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First Steps Sampler Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Pound of Love® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32026 Embroidery adds a personal (and customizable!) touch to a classic baby blanket made in individual blocks.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 42 in. (76 x 106.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 30, 2013)
SQUARE 1 (make 4) ... Rnd 2: From RS, join D E with sl st in same st as joining, ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st (corner made), sc in next 2 sts, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in first sc - 20 sts. Cut D E. Place a marker in center hdc of each corner. Rnd 3: From RS, join E F with sl st in any marked st, ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, move marker to center hdc of corner just made, *sc in each st to next marked st, (sc, hdc, sc) in marked st, move marker to center hdc of corner just made; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc - 28 sts. Cut E F. Rnds 4-9: Rep Rnd 3 and change color as in following color sequence: Work 1 rnd each with F, G, H, I, D, J, and A - 76 sts at the end of Rnd 9. Do not cut A.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

550-100 Pound of Love Yarn: White Crisp white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.69
Note: (A)

601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons

Acrylic: Bright green, tangerine, bright orange, yellow, aqua blue, royal purple, true red, and hot pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.58
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
14 sc + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). One Square = about 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 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:
Cl (4 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times (5 loops rem on hook) yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

sc2tog-over-3 (sc 2 sts together worked over 3 sts) Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, sk next st, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.



SPECIAL TECHNIQUE Adjustable Ring Wrap yarn around index finger.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop.

Carefully slip ring from finger and work the stitches of Rnd 1 (in pattern, below) into the ring.

When Rnd 1 is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:
1.

Blanket is made from 24 Squares sewed together following the Assembly Diagram.

2.

Embroidery on Squares 4, 5, 6, and 7 is worked freehand.

Follow our suggestions for color and design or embroider whatever you like! If desired, cut shapes from paper, pin paper shape to crocheted square, then embroider around the outside edge of shape.

When embroidery is complete, remove pins and paper.

3.

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.

Fasten off old color.

Proceed with new color.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLORS FOR B YARN Red (C) Pink (D) Orange (E) Light Orange (F) Yellow (G) Green (H) Bright Blue (I)Purple (J)

BLANKET SQUARE 1 (make 4) With C, make an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sc.

Cut C.

Rnd 2: From RS, join E with sl st in same st as joining, ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st (corner made), sc in next 2 sts, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in first sc - 20 sts.

Cut E.

Place a marker in center hdc of each corner.

Rnd 3: From RS, join F with sl st in any marked st, ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, move marker to center hdc of corner just made, *sc in each st to next marked st, (sc, hdc, sc) in marked st, move marker to center hdc of corner just made; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc - 28 sts.

Cut F.

Rnds 4-9: Rep Rnd 3 and change color as in following color sequence: Work 1 rnd each with G, H, I, D, J, and A - 76 sts at the end of Rnd 9.

Do not cut A.

Rnd 10: With A, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st (marked st), move marker to center hdc of corner just made, *sc in each st to next marked st, (sc, hdc, sc) in marked st, move marker to center hdc of corner just made; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sts.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next st, (sc, hdc, sc) in next st (marked st), remove marker, *sc in each st to next marked st, (sc, hdc, sc) in marked st, remove marker; rep from * 2 more times, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc - 92 sts.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 2 (make 2) With A, ch 22.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 21 sc.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to C.

Note: To reduce the number of yarn ends to weave in after each color change, do not fasten off A, instead, just carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.

Row 5: With C, ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc in next st 2 rows below) 3 times; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts.

Note: To work in a st 2 rows below, insert hook directly beneath the next st, into the top of the st in the row numbered 2 less than the row you are working.

When working Row 5, the row 2 rows below is Row 3.

Row 6: With C, rep Row 2.

Change to A.

Rows 7-10: With A, rep Row 2.

Change to D.

Row 11: With D, rep Row 5.

Row 12: With D, rep Row 2.

Change to A.

Rows 13-16: With A, rep Row 2.

Change to E.

Row 17: With E, rep Row 5.

Row 18: With E, rep Row 2.

Change to A.

Rows 19-22: With A, rep Row 2.

Change to F.

Row 23: With F, rep Row 5.

Row 24: With F, rep Row 2.

Change to A.

Rows 25-28: With A, rep Row 2.

Border Rnd: Rotate piece to work down side edge, with A, work 21 sc evenly spaced down side edge, ch 1 for corner; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ch 1 for corner, work 21 sc evenly spaced up remaining side edge, ch 1 for corner, sc in each st of Row 28, ch 1 for corner; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sc and 4 ch-1 sps.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 3 (make 2) Make same as Square 2, using G instead of C, J instead of D, H instead of E, and I instead of F.



SQUARE 4 (make 1) With A, ch 22.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across - 21 sts.

Rows 2-26: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd: From RS, join J with sl st in corner to work down side edge, ch 1, work 21 sc evenly spaced down side edge, ch 1 for corner; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ch 1 for corner, work 21 sc evenly spaced up remaining side edge, ch 1 for corner, sc in each st of Row 26, ch 1 for corner; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sc and 4 ch-1 sps.

Fasten off.

Embroidery With F, embroider a chain st circle, about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) in diameter at center of Square for sun.

With G, embroider a chain st circle just outside the F circle.

With F and G, embroider chain st rays.



SQUARE 5 (make 1) With A, make same as Square 4 through Row 26.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd: With F, work same as Border Rnd of Square 4.

