteers make baby hats, so I used coordinating yarn to make blankets to pair with them.

This first lap blanket is from some donated Jeanne salmon colored cotton yarn and some ecru cotton I had on hand. The pattern is Diamond Ripple by Anne Halliday in Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All Seasons, Book 2.

The second lap blanket is from Baby Bee Pitter Pattern yarn. I had started a baby blanket for my son, who is now nearly four, so he doesn’t need it. I finished it as a lap blanket. It is the standard feather and fan stitch.

The third lap blanket is yet another one of Lyn’s Round Ripple Blankets. It is just such a fun and easy pattern.

These three lap blankets are from my own patterns: Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan, Jacob’s Ladder Ripple Afghan and Shell and V-stitch Ripple Afghan.

These are three little square preemie blankets made from donated King Tut cotton. The first two are patterns I have posted: Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket and Fan Lace Baby Blanket. The third is an original design in Tunisian crochet. I haven’t gotten brave enough to write up the pattern and post it. I have never written down a Tunisian crochet pattern.

These three preemie blankets (also in the cotton King Tut) are crochet, original designs I have posted: Ribbed Ripple Reversible Afghan, Ribbons and Lace Afghan and Eyelet Ripple Afghan.

These three preemie blankets (also in the cotton King Tut) are knit, original designs I have posted: Simple Lines Baby Blankets and Wrapped Stitches Baby Blanket.

Train Track Baby Set

2 April 2012

Some friends of mine recently had a long anticipated baby boy. They had trains as a theme, so I made this train track baby set for them. The blanket is crocheted and the hat is knitted.


Wrapped Stitches Baby Blanket

11 March 2012

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the Wrapped Stitches Baby Hat. The wrapped stitches look more complicated than they are. The blanket is available in several sizes.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small17.523.337361.02
Small21.728.9310.76555.1
Medium25.934.5315.33790.77
Large30.140.1320.711068.04
Extra Large34.345.7326.891386.89

 

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
DK weight baby yarn, see chart above for amounts
Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl 
w2s = wrap two stitches – with yarn in back, slip two stitches to right needle purlwise. Bring yarn to front and slip the same two stitches back to left needle purlwise. Bring yarn to back and slip same two stitches back to right needle purlwise. Bring yarn to front and slip same two stitches back to left needle purlwise. Bring yarn to back and knit each of the two stitches.

Instructions:

Extra Small – Cast on 100
Small – Cast on 124
Medium – Cast 0n 148
Large – Cast 0n 172
Extra Large – Cast 0n 196

Row 1: (k2, p2) across to end
Rows 2 and 3: Repeat row 1 twice more
Row 4: (p2, k2) across to end
Rows 5 and 6: Repeat row 4 twice more
Row 7: k2, p2, (k22, p2) across to end
Row 8: k2, (p22, k2) across to last 2 stitches, p2
Row 9: k2, p2, (k4, w2s, k4, w2s, k4, w2s, k4, p2) across to end
Row 10: p2, k2, (p22, k2) across to end
Row 11: p2, (k22, p2) across to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 12: Repeat row 10.
Row 13: k2, p2, (k1, w2s, k4, w2s, k4, w2s, k7, p2) across to end
Row 14: Repeat row 8.
Row 15: Repeat row 7.
Row 16: Repeat row 10.
Row 17: p2, (k6, w2s, k4, w2s, k4, w2s, k2, p2) across to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 18: Repeat row 10.
Row 19: Repeat row 7.
Row 20: Repeat row 8.
Row 21: Repeat row 13.
Rows 22 to 24: Repeat rows 10 to 12.
Row 25: Repeat row 9.
Row 26: Repeat row 8.
Row 27: Repeat row 7.
Row 28: Repeat row 10.
Row 29: p2, (k3, w2s, k4, w2s, k4, w2s, k5, p2) across to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 30: Repeat row 10.
Repeat these 30 rows until blanket is desired length. Then work rows 1 through 6, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

Simple Lines Baby Blankets

22 February 2012

These blankets are designed to coordinate with the Simple Lines Baby Hats. They are simple with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small1621.335.93305.33
Small20.2727.029.52489.89
Medium24.5332.7113.95717.87
Large28.838.419.22989.28
Extra Large33.0744.0925.341304.11


Gauge:

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
5 to 25 oz (260 to 1300 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl

Squares:

Extra Small – Cast on 91
Small – Cast on 115
Medium – Cast on 139
Large – Cast on 163
Extra Large – Cast on 187

