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Happy Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 829

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
40" square

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-357 Homespun Yarn: Inca DISCONTINUED Tweed A sun-drenched mixture of gold and white.

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98
Note: (MC)

790-123 Homespun Yarn: Seaspray DISCONTINUED Heathered Solid A soft, misty gray-green.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.59
Note: (CC1)

790-371 Homespun Yarn: Boston Rose Heathered Solid Dusty rose and mauve
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (CC2)

Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
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Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
9 sts = 4" (10 cm) in garter st (knit 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:
1 ridge = 2 rows garter st.



Count ridges with RS facing.

COLOR SEQUENCE
2 ridges MC, 3 ridges CC1, 4 ridges MC, 3 ridges CC2, **4 ridges MC, 3 ridges CC1, 4 ridges MC, 3 ridges CC2**; repeat from ** to ** for color sequence.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
SQUARE #1

With MC, cast on 40 sts, place center marker, cast on 40 sts - 80 sts.

*Pattern Row 1 (WS) Knit 1 row.

Pattern Row 2 (RS) K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, move marker to right needle, k2tog, k to end of row.



Mark RS with stitch marker, safety pin, or loop of contrasting color yarn.

Keeping to color sequence, repeat Pattern Rows 1 and 2 until 2 sts remain.

K2tog.

Fasten off.

SQUARE #2

With MC, pick up and k 40 sts along cast-on edge of Square #1 to center, place marker, cast on 40 more sts (knit into last st picked up, place new st made back on left needle or use backwards thumb loop method).

Following color sequence, repeat Pattern Rows 1 and 2 of Square #1 until 2 sts remain.

K2tog.

Fasten off.

SQUARE #3

Repeat Square 2, picking up along cast-on edge of Square 2 to center.

Continue as for Square #2.

SQUARE #4

Repeat Square #2, picking up along cast-on edge of Square #3, place marker, pick up 40 sts along cast-on edge of Square #1.

Continue as for Square #2.

When Square #4 is complete, inner square of Blanket is complete and assembled.

Edging

With RS facing and MC, pick up and k 1 st between each garter ridge across one edge of Blanket.

Next row (WS) Knit 1 row.



Increase Row 1 (RS) With CC1, k into front and back of first st, k across to last st, k into front and back of last st.



Increase Row 2 (WS) Knit 1 row.



Repeat Increase Rows 1 and 2 once more with CC1, then twice with MC, binding off all sts across last WS row.

Repeat edging on all 4 sides of Blanket.

Sew corners with flat seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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