Embroidery With I embroider a chain st crescent moon on Square.

With F, embroider straight st stars.



SQUARE 6 (make 1) With A, make same as Square 4 through Row 26.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd: With E, work same as Border Rnd of Square 4.

Embroidery With C embroider a chain st heart shape in center of Square.



SQUARE 7 (make 1) With A, make same as Square 4 through Row 26.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd: With C, work same as Border Rnd of Square 4.

Embroidery With J, embroider a chain st arch about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) across on Square.

Embroider additional chain st arches, always working just above previous arch, using colors I, H, G, F, E and C.



SQUARE 8 (make 2) With A, ch 45.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 20 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in last 21 ch - 42 sc.

Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 20 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 20 sc - 41 sc.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 19 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 19 sc - 39 sc.

Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 18 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 18 sc - 37 sc.

Row 5: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 17 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 17 sc - 35 sc.

Row 6: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 16 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 16 sc - 33 sc.

Change to G.

Note: To reduce the number of yarn ends to weave in after each color change, do not fasten off A, instead, carry A along edge of piece until next needed.

Row 7: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in first 15 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 15 sc - 31 sc.

Row 8: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in first 14 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 14 sc - 29 sc.

Change to A.

Row 9: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 13 sc - 27 sc.

Row 10: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 12 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 12 sc - 25 sc.

Row 11: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 11 sc - 23 sc.

Row 12: With A, ch 1,, turn, sc in first 10 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 10 sc - 21 sc.

Change to H.

Row 13: With H, ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 9 sc - 19 sc.

Row 14: With H, ch 1, turn, sc in first 8 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 8 sc - 17 sc.

Change to A.

Row 15: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 7 sc - 15 sc.

Row 16: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 6 sc - 13 sc.

Row 17: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 5 sc - 11 sc.

Row 18: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 4 sc - 9 sc.

Change to I.

Row 19: With I, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 3 sc - 7 sc.

Row 20: With I, ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last 2 sc - 5 sc.

Change to A.

Row 21: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog-over-3, sc in last sc - 3 sc.

Row 22: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog-over-3.

Fasten off.

Border Row: Border Row is worked across 2 sides only; it is not worked across the 2 sides formed by the foundation ch.

From RS, join A with sl st in corner of Square to work across ends of rows, work 21 sc evenly spaced across side edge, ch 1 for corner, work 21 sc evenly spaced across next edge.

Fasten off.



SQUARE 9 (make 2) Make same as Square 8, using F instead of G, E instead of H and D instead of I.



SQUARE 10 (make 4) With C, ch 2.

Row 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 3 sts.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 7 sts at the end of Row 3.

Change to A.

Row 4: With A, rep Row 2 - 9 sts.

Row 5: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to D.

Note: To reduce the number of yarn ends to weave in after each color change, do not fasten off A, instead, carry A along edge of piece until next needed.

Rows 6 and 7: With D, rep Row 2 twice - 13 sts at the end of Row 7.

Change to A.

Row 8: With A, rep Row 2 - 15 sts.

Row 9: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to E.

Rows 10 and 11: With E, rep Row 2 twice - 19 sts at the end of Row 11.

Change to A.

Row 12: With A, rep Row 2 - 21 sts.

Row 13: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to F.

Rows 14 and 15: With F, rep Row 2 twice - 25 sts at the end of Row 15.

Change to A.

Row 16: With A, rep Row 2 - 27 sts.

Row 17: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 18 and 19: With A, rep Row 2 twice - 31 sts at the end of Row 19.

Row 20: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, *Cl in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * to end of row - 7 Clusters.

Row 21: With A, ch 1, turn, sk next st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st - 29 sts.

Row 22 and 23: With A, rep Row 21 twice - 25 sts at the end of Row 23.

Change to G.

Row 24: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 25: With G, rep Row 21 - 23 sts.

Change to A.

Rows 26 and 27: With A, rep Row 21 twice - 19 sts at the end of Row 27.

Change to H.

Row 28: With H, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 29: With H, rep Row 21 - 17 sts.

Change to A.

Rows 30 and 31: With A, rep Row 21 twice - 13 sts at the end of Row 31.

Change to I.

Row 32: With I, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 33: With I, rep Row 21 - 11 sts.

Change to A.

Rows 34 and 35: With A, rep Row 21 twice - 7 sts at the end of Row 35.

Change to J.

Cut A.

Row 36: With J, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 37 and 38: With J, rep Row 21 twice - 3 sts at the end of Row 38.

Row 39: With I, sc2tog-over-3.

Fasten off.

Border Rnd: With A, work same as Border Rnd of Square 4.



SQUARE 11 (make 4) With A, ch 27.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), ch 1, dc in next ch, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, dc in last ch - 18 dc and 8 ch-1 sps.

Rows 2-10: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Work Border Rnd with a different color for each of the 4 Squares using I, C, H, and G.

Border Rnd: Work same as Border Rnd of Square 4.



FINISHING Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 4 strips of 6 Squares each.

Sew strips together to make Blanket.

Border Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Blanket, ch 1, then work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in beg ch-1.

Rnds 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in beg ch-1.

Fasten off.

Rnd 6 (RS): From RS, join D with sc in one corner, sc in each st across to next corner, change to I, sc in corner st, sc in each st across to next corner, change to E, sc in corner st, sc in each st across to next corner, change to H, sc in corner st, sc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in beg ch-1.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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
st(s) = stitch(es)


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