Saturday, July 14, 2012

~ a round baby blankie (aka the ferris wheel blanket) ~


Materials:
- 12 oz. 4-ply worsted weight acrylic total (I had forgotten to weigh each color - this is why the pattern is written without color changes)
- J hook

Size:  32" across

Notes:
- this pattern is written without the color changes
- this blanket is a little ruffley towards the end
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds 1 & 2 do not count as a stitch

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 13 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (13 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (26 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3.  *skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 4:  Sl st into ch-3 space, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-3 space around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3. 

Rnd 5:  Sl st into next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc, ch 2.  (3 dc, ch 2) in middle dc of each 3 dc cluster around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Sl st into next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc, ch 1, dc in ch-2 space, ch 1.  *3 dc in middle dc of next 3 dc cluster, ch 1, dc in ch-2 space, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 7:  Sl st into next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1.  *3 dc in middle dc of next 3 dc cluster, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 8:  Sl st into next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 1) in middle dc of each 3 dc cluster around.  Join as before.

Rnds 9 - 10:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 11:  Repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 12:  Sl st into next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1.  *3 dc in middle dc of next 3 dc cluster, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 13:  Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnds 14 - 17:  Repeat Rnd 8.

Rnds 18 - 19:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 20:  Repeat Rnd 6.

Rnds 21 - 24:  Repeat Rnd 12.

Rnd 25:  Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnds 26 - 28:  Repeat Rnd 8.

Rnd 29:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 

Rnd 30:  Sl st into next sc, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc.  *4 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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47 comments:

  1. New header! I like it. Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. Nice and cute ....love it ....thanks for the pattern.Have a good weekend!

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  3. beautiful blanket Debi. Hope your having a great weekend hun.

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  4. It's beautiful! I'm going to put a link to your pattern on the page I have for links to round afghans.

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    1. That will be great Sharon - thanks. :)

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  5. It's gorgious, thanks for sharing the pattern!
    Esther.

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  6. Really wonderful dear Debi..:)) Thank you very much for the pattern..
    Happy Sunday...:))

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  7. It's beautiful Debi, thank you for sharing the pattern :)

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  8. Lovely blanket Debi. I do so like the colours. Hope you're having a fab weekend :)

    Ruby x

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  9. Hi debi what wonderful colours on the blanket. I have a question before I buy some red heart online somewhere how easy is it to work with and is it soft.

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    1. Thanks Rob. Red Heart Super Saver is easy to work with. It is a worsted weight, 4-ply acrylic that is washable and dryable and it has a great range of colors. Some of the colors will be soft and some of the colors will not be soft. When I'm done crocheting something and it is stiff and scratchy - I just run it through the dryer with a damp towel and it will come out soft as butter. It's also a very economical yarn - it's around $2.99 for a 7 ounce solid color skein or a 5 ounce variegated skein. :)

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    2. Thanks debi now I feel alittle more comfortable ordering some.

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    3. I was really nervous About trying something new But when I got started I said Wow This is so easy and so beautiful Thank you for sharing such a delightful pattern And I can't wait to see how it going to finish Thanks again

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  10. Oh Debi, I love this. How sweet, so colorful and joyful. Just perfect for wrapping a bundle! Thanks for the pattern.

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  11. That would look really good as a tree skirt too! Great pattern Debi!

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  12. Wonderful work, debi! All the compliments are so well deserved!

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  13. I have come to the conclusion that you crochet in your sleep, LOL. Thank you for sharing another pretty pattern. I've got so many of your patterns on my to-do list I am wondering if I will ever get them all done.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  14. Great color and blanket! Thanks for sharing the pattern...would love to try it!

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  15. This is going to be my Olympics project! Thanks for the pattern! I found it on Pintereat.

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  16. This is the prettiest round blanket I've ever seen, Debi! Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern!

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  17. Debi, I wanted to thank you Soooo much for this easy to follow pattern. I have been crocheting when we go on short car trips and I am almost done. I am making the pattern for my mother who is in a nursing home and is confined to a wheelchair. Small round crochet blankets are the BEST for people in wheel chairs because they don't get caught in the wheels and there are no corners to drag on the floor either. Thank you again. I will be making more of these!!!

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    1. You're very welcome - I'm glad you like it, and I hope your Mom likes it too. :)

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  18. Thank you all so much. (sorry so late posting this) :)

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  19. The baby blanket is very pretty, however, I have great difficulty following the instructions in this fancy writing.

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  20. i saw an ad on facebook i dont usually click them but glad i did now it brought me to something then saw this i am a recent beginner and thought wow never read a pattern before only crochet by you tube videos and i surprised myself started and just finished it thanks very much for posting this i certainly would do this again :)

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  21. This is so beautiful. Thanks for the pattern!

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  22. ooooooooooooo i love this. I can't wait to try it

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  23. I am a novice and just learned to crochet. Sorry to sound stupid but are the dc's done into the top of a dc instead of the spaces that I have used in granny afghan?
    Beautiful blanket :)

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    1. Hi Maz. You don't sound stupid - that's a good question. The 3 dcs are worked into the middle dc of the 3 dc group on the previous round. I hope that sounds right to you. If you click on the picture of the blankie, it will get a little larger and then you can see what I mean. :)

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    2. Thanks Debbie...that's what I thought but never tried that yet but here goes.
      Thank you.

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  24. I used your pattern!! Thank you!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152268969827359&set=a.10152134462282359.1073741830.627382358&type=1&theater

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    1. That's really neat Hilary. Thanks for showing it to me. (p.s. I shared it on my Facebook page.) :)

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  25. Found your site through All Free Crochet. Love your patterns and your blog. Now for my question~what rounds would you repeat if you wanted to make the blanket bigger? Don't have babies around so a bigger blanket would be better.

    Scorpie

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    1. Hi Scorpie. It wouldn't work to keep making this blankie bigger. The way it is now, it ruffles at the end. :)

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    2. Thanks so much for your reply. I kinda figured that would be the case(edge ruffles).

      Scorpie

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  26. Love this pattern but would like to make it bigger, just repeat the final rows?

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    1. Hi Baby Girl Carpenter. It wouldn't work to make this blankie bigger. The way it is now, it ruffles at the end.

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  27. Love this pattern. thanks for sharing

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  28. Can you tell us the finished size? Diameter?
    Very cute - can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi there. The blanket is 32" across. :)

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing. I love it! So beautiful! I also am happy to find your page and joined!

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