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Candy Coated Cable Crochet Baby Blanket

mustang Candy Coated Cable Crochet Baby Blanket

Sweet as pie and one of the more unique crochet baby patterns around, the Candy Coated Cable Crochet Baby Blanket is the perfect addition to any little girl's nursery. With a blended array of pastel colors and rings of watermelon pink, it's the perfect color scheme for a bouncing baby girl. Plus, the combination of cable stitch rows spreading from the center, and the lacy design within the rest of the round baby blanket give it plenty of texture. We guarantee this crochet baby blanket will be cherished forever.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Simply Soft Yarn: 2 skeins of Blackberry (0005) and 7 skeins of Tapestry (0001)
  • Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"
  • Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = double crochet
Forward Pass = Working from right to left, hold working yarn behind work, skip first vertical bar (at edge of  piece), *insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop; repeat from * across, keeping all loops on hook
sc = single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch

MEASUREMENTS
Finished Blanket measures approximately 38"/96.5cm diameter

GAUGE:
Rounds 1–4 measures about 4"/10cm diameter.
In double crochet, 12 sts and 7 rows = 4"/10cm.
Gauge is not critical for this project.


NOTES
1. Blanket is worked in joined rounds. Only turn at the end of the first few rounds as instructed. FPdc stitches should always be worked on the RS of the piece.
2. To change color when joining a round; insert hook in first stitch of round, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off old color.

INSTRUCTIONS:
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc, TURN—8 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc, TURN—16 sc.
Round 3 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st as join, ch 2, sk next sc, *3 dc in next sc, ch 2, sk next sc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—24 dc and 8 ch-2 sp.
Round 4: Ch 3, FPdc around next dc (center dc of 3-dc group), dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—16 dc, 8 FPdc and 8 ch-2 sp.
Round 5: Ch 3, *FPdc around next FPdc dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc and change to B—8 FPdc, 40 dc, and 16 ch-1 sp.
Round 6: With B, ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next  ch-1 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—16 FPdc and 80 dc.
Round 7: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc and change to A—16 FPdc, 32 dc, and 16 ch-1 sp.
Round 8: With A, ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—16 FPdc, 80 dc and 32 ch-1 sp.
Round 9: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, sk next ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, dc in next dc, sk next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—32 FPdc and 64 dc.
Round 10: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, ch 2, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, ch 2, sk nextdc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc and change to B—32 FPdc, 32 dc, and 32 ch-2 sp.
Round 11: With B, ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—32 FPdc, 64 dc and 32 ch-1 sp.
Round 12: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc and change to A—32 FPdc, 64 dc and 32 ch-1 sp.
Round 13: With A, ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last dc, dc in last dc; join with sl st in first dc—32 FPdc and 96 dc.
Round 14: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—32 FPdc, 64 dc and 32 ch-2 sp.
Round 15: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—32 FPdc and 160 dc.
Round 16: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around next dc; repeat from * around to last dc, dc in last dc; join with sl st in beginning ch and change to B—64 FPdc and 128 dc.
Rounds 17 and 18: With B, repeat Rounds 10 and 11; change to A at end of Round 18—64 FPdc, 128 dc and 64 ch-1 sp.
Rounds 19–23: With A, repeat Rounds 12–16; change to B at end of Round 23—128 FPdc and 256 dc.
Rounds 24 and 25: With B, repeat Rounds 10 and 11; change to A at end of Round 25—128 FPdc, 256 dc and 128 ch-1 sp.
Rounds 26–30: With A, repeat Rounds 12–16; do not change color at the end of Round 30—256 FPdc and 512 dc.
Round 31: With A, repeat Round 10 and change to B at end of round—256 FPdc, 256 dc, and 256 ch-2 sp.
Rounds 32 and 33: With B, repeat Rounds 11 and 12; change to A at end of Round 33—256 FPdc, 512 dc and 256 ch-1 sp.
Rounds 34 and 35: With A, repeat Rounds 13 and 14—256 FPdc, 512 dc and 256 ch-2 sp.
Round 36: Ch 3, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first dc—256 FPdc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

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