Granny Square Crocheted Baby Blanket

Pretty in pink, this granny square baby blanket is oh so soft and cuddly.


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Designed by Kathleen Sams

Finished afghan measures 35x35 inches.

Red Heart Moon & Stars Yarn: 5 balls each 3001 Snow (A) and 3720 Pink Chiffon (C), 2 balls 3624 Limeade (B)

Crochet nook: 5 mm [US H-8]
Yarn needle

Gauge: 15 dc = 4 inches; 7 rows = 4 inches. Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Afghan: With B, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 1, hdc in beginning ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc over st just made, dc in next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc all in corner ch-3 space), dc in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 dc in corner, ch 1, hdc to beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join A in any corner ch-3 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same space, * dc in each st to next corner, ** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner; repeat from * around ending at **; join to beginning ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space, dc in each st to corner; repeat from * around, ending with dc in last 9 sts; join to beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join C and repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: Join A in any corner, ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in same corner, sc in each st to next corner; repeat from * around; join to beginning sc.
Rnds 8-14: Repeat Rnd 7 in following color sequence: B, A, C, B, C, A, B.
Rnd 15: Join C in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 16: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 17: Join C in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 18: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 19: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 20: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 21: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 22: Join C in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
Rnds 23-27: Slip st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip ch-1 space, dc in next dc; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
Rnd 28: Join A in any corner, (beg cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 3, cluster, ch 1, cluster) all in corner, * ch 1, cluster in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around working (cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 3, cluster, ch 1, cluster) all in each corner; join.
Rnd 29: Join B in any corner, repeat Rnd 28.
Rnd 30: Join A in any corner, repeat Rnd 28.
Rnd 31: Join C in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same space, * 2 dc between cluster; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner; join.
Rnds 32-34: Slip st to corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, * 2 dc between next group of 2 dc; repeat from * around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
Rnd 35: Join A in any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in same corner, 2 dc in each st around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join.
Rnds 36-37: Ch 3, dc in each st around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner; join. Fasten off.

Edging:
Join C in last st before any corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, dc) all in same st, [sc, ch 3, dc] 2 times in corner, * skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, dc) all in next st; repeat from * around working [sc, ch 3, dc] 2 times in each corner; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over needle; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Special abbreviations:
Beg Cluster = Ch 3, 2 dc, holding back last loop on hook, yo and through all loops on hook.
Cluster = 3 dc in next st or space, holding back last loop of each dc, yo and through all 4 loops.

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