Starry Night Baby Blanket

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Starry Night Baby Blanket
designed by Kim Guzman © Nov. 2017
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size
32″ x 32″

Materials

  • (A) Red Heart “With Love Stripes” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight, 223 yds per 5 oz): 3 skeins, shown in Baroque Stripe
  • (B) Red Heart “With Love” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight, 370 yds per 7 oz): 2 skeins, shown in Lilac
  • Suggested hook size: K-10½ [6.5mm]
  • Stitch marker (or small contrasting piece of yarn)
  • Yarn needle

Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing yarn support for this project.

Notes

This project is made in join-as-you-go mitered squares. Each square is built on the previous square. The squares are first built into a completed block of nine and then trimmed. Nine completed blocks are seamed and a final trim added to complete the blanket.

A lot of this project is worked in back loops. When working the last stitch of a row in back loop only, I prefer to make that last stitch in both loops to retain tension. If your last stitch looks a bit loopy on the edge, try this as well.

Gauge

Each square is approximately 3″ and a finished block is 10″.

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Special Stitches

Single Crochet 3 Together (sc3tog): [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through] 3 times, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook.

Fan: [Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in indicated sc.

Instructions

First Square

Color A is used to make the 9 joined square motifs in the center of the Block. Color B is used to trim the Block. Nine blocks are needed to make the size shown.

Row 1: Ch 16, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Row 2: Working in back loops only until instructed otherwise, ch 1, sc in 6 sc, sc3tog, sc in 6 sc, turn: 13 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 5 sc, sc3tog, sc in 5 sc, turn: 11 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 4 sc, sc3tog, sc in 4 sc, turn: 9 sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 3 sc, sc3tog, sc in 3 sc, turn: 7 sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in 2 sc, sc3tog, sc in 2 sc, turn: 5 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 1 sc, sc3tog, sc in 1 sc, turn: 3 sc.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc3tog, turn.

Second Square

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch for a total of 7 sc, then going toward the marked sc, work 8 sc evenly along the side of the First Square to the marked sc, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Third Square

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch for a total of 7 sc, then going toward the marked sc, work 8 sc evenly along the side of the First Square to the marked sc, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Fourth Square

Row 1: Ch 1, going toward the marked sc, work 7 sc evenly along the side of the Third Square to the marked sc, work 1 sc at inner corner between Third Square and First Square, then work 7 sc evenly along the side of First Square, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Fifth Square

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch for a total of 7 sc, then going toward the marked sc, work 8 sc evenly along the side of the Fourth Square to the marked sc, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Sixth Square

Row 1: Ch 1, going toward the marked sc, work 7 sc evenly along the side of the Fifth Square to the marked sc, work 1 sc at inner corner between this square and the previous square, then work 7 sc evenly along the side of previous square, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Seventh Square

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch for a total of 7 sc, then going toward the marked sc, work 8 sc evenly along the side of the Sixth Square to the marked sc, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Eighth Square

Row 1: Ch 1, going toward the marked sc, work 7 sc evenly along the side of the Seventh Square to the marked sc, work 1 sc at inner corner between this square and the previous square, then work 7 sc evenly along the side of previous square, turn: 15 sc. With stitch marker, mark the last stitch of this row.

Rep rows 2-8 of First Square.

Ninth Square

Row 1: Ch 1, going toward the marked sc, work 7 sc evenly along the side of the Ninth Square to the marked sc, work 1 sc at inner corner between this square and the previous square, then work 7 sc evenly along the side of previous square, turn: 15 sc.

Rep rows 2-7 of First Square.

Row 8: Ch 1, pull up lps as you would for a sc3tog, except drop color A and close the stitch with color B, turn. Fasten off color A.

Finish Block

Note: Discontinue working under back loops only. Begin working under both loops as you would normally until instructed otherwise.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 3 sc at each corner with 21 sc evenly along each side, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, with 3 sc in each 2nd sc of corner, sl st to first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc, with 3 sc in each 2nd sc of corner, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Seaming

With yarn needle, seam 9 Blocks in a 3×3 format.

Border

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Round 1: Join color A with sl st in any 2nd sc of corner of blanket, ch 1, work 3 sc at each corner with 83 sc evenly along each side, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Working in front lps only, reverse sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc.

Round 3: Working in remaining back lps from round 1, ch 1, sc in each sc, with 3 sc in each 2nd sc of corner, sl st to first sc.

Rounds 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, with 3 sc in each 2nd sc of corner, sl st to first sc.

Round 6: Working in front lps only, reverse sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc.

Round 7: Working in remaining back lps from round 5, ch 1, sc in each sc, with 3 sc in each 2nd sc of corner, sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color A with sl st in any sc after a 3-sc corner, ch 1, sc in same sc, *[sk 2 sc, fan in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc] to 3-sc corner, sk 1 sc, fan in 2nd sc of corner, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * 3 times more, except sl st to first sc on final repeat.

Round 9: Sl st in next dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] around, ch 3, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends carefully.

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