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I finally finished this little blankie last night. I don't know what's been going on lately, but my crocheting has slowed down considerably. That's really strange for me, but I'm sure it'll pick back up again soon.
This blankie is crocheted with discontinued Red Heart Sparkling and Red Heart Jeweltones yarns. Both yarns are 4-ply worsted weight acrylics with sparklies. I used a 'J' hook and it measures 27" x 32".
The little motifs are just 3 rounds of dc:
~~The ch 2's do not count as a st.~~
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before. End off.
For the joining border, I used white and the flat braid method. The link to that is here:
You'll have to watch all 4 videos.
The 1st sc rnd will be an increase rnd with 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in the next 2 dc, 2 sc in the next dc - and so on. Then you will follow with the connecting chain method. The circles are connected by 4 loops on each side.
For the little fill-in squares: I used white and they are the beginning of a granny square, then a round of sc with the corners being (sc, ch 1, sc to the blanket, ch 1, sc) as I go.
Here are more pictures to help you through the joining and the little fill-in square.
Start with your 3 round dc circles -
add 1 increase round of sc. - 2 sc in the 1st dc, sc in each of next 2 dc - *2 sc in the next dc, sc in each of next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.
Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, ch 3, skip next sc. *sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. End off.
Now is a good time to weave in the ends.
Following the directions in the video (the link is above) join the 2nd circle by linking only 4 of the loops. Do that with however many circles you would like to make a strip.
For this demo - I am only doing a block of 4 circles.
When you are finished with your 1st strip, you will now be working on your 2nd strip. Join your 1st motif of the 2nd strip with 4 loops on the side. Notice the 2 free loops between the 2 sets of 4 joining loops on the 1st motif of the 1st strip. They are left open.
Now join your 2nd motif to 4 loops of the 1st motif of the 2nd strip. You will crochet 2 ch-3 loops, skip 2 loops on the 2nd motif of the 1st strip, join to 4 loops of the 2nd motif on the 1st strip and then finish the ch-3 loops around.
This is what is will look like when you are done.
Ch 4, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2) in the 4th ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Ch 1, sc in the same ch as the joining st, sc in the next 2 dc, (sc, ch 1) in the ch-2 corner space.
Sc around the sc of the joining loop. Ch 1.
Sc in the ch-2 corner space.
sc in the next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1) in the next ch-2 corner space.
sc around the sc of the joining loop. Ch 1.
Repeat the last 2 steps 2 more times.
Sc in the ch-2 corner space, join with a sl st to the 1st sc. End off.