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#1 laurah4200

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:35 PM

[IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2139/2070176395_b02937df76.jpg?v=0[/IMG]

Through Any Window Baby Blanket

With three different rows, this pattern will give you a tad more variety
while still preserving the simple mechanics and appearance of granny
blankets in the round.

Stitch wise, half double crochet (hdc) is used throughout to reduce stitch
gaps and each row alternates with either two or three hdc shells.

One of the most important changes is a ghost row of stitches without
intermittent chain spaces or skipped stitches. This row stabilizes the
structure of the blanket and helps to prevent warping and stretching of
the corners. To make this row blend in, the following row is done in
between the stitches to mimic the granny style.

If this ghost row of straight hdc stitches isn’t for you and prefer all rows
to be executed in the same classic granny square format scroll down for
the alternate version.

Tips: The center of the blanket starts as a circle and it is recommended
that the magic loop technique be used for this starting round.

The border detail is essentially an extended picot. To create a more
triangular picot shape, replace the second single crochet in the chain
loops with an hdc.

If the border curls, try turning the second row of the blanket and work a
wrong side row.

Check out the Through Any Window Baby Blanket CAL here on Crochetville
to see what other people are making with the same pattern!

Have a look at the Through Any Window Baby Blanket Tutorial if you’re having trouble with either pattern version.

Materials
Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft
5 oz/141g (459 yd/420m) [IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/laura_lynn_hanks/smallestlight-1.jpg[/IMG]
1 skein 920-184 melon (MC)
1 skein 920-103 bubblegum (A)
1 skein 920-099 cream (B)

Size H/8 -5.00mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Blunt end yarn needle

Skill Level [IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/laura_lynn_hanks/smallesteasy.jpg[/IMG]

Gauge: first five rounds = 4”

Finished Size 30” x 30”, not including picots.


Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl
st to second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st in to ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st,
2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end
ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp
as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3
hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc
in same sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1,
sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times
more, end ch 1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2
hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1, *hdc in next 2 sts, (2
hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last 2 sts
before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, ch
2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last ch-1 sp, join
rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6: with MC, sl st in next st, ch 2, working in between sts throughout
rnd, hdc in same sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk 2 st, 2 hdc in next st] to last 2
sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep
from * 3 times more, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st]
to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch
1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts,
(3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1
st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to
top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 6 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp,
sc in next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times,
end [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join
rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2,
sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times
more, end (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of
rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1
st, sc in next 2 sts] to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second
ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next
2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc
in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts] to last st,
ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.


Through Any Window Baby Blanket: Alternate Version

[IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2070176499_cf8d6b2a13.jpg?v=0[/IMG]

This version does not have a ghost row of straight hdc stitches and
follows a more standard shell and skipped stitches granny square formula
for every round.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with
a sl st to second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2
hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch
1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2. Rnd
3: with B, [sl st in next st] twice into ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as
ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3
hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc
in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp
as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3
hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc
in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in
same sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk
3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times
more, end ch 1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts,
[2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2] to last ch-1 sp, join round with a sl st to top of
ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as
ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3
hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end
ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in
ch-1 sp] to last ch-1 sp, end ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6: rep rnd 4

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch
1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts,
(3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1
st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to
top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 4 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp,
sc in next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times,
end [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join
rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2,
sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times
more, end (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of
rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1
st, sc in next 2 sts] to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second
ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next
2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc
in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts] to last st,
ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.

Corrections 02-29-08

© 2007 Laura Lynn Hanks

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#2 QueenOfCrochet

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:40 PM

That is gorgeous. :cheer Beautiful job! :clap Thank you for sharing your pattern. :manyheart
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

Thank you for sharing, its a gorgeous pattern.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

Thank you for posting the pattern ~ it is just beautiful and I can't wait to try it! :hug

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:29 PM

Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try this for my little one!

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:28 AM

Wow!! I just love the colors of your afghan!! And thank you for the pattern!!!:hug


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:40 AM

You take such incredible pictures with such intense color and contrast. I was blown away with your shot of the little Christmas light in the snow.

Thanks for posting them!

Oh and if you don't mind. Please tell me about your camera.

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#8 laurah4200

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:13 AM

You take such incredible pictures with such intense color and contrast. I was blown away with your shot of the little Christmas light in the snow.

Thanks for posting them!

Oh and if you don't mind. Please tell me about your camera.

Jimbo



Thanks for the compliments Jimbo!
The camera I use is a Canon PowerShot A530 5MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom. The automatic lens cap is broken and that's why a lot of my pictures have a dark upper right hand corner. In some pictures it acutally gives the photo a little shading and depth.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:02 AM

Thanks for sharing. It looks really beautiful!
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:33 AM

This is a very beautiful baby blanket. You did an amazing job! :yay Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:25 AM

I love this baby afghan!

Have a great day everyone!



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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:35 AM

Just a note --- you have two Row 3 in the first version and NO Row 3 in the second version. Do you want to move one down? This is a lovely pattern and I'm anxious to try it. Thank you for sharing.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:37 AM

Thank you for sharing your pattern, I can't wait to make one!
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:42 AM

Just a note --- you have two Row 3 in the first version and NO Row 3 in the second version. Do you want to move one down?


It's actually two Row 2's that she has in the 1st version.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:42 PM

I love this baby afghan:manyheart
Thanks so much for sharing your pattern.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:27 PM

Sorry guys! The cut and paste for the window always un-formats everything and I must have mixed things up. Hopefully the pattern is accurate now. Thank you for pointing the errors out to me!

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:46 PM

Printed off the corrected copy of pattern. :cheer:cheer:c9 I want so badly to start one before Christmas but I'm struggling to get WIP's finished as it is. So, on top of list for 2008!
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love the colors and it looks easy to do

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:04 AM

Your pattern is wonderful and it's so nice of you to share it. :manyheart

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:13 PM

What a beautiful baby afghan! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to try it!

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