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Color Blocks Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 80799AD The combination of solids and stripes make this a beautiful blanket for any child or baby.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 31 x 37 in. (79 x 94 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 16, 2008)
GARTER SQUARE Increase Half Cast on 5 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: K2, yo, knit to end. Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


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Note: (A)

830-191 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


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Note: (B)

830-110 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lake

Misty cool blue


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Note: (C)

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


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Note: (D)

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


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Note: (E)

830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize

Muted golden yellow


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Note: (F)

830-103 Cotton-Ease: Blossom

Pinkish lavender


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Note: (G)

830-195 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Azalea

Deep magenta


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Note: (H)

830-145 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Plum

Dark, warm purple


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Note: (I)

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


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Note: (J)

830-148 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Turquoise

Bright medium blue


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Note: (K)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
18 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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:
Blanket is made up of 30 individual Squares.

All Squares are knit following instructions for Garter Square, with specific color(s) noted for each Square.


INSTRUCTIONS



GARTER SQUARE
Increase Half
Cast on 5 sts.


Row 1: Knit.


Row 2: K2, yo, knit to end.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep Row 2 until there are 37 sts on needle.
Decrease Half
Next Row: K2, yo, k2tog twice, knit to end.


Rep last row until 5 sts remain.


Bind off.



SQUARE 1 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square) With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With B, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and B to work Increase Half.


Change to A and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 2 (solid color square)
With C, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 3 (diagonal stripe square)
With D, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With E, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of D and E to work Increase and Decrease Halves.



SQUARE 4 (2 color square)
With A, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 5 (2 color square)
With D, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 6 (diagonal stripe square)
With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With G, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and G to work Increase and Decrease Halves.



SQUARE 7 (2 color square)
With H, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to I and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 8 (solid color square)
With F, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 9 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With H, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With J, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of H and J to work Increase Half.


Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 10 (solid color square)
With B, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 11 (2 color square)
With B, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 12 (solid color square)
With J, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 13 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With F, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and F to work Increase Half.


Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 14 (solid color square)
With K, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 15 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With E, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and E for Increase Half.

Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 16 (2 color square)
With C, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 17 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With H, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With I, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of H and I to work Increase Half.


Change to H and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 18 (2 color square)
With C, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 19 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With G, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and G to work Increase Half.


Change to G and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 20 (solid color square)
With I, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 21 (2 color square)
With A, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 22 (solid color square)
With G, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 23 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With D, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With K, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of D and K to work Increase Half.


Change to K and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 24 (2 color square)
With C, cast on and work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 25 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)
With C, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With E, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of C and E to work Increase Half.


Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 26 (2 color square)
With D, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 27 (diagonal stripe square)
With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square.

With K, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and K to work Increase and Decrease Halves.



SQUARE 28 (2 color square)
With F, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to I and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



SQUARE 29 (solid color square)
With A, work Garter Square.



SQUARE 30 (2 color square)
With G, work Increase Half of Garter Square.

Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.



FINISHING
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 5 strips of 6 squares each.

Sew strips together to make Blanket.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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