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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rings of Love Blanket


Rings of Love Baby Blanket
By Berta Gilholm


Yeah!  Another Great Grand Baby on the way, this will be #6 for me. The baby is due in January 2013, so, I don’t know whether it will be a boy or girl yet? This blankie is for a Girl (ladies first), and I’ll be working on a Boys blankie as soon as I think of a theme.
Materials:
(A) Department 71, Krinkle, ww #4, 100% Acrylic 3.5 oz./100g – 2 in White.
(B) Adrienne Vittadini, Bettina, 45% Viscose, 35% Nylon, 20% Linen, 50g/87 yds - 2 in light green.
(C) Bernat LuLu, ww  #4, 100 % Nylon 1.75 oz./50g - 2 in a very light peach or orange.
All of the yarns were stash yarns, but, you can substitute any worsted weight (scrunchy, krinkle or fashion yarn) for (A) and (B) and any Terry type yarn for (C).
Crochet Hook size K/10.5, 6.5mm
Yarn Needle and Stitch Marker

Note: Work in rounds and mark the beginning of each round. It can be difficult to see stitches with these materials, so use your touch to feel the stitches if you have problems. If you would like smaller openings around the baby ring  row, thread your needle with (A) and tack the sides of the baby rings together with a few whip stitches, weaving in ends, all the way around (this will spread out the rings and give you less open space in the center design).
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first st of row, Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Tc = triple crochet, Cl = cluster, St = stitch, FO = fasten off, Rnd = round.
Special Stitches:
V stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc all in next stitch.
DC Cluster =  yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, do this three times, all in the same space, yarn over and draw through all four loops on the hook.
Baby Rings: On the next row you’re working on, Ch 5, jwslst in same stitch as ch on the row (ring formed), turn work clockwise so that the ring is on your left, working around the ring, sc 8 times around the ring (turning as you go), slst in the next 3 stitches on the row where you made the ring. If you want more rings on the row (count 4 stitches for each repeat).