Row 1: (k1, p1) across to last stitch, k1
Rows 2-4: Repeat row 1 three times
Row 5: (k1, p1) twice, k5, * p1, k5, repeat from * across to last 4 stitches, (p1, k1) twice
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Rows 7 through 10: Repeat rows 5 and 6 two times
Row 11: Repeat row 1
Row 12: Repeat row 6
Repeat rows 5 through 12 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 10. Then work rows 1 through 4, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

Vertical Stripes:

Extra Small – Cast on 90
Small – Cast on 114
Medium – Cast on 138
Large – Cast on 162
Extra Large – Cast on 186

Row 1: (k2, p2) across to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 2: (p2, k2) across to last 2 stitches, p2
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: Repeat row 1
Row 5: k2, p2, k9, * p1, k2, p1, k8, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, k1, p2, k2
Row 6: p2, k2, purl across to last 4 stitches, k2, p2
Row 7: p2, k11, * p1, k2, p1, k8, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, k3, p2
Row 8: k2, purl across to last 2 stitches, k2
Repeat rows 5 through 8 until blanket is desired length. Then work rows 1 through 4, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

Edits:

1/22/2014 – changes to clarify portions to be repeated across the row.

Train Track Baby Hat

19 February 2012

This little hat is made to coordinate with my Train Track Baby Blanket. Instructions are given in several sizes. The sleepers are formed by elongated stitches that are picked up on the opposite rail.

Sizes:
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5.5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 6″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 7″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7.5″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 8″ high

Gauge:
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
0.7 to 3 oz (40 to 150 yards) of soft worsted weight yarn
Size 8 (5 mm) 47″ circular needle (for magic loop) or set of size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle

Colors:

At least two colors are needed to make the hat, but up to four can be used. The example has three.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit
kw4w – knit with four wraps: insert right needle to knit, but wrap yarn four times and pull through
dws – drop with slip: slip the stitch with the extra wraps purlwise, dropping the extra wraps. There will be a single elongated stitch.
spw – slip purlwise

Pattern:
Start with color for ribbing and below track.
Preemie – Cast on 48
Newborn – Cast on 56
6 month – Cast on 64
12 month – Cast on 72
Toddler – Cast on 80

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches between double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop. Divide with multiples of 8 on each needle.

Ribbing (6 rounds for preemie size, 8 rounds for other sizes): k2, p2 repeated across round

Preemie – 6 rounds of knit
Newborn - 8 rounds of knit
6 month - 10 rounds of knit
12 month – 10 rounds of knit
Toddler – 12 rounds of knit

Track:
Repeat each instruction across the round:
Change to track color.
Rnd 1: k
Rnd 2: k1, kw4w, k2
Change to between-rail color.
Rnd 3: k1, dws, k2
Rnd 4: k1, spw, k2
Rnds 5 and 6: Repeat rnd 4 two more times.
Change to track color.
Rnd 7: k
Rnd 8: k
Change to above track color.

Knit until the hat measures the desired height for size including the ribbing:
Preemie – 4.5″ high
Newborn – 5″ high
6 month – 6″ high
12 month – 6.5″ high
Toddler – 7″ high

Crown:
Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: k2,  k2tog, ssk, k2
Rnd 2: k
Rnd 3: k1,  k2tog, ssk, k1
Rnd 4: k
Rnd 5: k2tog, ssk
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

Train Tracks Baby Blanket

14 February 2012

This is a crib sized baby blanket with a patchwork apparence. The sample is Caron Simply Soft which is a soft worsted weight yarn.

Size:
34″ by 42″

Materials:
For lap blanket size, 680 grams/24 ounces/1260 yards worsted weight yarn
Size H (5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

General Instructions:

There are three different types of squares. Make four of each type. The train track square requires two colors. The other two squares can be made in solid colors, but can be different colors from the train track square. I assembled the blanket with the same color as the track color, but any color can be used. Each of the square types has a special stitch which is described at the beginning of each of their instructions.

Each of the squares are alternating rounds of single crochet and double crochet or double crochet type stitches. On all rounds, the corners are a single chain stitch. The corners on the double crochet rounds consist on making a (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) cluster in this corner chain space. Take particular care on the next stitch after the corner to find the true next sc. It tends to get buried under that cluster, so you may have to pull the cluster back a bit to get into that stitch.

Unless otherwise indicated, crochet in the back loop only.

