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April Flowers Baby Blanket-Part 1

Welcome to the first part of the April Flowers Baby Blanket CAL! In this part you will create the first 12 blocks for your blanket.  At the end of this part you should block all of your squares to make sure they are the same size.


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Difficulty:           Intermediate/Advanced

Finished Size:     76 cm x 112 cm / 30″ x 44″ AFTER BLOCKING

Materials needed:

Saffron (C1):                     60 grams             177 meters/193 yards  

Shrimp (C2):                      30 grams             88,5 meters/97 yards

Apple (C3):                        80 grams             236 meters/258 yards  

Wisteria (C4):                   30 grams             88,5 meters/97 yards

Pistachio (C5):                   50 grams             147,5 meters/161 yards

White (C6): 200 grams 590 meters/644 yards


Total:                               450 grams

Total yardage: approx.:    1328 meters/1450 yards

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the textured patternwork of your blanket and make sure your squares are the same size

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

BPHDC = back post half double crochet

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

BPDC = back post double crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols (This is only used for a full repeat, may contain smaller repeats)

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium length set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Special Stitches:

Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from back to front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your half double crochet as usual.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from front to back around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from back to front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Gauge:   4 half double crochet stitches and 2.5 rows = 1″ / 2.5 cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, it is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • CH 3 always counts as double crochet.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color; the first line in bold is always the total stitch count for the round (starting with the border, this excludes corner stitches). Below that, I included a stitch count per side (excluding corner stitches) and per corner too, in case you prefer it that way.
  • When working on the corners, always remember that there might be a hidden stitch hiding under the corner stitches which is the first stitch of the previous row
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!

Instructions

Square 1: (Make 12)

To Start: Start wiith C1 (Saffron)

MR or CH 5, SLST into first CH to form a ring.

Round 1: CH 2 (doesn’t count as a ST), 12 DC into the ring, join with a SLST to first DC (not CH 2!)

(12 DC)

Round 2: CH 2 (doesn’t count as a ST (Pic 1)), 1 DC in same ST (Pic 2), 1 FPDC around the same ST and CH 2 you just put a DC into (Pic 3), *1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around same ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 4)                                     

Fasten off.

(12 FPDC, 12 DC)

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Round 3: Join C2 (Shrimp) to any DC with a standing DC (Pic 1)

1 DC in next ST and 1 FPDC around same ST (FPDC) (Pic 2-3), {1 DC in next ST (DC), 1 DC in next ST and 1 FPDC around the same ST (FPDC)} 11 times, join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 4)

(12 FPDC, 24 DC)

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Round 4: SLST to next ST, SLST to FPDC, CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (Pic 1), SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next ST (Pic 2), SK 2 STS, {1 SC in next ST (Pic 3), SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS} 5 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 4)

Fasten off.

(6 SC, 6 Shells)

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Round 5: Join C3 (Apple) in any SC with a standing DC (Pic 1)

CH 1, SK next ST, 1 HDC in next ST (Pic 2), CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of shell) (Pic 3), CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 HDC in next ST (Pic 4), CH 1, SK 1 ST, {1 DC in next ST (SC) (Pic 5), CH 1, SK next ST, 1 HDC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of shell), CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 HDC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST} 5 times, join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 6)

(6 SC, 12 HDC, 6 DC, 24 x CH 1 SP)

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Round 6: CH 1, 2 HDC in same ST (Pic 1), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (HDC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP (Pic 2), 2 HDC in next ST (SC) (Pic 3), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (HDC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, {2 HDC in next ST (DC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (HDC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 2 HDC in next ST (SC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (HDC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP} 5 times, join with a SLST to first HDC (Pic 4)

(60 HDC)

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Round 7: {CH 5 (Counts as DC+CH 2 (Pic 1)), 2 DC} in same ST (corner) (Pic 2), 1 DC in next 2 STS (Pic 3), 1 HDC in next 2 STS (Pic 4), 1 SC in next 6 STS (Pic 5), 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS, [{2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC} in next ST (corner) (Pic 6), 1 DC in next 2 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 SC in next 6 STS, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS] 3 times, 1 DC in first corner (Pic 7), join with a SLST to 3rd CH of CH 5 (Pic 8)

Fasten off.

(24 SC, 16 HDC, 32 DC, 4 x CH 2 SP)

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Round 8: Join C6 (White) in any CH 2 corner SP with a standing DC (Pic1)

{CH 2, 2 DC} in same SP (corner) (Pic 2), 1 BPDC around each ST on side (Pic 3), [{2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC} in next CH 2 SP (corner) (Pic 4), 1 BPDC around each ST on side] 3 times, 1 DC in first CH 2 corner SP (Pic 5), join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 6)

Total: 16 DC, 72 BPDC, 4 x CH 2 SP

Per Side: 4 DC, 18 BPDC

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Round 9: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 1, [{2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC} in CH 2 corner SP (corner) (Pic 1), 1 HDC in each ST on side (Pic 2)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first HDC (Pic 3)

Fasten off, weave in all ends and block the squares.

Total: 104 HDC, 4 x CH 2 SP

Per Side: 22 HDC

Corner: 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC

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END OF PART 1.


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