There was big excitement among British crocheters last week… because the supermarket Aldi was selling yarn. A rare treat for those of us, who live in towns without yarn stores. So I, like many other, went along and of course, I bought some yarn. I picked up this lovely chenille baby yarn that is lovely and squishy and just perfect to crochet a little baby blanket or comforter.
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Yarn: Chunky/Bulky Chenille yarn 4 x 100 gr balls (I used Aldi Knit & Purl Baby Yarn – chunky (bulky) chenille yarn in group 5 that appears to be similar to Bernat Velvet yarn or Sirdar Smudge, if you don’t have an Aldi near by. Although you may have use a different hook and the size may be slightly different).
Size: Approx 65cm x 65cm
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
This blanket is worked in the round. Join each round with a slip stitch. Start each new round with a chain stitch, then work as instructed into the next available stitch. The chain stitch is not included in the stitch count.
[Stitches written into brackets like these are worked into the same stitches.]
Fptr – Front post treble crochet
Foundation: 4dc into mc.
Round 1: [2dc]. 4 times.
Round 2: [3dc], fptr over stitch in round below. 4 times.
Round 3: 1dc, [3dc], 1 dc, fptr over fptr in round below. 4 times.
Round 4: 2dc, [fptr, ch 1, fptr], 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below. 4 times
The pattern for the corners are highlighted in green bold.
Round 5: 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below, [3dc] into ch-1-sp, fptr over fptr in round below, 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below. 4 times.
Round 6: 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below, dc, [3dc], dc, fptr over fptr in round below, 2 dc, fptr over fptr in round below. 4 times.
Round 7: 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below, 2dc, [fptr, ch 1, fptr], 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below, 2dc, fptr over fptr in round below. 4 times.
Continue crocheting until the end of the yarn or you have reached the desired size.
Work fptrs over the fptr in the round below and dcs into dc, apart from at the corners, where you will continue the corner sequences as highlighted in bold above.
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