Granny Square Crocheted Baby Blanket

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


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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