Train Track Square:

Ldc – yo, insert hook in sc or chain space below the dc of the previous row, yo and pull up a loop even with last stitch made, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice.

Ch4. Sl st in first chain to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as a dc), 2dc in ring, (ch1, 3dc in ring) three times, ch1, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next two dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next 3 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 5 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 5 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 9 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next 6 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 11 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 4 sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 8 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 15 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 6 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next 9 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 17 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 7 sc, change to track color, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 8: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 11 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 21 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 9 dc, change to main color, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 9: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next 12 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 23 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 10 sc, change to track color, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 10: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, (ldc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc) four times, ldc in next dc (so that the ldc is in the ch sp of prior sc row), sc in next dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next dc, ldc in next dc (so that the ldc is in the ch sp of prior sc row), sc in next 2 dc, (ldc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc) seven times, ldc in next dc (so that the ldc is in the ch sp of prior sc row), sc in next dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next dc,  ldc in next dc (so that the ldc is in the ch sp of prior sc row), sc in next 2 dc, (ldc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc) two times, ldc in next dc, sc in next dc, change to main color, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next 15 sc/ldc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 29 sc/ldc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next 13 sc/ldc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 12: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 17 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 33 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 15 dc, sl st in first sc, finish off.

Crossed Double Crochet Square:

Cdc – crossed double crochet – skip a stitch, dc in next stitch, yo, go behind that dc, insert needle through back loop of skipped stitch and then complete a dc

Ch4. Sl st in first chain to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in ring, (ch1, 3dc in ring) three times, ch1, dc in ring, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as a dc), cdc in next 2 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 2 sc, dc in next sc, cdc in next 2 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 2sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 4 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 9 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 4 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as a dc), cdc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next sc, cdc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc, cdc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next sc, cdc in next 4 sc, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 7 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 15 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 7 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch3 (counts as a dc), cdc in next 8 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 8 sc, dc in next sc, cdc in next 8 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 8 sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 8: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 10 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 21 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 10 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 9: Ch3 (counts as a dc), cdc in next 10 sc, dc in next sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next sc, cdc in next 10 sc, dc in next sc, cdc in next 10 sc, dc in next sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, dc in next sc, cdc in next 10 sc, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 10: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 13 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 27 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 13 dc, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as a dc), cdc in next 14 sc, [ (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 14 sc, dc in next sc, cdc in next 14 sc ] three times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp, cdc in next 4 sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 12: Ch1, sc in same stitch as sl st, sc in next 16 dc, [ (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 33 dc ] three times, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp, sc in next 16 dc, sl st in first sc, finish off.

Cluster Square:

Cluster – (yo, insert hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) three times in same stitch, yo, draw through 4 loops.

Ch4. Sl st in first chain to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch4 (counts as a dc and chain), (3dc in ring, ch1) three times, 2dc in ring, sl st in 3rd chain of 4ch.
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 3 dc , sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch space, ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch space, [ dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp ] three times, dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 3 dc, sc in ch sp, sc in cluster, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 3 dc, sc in ch sp, sc in cluster, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc , sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st in ch space, ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch space, [ ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) five times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp ] three times, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) five times, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 6: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 2 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) five times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 2 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) five times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 2 dc , sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Sl st in ch space, ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch space, [ dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 7 times, dc in next sc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp ] three times, dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 7 times, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 8: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 3 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 7 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 3 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 7 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc , sl st in first sc.
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch space, ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch space, [ ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 11 times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp ] three times, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 11 times, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 10: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 2 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 11 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 2 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 11 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 2 dc , sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Sl st in ch space, ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch space, [ dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 13 times, dc in next sc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch sp ] three times, dc in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc, (cluster in next sc, ch1, skip 1 sc) 13 times, dc in next sc, sl st in top chain of 3ch.
Rnd 12: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch space, ch1, (sc, ch1, sc) in same ch space, [ sc in next 3 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 13 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch sp ] three times, sc in next 3 dc, (sc in ch sp, sc in cluster) 13 times, sc in ch sp, sc in next 3 dc , sl st in first sc, finish off.

Assembly:

Lay out the squares in a three by four grid. The first joining will be first to second row. Keeping the squares in the order you have laid out, put the second row squares back to back with the first row squares, holding up the sides you want to seam with the second row square toward you. Make all stitches in both loops of the edge of the squares. Form a starting loop and make a single crochet in the edge corner chain space of the second row square. Sc in the edge corner chain space of the first row square. Sc in the next sc of the second row square. Skip a stitch on the first row square and sc in the next stitch. Skip a stitch on the second row square and sc in the next stitch. Proceed in this fashion across to the end of those squares, skipping stitches between sc on each square, except at the end to sc in each ch1 space. Then sc in the ch1 space of each of the next two squares keeping with the alternating pattern, then proceed across as with the first squares. Do this again for the third squares.

