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Serene Seaside Squares Baby Blanket

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These free, easy to crochet afghan patterns from Red Heart are cozy enough for babies. The serene seaside squares baby blanket will be a nice, handmade addition to a new baby's nursery.

Serene Seaside Squares Baby Blanket

Blanket measures 35” x 35”.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® "Baby Econo" 6oz (170 g), 460 yd (421 m) skeins: 3 skeins 1939 Swim Multi
  • Crochet hook, 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: Square = 5¾" x 5¾". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Instructions:

BLANKET
Squares (Make 36)
Ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 23 dc in ring; join with a slip st in top of ch 3 – 24 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * ch 5, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc **, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 3: (Slip st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in first ch-5 space, * 3 dc in ch 3 space **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3.
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, * (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) all in ch 3 space **, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 4 times, dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * to last 6 dc, end at **; [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times; join in 3rd ch of ch 4.
Round 5: Ch 3, [dc in each ch 1 space and dc to corner ch 3 space, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in corner ch 3 space] 4 times, dc in each ch-1 space and dc to end; join in top of ch 3.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc around and work 5 sc in each corner ch 3 space; join in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Finishing
With right side facing, join 6 squares x 6 squares: hold 2 squares with wrong sides together, working through both layers at the same time, join yarn in the center corner sc (the center sc of 5 in the
corner); ch 1, sc through back loops of both squares, matching st for st. Repeat until all squares are joined. Weave in ends.


Edging
Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn in any sc; ch 1, sc in each sc around and work 3 sc in center corner sc; join.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each sc around and work (dc, ch 3, dc) all in center corner sc; join.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around and work 5 sc in each corner ch-3 space; join. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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