Pattern:
With (A) Ch 5, jwslst to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc 12 times in ring, jwslst
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, Repeat * around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, Repeat * around, jwslst (24 sc)
Rnd 4: *Ch 5, jwslst in same st (ring formed), turn work clockwise so that the ring is on your left, working around the ring -  sc 8 times around ring, slst in the next 3 sc on the row you where you made the ring,  Repeat from * all the way around, jwslst  (8 rings completed) FO, weave in end.
Rnd 5: Join (A) in the fourth sc on the top of any ring, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in fifth sc on same ring, *Ch 5, 1 Sc in fourth and fifth sc of top of next ring, Repeat * around, jwslst (16 sc + 40 ch)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next sc, * 6 sc in next ch 5 space, sc in next 2 sc, Repeat * around, 6 sc in last ch 5 space, jwslst, (64 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, *1 dc in next 9 sc, 2 dc in next sc, Repeat * around, 1 dc in each of last 3 sc, jwslst (70 dc) FO (A), Join (B) in any dc stitch,
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first 10 dc, * 2 sc in next dc, sc in next 10 dc, Repeat * around, 1 sc in each of last 4 dc, jwslst (76 sc)
Rnd 9:  “Ch 4, Tc, ch 3, 2 Tc” all in same sc (corner made), *1 dc in each of next 18 sc, “2 Tc, ch 3, 2 Tc” all in next sc (corner made), Repeat * two more times, 1 dc in each of next 18 sc, jwslst to top of first Tc (4 corners and 18 dc on sides)
Rnd 10:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, * “2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc” all in corner ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 22 dc, Repeat * three more times, jwslst to top of first dc (4 corners and 22 dc on sides) FO (B) Join (A) in any corner space,
Rnd 11:  “Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in same corner, *1 dc in each of next 26 dc, “2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in next corner, Repeat * two more times, 1 dc in each of next 26 dc, jwslst to top of first dc (4 corners and 26 dc on sides) FO (A) Join (B) in any corner space,
Rnd 12:  “Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in same corner, *Ch 1, Skip next dc, V stitch in next dc, **Skip next 2 dc, V stitch in next dc, Repeat only from ** 8 times across side, ( “2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in next corner) Repeat from (* including**)  two more times, Ch 1, Skip next dc, ***V stitch in next dc, Skip next 2 dc,  Repeat from *** across to corner,  jwslst to top of corner ch (4 corners and 40 V stitches on sides) FO (B) Join (C) between the dc in any corner space,
Rnd 13: Ch 2, *Cl between first 2 dc of corner, ch 2, Cl between next 2 dc, **Ch 2, Cl in next ch 1 space in V stitch,  Repeat from ** 9 times across side, Repeat from (* including **) 2 more times, “Ch 2, Cl in next ch 1 space in V stitch”, Repeat from “ to “ 9 times across side, jwslst to top of corner Cl (4 corner  clusters + 80 ch and 40 Cl on sides) FO (C) Join (A) in any corner space,
Rnd 14: Ch 1, * 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in corner space, **sc in top of Cl, 2 sc in next ch space, Repeat from ** across side, Repeat from (* including **) 3 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and 34 sc on sides)
Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 38 sc, Repeat from * 2 more times, ”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 36 sc, jwslst, (4 corners and 38 dc on sides)
Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in next  3 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 42 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, ”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 38 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 42 dc on sides)
FO (A), Join (B) in any corner space,
Rnd 17: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner space, dc in next 46 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 46 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and 46 dc on sides)
Rnd 18: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 50 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, ”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 48 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 50 dc on sides)
FO (B), Join (C) in any corner space,
Rnd 19: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner space, dc in next 54 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 54 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and 54 dc on sides) FO (C) Join (A) in any corner space,
Rnd 20: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner space, dc in next 58 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 58 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and 58 dc on sides)
Rnd 21: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 62 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, ”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 60 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 62 dc on sides)
FO (A) Join (B) in any corner space,
Rnd 22: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner space, dc in next 66 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 66 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and 66 dc on sides)
Rnd 23:  “Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in same corner, *Ch 1, Skip next dc, V stitch in next dc, **Skip next 2 dc, V stitch in next dc, Repeat only from ** 22 times across side, ( “2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” all in next corner) Repeat from (* including**)  two more times, Ch 1, Skip next dc, ***V stitch in next dc, Skip next 2 dc,  Repeat from *** across to corner,  jwslst to top of corner ch (4 corners and 92 V stitches on sides) FO (B) Join (C) between the dc in any corner space,
Rnd 24: Ch 2, *Cl between first 2 dc of corner, ch 2, Cl between next 2 dc, **Ch 2, Cl in next ch 1 space in V stitch,  Repeat from ** 23 times across side, Repeat from (* including **) 2 more times, “Ch 2, Cl in next ch 1 space in V stitch”, Repeat from “ to “ 23 times across side, jwslst to top of corner Cl (4 corner  clusters + 208 ch and 96 Cl on sides) FO (C) Join (A) in any corner space,
Rnd 25: Ch 1(this ch does not count), *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner space, **dc in top of Cl, 2 dc in next ch space, Repeat from ** across side, Repeat from (* including **) 3 more times, jwslst, (4 corners and  76 sc on sides)
Rnd 26: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 80 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times,”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 78 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 80 dc on sides)
Rnd 27: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 84 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times,”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 80 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 84 dc on sides)
Rnd 28: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, *”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 88 dc, Repeat from * 2 more times,”2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc” in corner space, dc in next 82 dc, jwslst, (4 corners and 88 dc on sides)
FO (A), Weave in ends.
Thread a yarn needle with a 2 foot piece of the (C) yarn, leave doubled and whip stitch in and out of the stitches between row 1 and row 2 for center circle, FO, weave in.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful....just beatiful.enjoy your new granchild, whichever he or she is!!!

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