Make this join across each of the rows then again down the two columns. If the border is to be the same color, do not finish off the last one.

Border:

Rnd 1: On right side, starting from last join row make a single crochet in the ch1 spaces of the adjacent corner. Sc across each edge of each square, and sc in each ch1 corner space. At each seam, sc in the side of the seam. At each outside corner, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in the corner ch1 space. Continue around the perimeter of the blanket to the beginning and slip stitch in the beginning sc.

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc), and dc in each sc across each side of the blanket. At each ch1 space on the outside corners, do (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) in the ch1 space. At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch to the third chain of the beginning ch3.

Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same stitch. Sc across each side. At each ch1 space on the corners, do (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) in the ch1 space. At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. Finish off and weave in all ends.


Fan Lace Baby Blanket

1 February 2012

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the fan lace hat of my Two Lace Baby Hats pattern. The blanket is knitted in the round, working from the outside in.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small15.6815.684.34223.61
Small20207.06364
Medium24.3224.3210.44538.42
Large28.6528.6514.49746.88
Extra Large32.9732.9719.19989.37


Gauge:

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
DK weight baby yarn
4 stitch markers, preferably 3 of one color and 1 of another
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop)
(Optional) Set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles if magic loop method not used for center of blanket
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
k-b = knit through back loop – knit through the loop at the back of the needle instead of the front of the needle – produces a twisted stitch
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased.
yo = yarn over

Pattern:
After each set is cast on, place one of the three like colored stitch markers.
Extra Small – Cast on 4 sets of 87.
Small – Cast on 4 sets of 111.
Medium – Cast on 4 sets of 135.
Large – Cast on 4 sets of 159.
Extra Large – Cast on 4 sets of 183.

Join to knit in the round being very careful not to twist. Place the different colored stitch marker to mark the changing of rounds.

There is also a chart available.

The directions for each round are to be worked between corner markers for each of the four sides.
Rnd 1: k2tog, k across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 2: k2tog, k1, k3-b, k1, yo, k3-b, k2tog, p1, [ssk, k3-b, yo, k1, yo, k3-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 12 stitches before marker, ssk, k3-b, yo, k1, k3-b, k1, ssk
Rnd 3: k
Rnd 4: k2tog, k2-b, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-b, k2tog, p1, [ssk, k2-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 11 stitches before marker, ssk, k2-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2-b, ssk
Rnd 5: k2tog, k across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 6: k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1-b, k2tog, p1, [ssk, k1-b, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 9 stitches before marker, ssk, k1-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk
Rnd 7: k
Rnd 8: k2tog, (yo, ssk) two times, yo, k2tog, p1, [ssk, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, yo, k2tog, p1] across to last 8 stitches before marker, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk
Rnd 9: k2tog, k across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 10: k2tog, k3-b, k1, p1, [ssk, k3-b, yo, k1, yo, k3-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 6 stitches before marker, k1, k3-b, ssk
Rnd 11: k
Rnd 12: k2tog, k2-b, k1, p1, [ssk, k2-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 5 stitches before marker, k1, k2-b, ssk
Rnd 13: k2tog, k across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 14: k2tog, k1, p1, [ssk, k1-b, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1-b, k2tog, p1] across to last 3 stitches before marker, k1, ssk
Rnd 15: k
Rnd 16: k2tog, p1, [ssk, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, yo, k2tog, p1] across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk

Repeat rounds 1 through 16 until there are 15 stitches between each marker.

