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Plaid Baby Afghan Blanket

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If you're in need of a lovely gift for a new baby, look no further than this Plaid Baby Afghan Blanket. The crochet pattern is free, and the finished project will be show your love.

Materials:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft 9 oz. Sage Green; 2 oz. Baby Brights Ombre.
  • Size G crochet hook or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
4 sc = 1" 5sc rows = 1"

Finished Size:
Approximately 35" x 40"

Instructions:

AFGHAN
With size G hook and Sage Green, ch 151.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in ea of the next 17 ch, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in ea of the next 5 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in ea of the next 19 ch; repeat from * 5 times, ch 2, turn. (note: Ch-2 counts as 1st hdc throughout.)
Row 2: 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in ea of next 17 st, * ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 hdc in ea of the next 19 sts; repeat from * 5 times, ch 2, turn.
Rows 3-17: Same as Row 2. End Row 17 with ch 3, turn. Row 18: * sk 1 st, 1 hdc in next st, ch 2, repeat from * to end of row, ch 2, turn.
Rows 19-35: Same as Row 2. Repeat Rows 18-35 5 times. Fasten off.

Stripes: Using Size G hook and 2 strands Baby Brights Ombre held tog, make a slip knot and beg at side edge of Row 18 with right side facing you and yarn held behind the work, draw a loop through the first space, insert hook in next sp, draw a loop through the space and the loop on the hook. Cont to the opposite side. Fasten off. Work the same in ea ch 1 row. Beg at bottom of blanket and work the same in ea ch-1 sp to the top. (Note: be careful not to work to lightly or blanket will pucker.)

Ruffle: Use Baby Brights Ombre and size G hook.
Round 1: Beg at center of bottom edge and ch 2, work 1 hdc in ea st to corner, work 5 hdc in corner st, work 170 hdc along side edge, work 5 hdc in corner, work 1 hdc in ea st along top edge, 5 hdc in corner, 170 hdc along side, 5 hdc in corner st, work 1 hdc in ea st to end off round. Join with sl st in second 2nd ch of beg ch-2.
Round 2: Ch 4, 1 dc in same st, [*sk 1 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st, repeat from * to corner, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in corner st] repeat between [ ] three times, * sk 1 st, dc in next st, rep from * to end of round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Round 3: Ch 3, (dc ch 1, 2 dc) in the first ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch-1 sp and ea ch-1 sp around, joins with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.

Care Instructions: MACHINE WASH and DRYING INSTRUCTIONS: Machine Wash: warm water, gentle cycle. Machine Dry: low heat, delicate cycle.

 

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Yes, your pattern (shown here) IS IDENTICAL to the one on the Caron site....It's the Caron designer who made the errors in the pattern...I emailed them about the errors in the pattern, but they have not made any corrections to it.

@dcturner 5069280 and Char55, We've compared the pattern on our site to the original pattern on from Caron and they seem to be identical. We suggest you contact Caron for further inquiries regarding this pattern. Here is a link to their contact info: http://www.caron.com/contact.html We apologize for any inconvenience, --Editor of FaveCrafts

Have these issues with this pattern been corrected?

Aside from the fact that they left out the directions for the second horizontal stripe as well as the number of rows to crochet between the horizontal stripes, they also have the wrong gauge for the blanket. The gauge shown on the pattern says 4 sc = 1" and 5 sc rows = 1" but the entire blanket is worked in half-double crochet.

I have two plaid baby afghans. I found there was two problems. The directions were not clear and you need more yarn than the pattern call for. I used approx. 20 oz.

In regards to July 30's Post ,I to found there to be some missing parts to the instructions and have decided to Complete row 18, Do 5 more rows in the pattern sequence then do row 18 once more this in turn will add rows but in order to create the plaid effect i believe this to be the way to do it and have it come out correctly.I hope this helps and so sorry so late in relating this info to you.

Can you Please tell me what I am doing wrong? I thought I was following the pattern, But I can not seem to understand when I am suppose to make the second row for the second color. I understand that row 18 is the first one. What number is the second row. I would have thought it would be row 23 or 24 but that is suppose to be like row 2. Can someone PLEASE help me. Is there a insturctions for a few rows that is missing maybe. Thank You, stuck in the middle

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