Moving right along with Hannah Kate’s Baby blanket, we are on Week 3 of the CAL. I called my friend to check on Hannah and she’s doing well. She’s now weighs 3 lbs 1 oz. Still tiny but making progress. Speaking of progress, how are you doing with the blanket? I’ve seen a couple of sneak peaks and the colors are amazing.
Let’s get started with Week 3 now!
- Bernat Softee Baby Stripes, #3 Light Weight, 100 % Acrylic, 287 yards/120 grams. Colorway: Bright Future Stripes. Technically you will need only 4 balls to complete the blanket, but I used 5 so that I could purposely make the edging solid all the way around and took out those colors from the extra ball.
- G Hook/4.0mm
- Tapestry Needle
ch – chain
blo – back loop only
dc – double crochet
flo – front loop only
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip st
Gauge: 18 dc and 9 rows = 4″
Finished Measurements: 32″ x 32″
3dc cl (3 double crochet cluster): YO, insert hook in specified stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2 times, YO pull through remaining 4 loops on the hook. Here is a video tutorial.
X-St (X-Stitch): Skip next indicated 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in first skipped st.
- Ch 3 is considered first st in the row. Check out the alternative to the ch 3. I think you’ll love it.
- Ch 1 is not considered the first st in the row.
- Multiples of 3 plus 2
Each week the MAIN Page of the CAL will update to keep you on track.
Just as a side note, all Crochet-Alongs can be found on the home page under the Crochet-Along Menu. Hover over it, and you’ll see a drop-down menu appear.
Hannah Kate’s Baby Blanket Schedule
Week 1/September 20th – Supply List
Week 2/September 28th – Rows 1-26
Week 2/September 29th – Rows 1-26 Stitch Diagram
Week 3/October 5th – Rows 27-48 (Current Week)
Week 4/October 12th – Rows 49-61 and edging
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Let’s get started on the pattern.
Row 27: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, X-St (See Special Stitches) across until last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (44 X-sts, 6 dc)
Row 28: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dc in next (dc, ch-1 sp, dc) across, until last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (138 dc)
Rows 29-38: Repeat Rows 27-28
Row 39: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc cl (See Special Stitches) in next st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc cluster in next st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (44 clusters, 6 dc)
Row 40: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * across until last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 sts, dc in top of ch 3, turn. (138 dc)
Rows 41-48: Repeat Rows 39 and 40.
Do not fasten off. The instructions for the next part of the pattern will post on October 12th!