Center:
Rnd 1: k2tog, k11, ssk
Rnd 2: k2tog, k1, k3-b, k1, k3-b, k1, ssk
Rnd 3: k11
Rnd 4: k2tog, k2-b, k1, yo, ssk, k2-b, ssk
Rnd 5: k2tog, k5, ssk
Rnd 6: k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, ssk
Rnd 7: k5
Rnd 8: k2tog, k1, ssk
Rnd 9: sk2p

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

Edits:
4/7/14 – added yarn requirements chart

Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket

28 January 2012

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the tiffany lace hat of my Two Lace Baby Hats pattern. The blanket is knitted in the round, working from the outside in.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small15.6815.684.34223.61
Small20207.06364
Medium24.3224.3210.44538.42
Large28.6528.6514.49746.88
Extra Large32.9732.9719.19989.37

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
DK weight baby yarn
4 stitch markers, preferably 3 of one color and 1 of another
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop)
(Optional) Set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles if magic loop method not used for center of blanket
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased

Pattern:
There is also now a chart for this pattern.
After each set is cast on, place one of the three like colored stitch markers.
Extra Small – Cast on 4 sets of 87.
Small – Cast on 4 sets of 111.
Medium - Cast on 4 sets of 135.
Large - Cast on 4 sets of 159.
Extra Large - Cast on 4 sets of 183.

Join to knit in the round being very careful not to twist. Place the different colored stitch marker to mark the changing of rounds.

The directions for each round are to be worked between corner markers for each of the four sides.
Rnd 1: k2tog, k10, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 15 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k10, ssk
Rnd 2: k2tog, k9, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 14 stitches before marker, k12, ssk
Rnd 3: k10, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 13 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k10
Rnd 4: k2tog, k8, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k11, ssk
Rnd 5: k2tog, k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7, ssk
Rnd 6: k2tog, k6, (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k9, ssk
Rnd 7: k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7
Rnd 8: k2tog, k5 (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k8, ssk
Rnd 9: k2tog, k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4, ssk
Rnd 10: k2tog, k3, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
Rnd 11: k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4
Rnd 12: k2tog, k2, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
Rnd 13: k2tog, k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1, ssk
Rnd 14: k2tog (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk
Rnd 15: k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 4 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 16: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 4 stitches before marker, k2, ssk
Rnd 17: k2tog, p1, k9, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 3 stitches before marker, p1, ssk
Rnd 18: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 19: p1, k9, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last stitch before marker, p1
Rnd 20: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
Rnd 21: k2tog, k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7, ssk
Rnd 22: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
Rnd 23: k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7
Rnd 24: k2tog, ssk, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k6, yo, ssk, ssk
Rnd 25: k2tog, k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4, ssk
Rnd 26: k2tog, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
Rnd 27: k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4
Rnd 28: k2tog, k2, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
Rnd 29: k2tog, k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1, ssk
Rnd 30: k2tog, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk

Repeat rounds 15 through 30 until there are 17 stitches between each marker.

Center:
Rnd 1: k1, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 2: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, ssk
Rnd 3: k2tog, p1, k9, p1, ssk
Rnd 4: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, ssk
Rnd 5: p1, k9, p1
Rnd 6: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
Rnd 7: k2tog, k5, ssk
Rnd 8: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
Rnd 9: k5
Rnd 10: k2tog, k1, ssk
Rnd 11: sk2p

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat

17 January 2012

This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size.

Sizes:
Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 3.5″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 5.5″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 6.5″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 7.5″ high

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
0.5 to 1.5 oz (40 to 120 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop) or set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
c4f = cable 4 forward – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog = knit two together
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
p3tog = purl three together

Pattern:

Small preemie – Cast on 44
Preemie – Cast on 55
Newborn – Cast on 66
6 month – Cast on 77
12 month – Cast on 88
Toddler – Cast on 99

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches between double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop. Divide with multiples of 11 on each needle.

Repeat each instruction across the round:
Rnd 1: k
Rnd 2: p
Rnd 3: k4, yo, k7, yo (this will increase your stitches for the remainder of the body of the hat to a multiple of 13)
Rnd 4: k4, p1, k7, p1
Rnd 5: c4f, p1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, p1
Rnd 6: k4, p2, k5, p2
Rnd 7: k4, p2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, p2
Rnd 8: k4, p3, k3, p3
Rnd 9: c4f, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3
Rnd 10: k4, p4, k1, p4
Rnd 11: k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo

Repeat rounds 4 to 11 (end with a round 4) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.25″ high
Preemie – 3.5″ high
Newborn – 4″ high
6 month – 5″ high
12 month – 5.5″ high
Toddler – 6″ high

Crown:
Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: c4f, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1
Rnd 2: k4, p1, k5, p1
Rnd 3: k4, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1
Rnd 4: k4, p1, k3, p1
Rnd 5: c4f, p1, sk2p, p1
Rnd 6: k4, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 7: k4, p3tog
Rnd 8: k4, p1
Rnd 9: k1, sk2p, p1
Rnd 10: k2, p1
Rnd 11: k2tog, p1
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

 

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