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Little Super Hero Blanket
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L32073 Your child can be an all-American superhero with this adorable blanket (that doubles as a playmat)!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished diameter: About 39 in. (138 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-109 Hometown USA Yarn: Fort Worth Blue

Royal blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.58
Note: (A)

135-113 Hometown USA Yarn: Cincinnati Red

True red


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Estimated Price: $ 15.87
Note: (B)

135-100 Hometown USA Yarn: New York White

Bright white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
8 dc + 5 rnds = about 5 in. (12.5 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 into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Body of Blanket is worked with RS facing throughout.

2.

Star is worked separately and sewed to Blanket.

3.

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

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

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (always counts as first dc), work 9 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 10 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp as join, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 30 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 40 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 50 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 60 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 70 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 80 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 90 sts.

Change to B.

Rnd 10: With B, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 100 sts.

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 110 sts.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 120 sts.

Change to C.

Rnd 13: With C, ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 130 sts.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 140 sts.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 150 sts.

Change to B.

Rnd 16: With B, ch 3, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 160 sts.

Rnd 17: Ch 3, dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 170 sts.

Rnd 18: Ch 3, dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 180 sts.

Do not fasten off.

Edging Continue with B, ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.Fasten off.



STAR With C, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this and in all following rnds), work 9 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 10 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp as join, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 30 sts.

Shape First Arm To shape the arms you will be working back and forth in rows across one portion of the sts at a time.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each of next 5 sts, leave rem sts unworked - 6 sts.

Row 2 Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 5 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog twice, dc in last st - 4 sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in last st - 3 sts.

Row 5: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

(Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Fasten off.

Shape Second-Fifth Arms Join yarn with sl st in next dc at end of Row 1 of last arm made.

Rep Rows 1-6 of first arm.At the end of fifth arm, do not fasten off.

Work sc evenly spaced around outside edge of Star, working 3 sc in same space at tip of each arm.

Fasten off.



FINISHING With C, whipstitch Star to the center of Blanket.

Weave in ends.

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


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