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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Basketweave & Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Heres my pattern for the lovely baby blanket I made for my stall. It measures 24 inches by 28 inches.

You will need: 2 x 100g balls of DK Yarn in pale pink and 1 x 100g ball of DK in brighter pink.
Size 4mm circular knitting needle and a 4mm crochet hook.

Method: You will need to know how to crochet.

Cast on 130 stitches.

Rows 1 - 4: Knit 5, purl 5, repeat to end.
Rows 5 - 8: Purl 4, knit 5, repeat to end.
Rows 9 - 12: Knit 5, purl 5, repeat to end.
Rows 13 - 16: Change colour and work 4 rows in garter stitc.

Repeat Row 1 to 16 a second time.

Now work 12 rows in pale pink garter stitch.

Repeat from Row 1 to the 12th row in garter stitch until you have it the length you require. (Mine was 4 repeats - 64 rows)

Crochet edge: In brighter pink and size 4mm crochet hook, do a single crochet stitch all the way along each side. Then do a shell stitch along edge.

Single Crochet: Hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (2 stitches on hook), yarn over hook, pull through two stitches.

Shell Stitch: This is a half double crochet, 3 trebles, and a half double crochet all in the same stitch.
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