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Big Stripes Small Throw
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: L0035AD Featuring eyelets and stripes, this fun baby blanket adds a touch of lace to bright, modern colors. Make it in Vanna's Choice Baby for a long-lasting, easy care project, or see our cotton-blend version perfect for the summer, the All-Season Baby Throw.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 41 in. (76 x 104 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red


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Note: (A)

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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Note: (B)

840-098 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Lamb

Creamy off-white


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Note: (C)

840-103 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Lullaby Pink

Dusty light pink


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Note: (D)

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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Note: (E)

860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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Note: (F)

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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Note: (G)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 dc = 4 in. (10 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIRST STRIP
With A, ch 144.
Note: On Row 1, you will work a dc in the 4th ch from your hook.
The first 3 chains count as the first dc.
The dc that you make into the 4th ch from your hook is the second dc.
This leaves 140 more ch.
Work a dc in each of these 140 chs to make a total of 142 dc when Row 1 is complete.



Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 142 dc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * across.
Rows 6-9: Rep Row 2.
Fasten off.



Note: The Second-Seventh Strips are worked the same as the First Strip through Row 9.
When you finish working Row 9 of the Second-Seventh Strips, you will join each to the previous strip by working a Joining Row.



SECOND STRIP
With B, ch 144.
Rows 1-9: Work same as Rows 1-9 of First Strip.
At the end of Row 9, do not fasten off.
Note: The Joining Row (instructions below) will form a zigzag between two strips, joining them together.
You will be joining the 142 sts on the last row worked to the foundation row of the previous strip.



With RS facing, place First Strip above Second Strip.
Next (Joining) Row: Sl st in first st of Second Strip, ch 1, sl st in first foundation ch of First Strip, ch 2, sk next st of Second Strip, sl st in next st of Second Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of First Strip, sl st in next st of First Strip, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts of Second Strip, sl st in next st of Second Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of First Strip, sl st in next st of First Strip, continue to work back and forth between the 2 strips to join, end with ch 1, sl st in last st of Second Strip.
Fasten off.



THIRD STRIP
With C, work as for Second Strip.
At end of Row 9, work Joining Row between Third Strip and Second Strip.



FOURTH-SEVENTH STRIPS
With D, E, F and G, work as for Second Strip, working Joining Row at the end of Row 9.



FINISHING
Edging
With RS facing, join C with sl st in any corner of Throw.

Work sc evenly spaced around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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