Original pattern by Wormie
2 colors baby weight yarn (I used white and pink Baby Coordinates)
Double Crochet Base Stitch (click here for video instructions)
Double Crochet (DC)
V-Stitch – Double crochet, chain 2, Double crochet (all in same stitch)
Cluster - (click here for video instructions)
Single Crochet (SC)
Finished blanket is approx 23” x 28”
Row 1) Use Double Crochet Base Stitch to create a starting row 91 stitches long.
Row 2) Chain 3 (counts as first DC), DC in next stitch. Skip next stitch, **V-stitch in next, skip 2 stitches**, repeat ** across row to last 2 stitches. DC in each of last 2 stitches. Turn.
Row 3) Chain 3 (counts as first DC), DC in next Stitch, chain 1, **cluster in next V-stitch, chain 2**, repeat ** across to last 2 stitches. DC in each of last 2 stitches. (At end of row 3 I changed from white to pink yarn. If you want to change colors, do so with last pull through of last DC in row 3. Cut the white yarn and work the end in as you work
row 4. Turn
Row 4) With pink yarn chain 1 (counts as first SC). SC in next DC, SC in top of cluster, 2 SC in space between clusters. Continue SC across the row. At last SC change back to white yarn. (cut the pink yarn and work the tail in as you work row 5). Turn.
Row 5) With white yarn chain 3 (counts as first DC), DC across row. Turn
Row 6) repeat row 2.
Row 7) repeat row 3
Row 8) repeat row 4.
Row 9) Repeat row 5
Continue this pattern working rows 5-9 fourteen more times.
At end of row 64 do not change color or turn work. Continue working with pink yarn, doing SC around remaining 3 sides (along long sides of the blanket, place 2 SC in the side of each DC and 1 sc in each sc. Work 3 SC in each corner stitch. After working perimeter of blanket, join w/ slip stitch to first sc of row 64.
Border: For the border I used my Loopy Edging (click here for photo instructions):
With pink yarn chain 7, skip next 4 DC, SC in next stitch. **chain 7, dc in 5th sc**, repeat around entire perimeter of blanket joining with slip stitch to base of first arch.
Working in same row under the first arch, slip stitch into next 2 sc. Remove the hook and pull the loop through to the back side of the arch. **Chain 7, pulling chain to the front of your work sc in center stitch of first arch.** Repeat this pattern all the way around the perimeter creating an interwoven arched border.
This blanket can be made in a solid color yarn, or have fun by experimenting with the stripe pattern by changing the color on the V-stitch or cluster-stitch row.
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Note - pattern corrected - Thank you for your comment, Cortney!