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Enticing Baby Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 80437AD This pattern uses crochet entrelac to create a diamond effect that's charming and fun.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
About 27 x 38 in. (68.5 x 96.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (A)

840-169 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Sweet Pea

Light spring green


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Note: (B)

840-157 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Duckie

Soft yellow


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Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (C)

840-139 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Berrylicious

Magenta pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
Square = 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Eight squares are worked for the first row of this afghan.

Squares for the following rows are worked and joined as you go.


INSTRUCTIONS
BLANKET
Row One Squares (make 8)
With A, ch 6.
Row 1 (RS): Working in back "bumps" of ch only, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) twice - 3 sc and 2 ch-1 sps.


Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.


Fasten off.



Row Two Squares (make and join 7 squares)
Note: Squares are now joined to the previous row of squares as you work, as shown in diagram.

Work proceeds down the side of one Square and joins to the sts of the last row of the next Square.


First Square
With RS facing, draw up a loop of B in end of last row of one Row One Square.

Position another Row One Square with RS facing and ready to work in the sts of the last row.
Row 1: Working in ends of rows along side of current Row One Square, ch 1, sc in same sp as join, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in end of next row) twice; sl st in first sc of next Row One Square.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; working in sts of next Row One Square, sk next sc, sl st in next sc.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Next Square
Position another Row One Square with RS facing and ready to work in the sts of the last row (this is now the new 'next' Square).

Note: The 'current' Square is always the Square into which the last st was worked.
Row 1: Working in ends of rows along side of current Row One Square, ch 1, sc in end of first row, (ch 1, sk next row, sc in end of next row) twice; sl st in first sc of next Row One Square.
Rows 2-5: Rep Rows 2-5 of First Square.


Continue arranging Row One Squares, making and joining Row Two Squares as established, until 7 Row Two Squares have been made and joined to the 8 Row One Squares.


Fasten off.


Row Three Squares (make and join 8 squares)
With RS facing, join A with sl st in tip of first A-colored Square two rows below, ch 6.
First Square
Row 1 (RS): Working in back "bumps" of ch only, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) twice; sl st in end of first row of next Row Two Square.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; working in ends of rows along side of next Row Two Square, sk next row, sl st in end of next row.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3.


Next Square
Row 1: Working in sts of last row of current Row Two Square, ch 1, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; sl st in end of first row of next Row Two Square.
Rows 2-5: Rep Rows 2-5 of First Square.
Continue as established, until 7 Row Three Squares have been made and joined to the 7 Row Two Squares.
Last Square
Next Row: Working in sts of last row of current Square, ch 1, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.
Next 4 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.
Fasten off.



Row Four Squares (make and join 7 squares)
First Square
With RS facing, draw up a loop of B in first sc of first Row Three Square.


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; sl st in end of first row of next Row Three Square.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; working in ends of rows along side of next Row Three Square, sk next row, sl st in end of next row.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Next Square
Row 1: Working in sts of last row of current Row Three Square, ch 1, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; sl st in end of first row of next Row Three Square.
Rows 2-5: Rep Rows 2-5 of First Square.

Continue as established, until 7 Row Four Squares have been made and joined to the 8 Row Three Squares.

Fasten off.



Rows Five-Twenty-Seven Squares
With A, make and join Row Five Squares as for Row Three Squares.
With B, make and join Row Six Squares as for Row Four Squares.
Continue making and joining rows of squares as established, alternating A and B rows.



FINISHING
Border
With RS facing, join D with sc in tip of any square along edge of Blanket.


Rnd 1: Working in sts, ends of rows, or along opposite side of foundation chs (as needed), work and join squares around edges of Blanket as established; working corner squares as follows: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) twice, sl st in first sc (or end of row) of current Last Row Square; *ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice; rep from * once more; working in sts (or ends of rows) current Last Row Square, sk next ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc; rep from * once more (corner square made); join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With B, rep Rnd 1.
Rnd 3: With C, rep Rnd 1.
Rnd 4: Join A with sc in edge of first row (in the "valley") of any Square immediately following a corner Square, sk next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in end of next row, sk next 2 rows, (sc, ch 3, sc) in top corner sc, sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc; *sc in end of first row of next Square, sk next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in end of next row, sk next 2 rows, (sc, ch 3, sc) in top corner sc, sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc; rep from * across to next corner Square; working along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first ch, sk next ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch, sk next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) in end of first row, sk next row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in end of next row, sk next 2 rows, (sc, ch 3, sc) in top corner sc, sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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