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Little Boy Blue Blanket
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L20643 This crocheted afghan uses natural shades of color suited for children of any age, making it a great gift for a growing toddler or a young adult heading off to college.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 34 x 40 in. (86.5 x 101.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 26, 2013)
MATERIALS 136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay (D) 1 2 balls BLANKET Rnd 2: … - 28 dc (four 7-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-2 sps ch-4 sps. Rnds 3-5: Sl st in first ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-2 sp ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 76 dc (four 19-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-2 sps ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5. Fasten off. Rnd 6: From RS, join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp ch-4 sp dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-2 sp ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 92 dc (four 23-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off. V-SHAPED SEGMENT … Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp sp. Fasten off. Rows 2-4: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to 3 sts before next corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc2tog; leave last st unworked. Fasten off. … FIRST CORNER TRIANGLE Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of last row of one V-Shaped Segment, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to 2 sts before corner ch-2 sp ch-4 sp, dc2tog - 22 dc. Fasten off. … SECOND CORNER TRIANGLE Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following ch-2 sp ch-4 sp at end of First Corner Triangle, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of V-Shaped Segment, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 22 dc. Fasten off.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

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.19
Note: (A)

136-158 Heartland Yarn: Yellowstone

Rich gold and maize shades.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.19
Note: (B)

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.38
Note: (C)

136-105 Heartland Yarn: Glacier Bay

Denim blue and gray.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.38
Note: (D)

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.19
Note: (E)

136-169 Heartland Yarn: Shenandoah

Straw to maize yellows.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.19
Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
11 dc + 6 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). Center Granny Square = about 8 x 8 in. (20.5 x 20.5 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Blanket is worked from the center out beg with Center Granny Square.

Two V-Shaped Segments are worked over 2 side edges of Center Granny Square, then Corner Triangles are worked across the top edges of the V-Shaped Segments completing the center rectangle.

2.

Borders are worked around the entire outer edge of the center rectangle.

3.

See Diagram for arrangement of Granny Square, V-Shaped Segments, Corner Triangles, and Borders.

4.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET CENTER GRANNY SQUARE With A, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 12 dc (four 3-dc groups) and 4 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4 in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-2 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 28 dc (four 7-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Rnds 3-5: Sl st in first ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 76 dc (four 19-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: From RS, join B with sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 92 dc (four 23-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Fasten off.



V-SHAPED SEGMENT Notes 1.

Each V-Shaped Segment is worked back and forth in rows over 2 side edges of the Center Granny Square.

2.

All rows are worked from the RS.

Cut yarn at the end of each row then rejoin it in indicated st to beg next row.

Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp.

Fasten off.

Rows 2-4: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to 3 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog; leave last st unworked.

Fasten off.Rep V-Shaped Segment over remaining 2 side edges of Center Granny Square.



FIRST CORNER TRIANGLE Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of last row of one V-Shaped Segment, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog - 22 dc.

Fasten off.

Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 sts of previous row, dc2tog - 19 dc.

Fasten off.

Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.

Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.

Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog.

Fasten off.



SECOND CORNER TRIANGLE Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following ch-4 sp at end of First Corner Triangle, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of V-Shaped Segment, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 22 dc.

Fasten off.

Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in first st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of previous row, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 19 dc.

Fasten off.

Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.

Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.

Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog.

Fasten off.Rep First and Second Corner Triangle over remaining V-Shaped Segment.

Do not fasten off after completing Second Corner Triangle.



Edging Rnd: Turn piece to RS and rotate to work across long edge.

Ch 1, *work 23 sc evenly spaced across side edge to Center Square, sc in st before ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next st after ch-4 sp, then work 23 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner, work 16 sc evenly spaced across next side edge to ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, work 16 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc - 168 sc (50 sc across each long edge and 34 sc across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-3 sps.

Fasten off.



FIRST BORDER Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join D in first sc following any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in each sc to next corner ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 200 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 - 216 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Fasten off.



SECOND BORDER Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join E with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last st before corner ch-4 sp, sk last st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to next corner ch-4 sp; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 70 ch-3 sps (20 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 15 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sl st in first ch-3 sp following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: From RS, join E with sc in first sp between 3-dc groups following any corner ch-4 sp, *(ch 3, sc in next sp between 3-dc groups) to corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 78 ch-3 sps (22 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 17 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Fasten off.

Rnds 4 and 5:Rep Rnds 2 and 3 - 86 ch-3 sps (24 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 19 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.



THIRD BORDER Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join B with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp, 3 sc in each ch-3 sp around, working (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 274 sc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each sc around, working (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 306 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 3.

Fasten off.



FOURTH BORDER Rnd 1 (RS): From RS join A with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to last 2 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 102 ch-3 sps (28 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 23 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.

Fasten off.Work Rnds 2-4 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D, A, and D.



FIFTH BORDER Work Rnds 3-5 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with F, E, and F.



SIXTH BORDERWork Rnds 2 and 3 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D and A.



SEVENTH BORDER Note: Corner blocks are worked as part of the border.

Work over C with new color.

Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp; *with C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to B and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp, change to C, fasten off B.

With C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to D and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp; change to C, fasten off D.

With C; rep from * once more, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 2-4: With C, ch 3, *dc in each st to next B-colored section; change to B and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section; change to C, fasten off B.

With C, dc in each st to next D-colored section; change to D and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section, change to C, fasten off D.

With C; rep from * once more, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st and ch around, changing color to match color of sts in previous rnd.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

If you wish to block your Blanket, lay Blanket onto a flat, waterproof surface.

Lay a damp towel on finished Blanket for 30 minutes.

Remove towel and allow Blanket to air dry.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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