Saturday, November 9, 2013

Crochet V-Sticth Baby Blanket

This worked up quick (I did a good portion of it on our trips back and forth to the state fair this summer), but with the large hook it is important to keep the tension constant.  The pattern is pretty much no fail so there is no going back and ripping up rows because you'll know right away if you are off.  Now I just need a baby to gift it to! 
The pattern comes from Lion Brand.
I made this larger than the instructions below.  I believe I chained 118 to make it receiving blanket size for the yarn and hook size I used.  Whatever size you want just increase the chain in sets of 3.

Ch 88.
Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook (V-st made), [sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch] across to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch – 28 V-st.
Rows 2-34: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of turning ch.
Do not fasten off.  
Rnd 1:
Ch 1, turn, work sc evenly spaced around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (Picot Edging): (Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sk 1 sc, sl st in next 2 sc) around, working more or fewer sl st as needed at corners to work a picot in each corner and to end rnd evenly. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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