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I came up with this pattern as a wedding gift after seeing a knit blanket on their registry from Target. I wanted to come up with a timeless design that is also very durable and machine washable (unlike the one from Target). I just love the simple farmhouse look the white yarn gives this pattern.
Made up of all slip stitches this is a great project to make while watching TV and makes the perfect gift that anyone will love!
Perfect size for a king size bed throw or would look great on anyone’s couch. Finished blanket size is 50″ x 70″.
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Finished Size: 50” x 70”
- Bernat Baby Blanket in White
- 4 balls + 15 yards (895 yards)
- Lion Brand Speed Hook (19mm)
- 10mm (for border)
- Darning Needle
- Tape Measure
- Chain (ch)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Back Loop Only (BLO)
- Stitch (st)
If you notice, the pattern requires 4 balls of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn plus an extra 15 yards. If you want to keep it under 4 balls of yarn then feel free to save some yarn by:
- omitting approximately 5 rows from the blanket (making it shorter) or
- through the tassels by either using only 4 strands each or making each strand 2″ shorter.
Now for the pattern gauge:
- Gauge: 5” (w) x 5” (h)
- Ch 10
- Row 1: Sl st in back bump starting in 2nd ch (9)
- Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sl st in blo across (9)
Main Body: (Speed Hook/19mm)
Row 1: sl st in back bump of 2nd chain from the hook and across, turn. (84)
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in blo across, turn. (84)
Rows 3-123: repeat row 2.
Do not cut yarn after finishing the main body.
Border: (10mm hook)
Turn work so you are working in the border into the last row stitched.
Ch 1, *3 sc in blo of first st, 1 sc in blo across and 3 sc in final stitch of row. 1 sc in each row down length* and repeat until reaching ch 1 then sl st.
First piece of fringe will go into the middle st of 3 sc corner cluster then *skip 3 st, fringe in next st* repeat until final corner middle st.
Cut 5 pieces of yarn 10” long each, insert hook into desired st, draw up a loop with 5 strands and pull tails through.
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Congratulations you have finished your afghan!
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