This #dainty, #textured blanket is the #perfect #gift for those soon-to-be bundles of joy. It’s a fairly #simple #pattern to follow and moves quickly once you recognize the repetitive pattern. I made two of these with for my friends’ twin girls and I differentiated them by changing the main color.

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

DC – double crochet

SL ST – slip stich

MC – Main Color

CC – Contrast Color

RS – Right side

WS – Wrong side

Size:

32x40in

Gauge:

9 sts = 2 inches; 3 sc rows and 2 dc rows = 2 inches

Materials:

· Fine baby weight yarn (#2) for all colors – Bernat Softee Baby

· 2 skeins (191 yards) of MC

· 1 skein (191 yards) of each CC (4 skeins total). I used Lilac, Baby Blue, Yellow and Green

· Size G / 6 / 4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern:

Beginning chain-3 counts as first double crochet. Work over MC when not in use and pick up when needed.

Row 1 RS: With MC, CH 143, DC in 4th CH from hook and in each CH across, changing color to CC1 in last ST made, turn. Drop MC (141 DC)/

Row 2: CH 1, SL ST in first ST, [DC in next St, SL ST in next ST] across, turn. Fasten off CC1. Pick up MC. (71 SL ST, 70 DC)

Row 3: Working this row in back loops, CH 3, DC in each ST across, changing to CC2 in last ST made. Drop MC (141 DC).

Row 4: CH 1, SL ST in first ST, [DC in next ST, SL ST in next ST] across, turn. Fasten off CC2. Pick up MC. (71 SL STs, 70 DC)

Row 5-110: Working in color sequence of CC1. CC2, CC3, CC4, repeat rows 3 & 4 alternately.

Row 111: Working this row in back loops, CH 3, DC in each ST across, turn. (141 DC)

Rnd 112: Now working in rounds, CH1, SL ST in first ST, DC in next ST, [SL ST in next ST or in end of next row, DC in next ST or in end of next row] round with (SL ST, DC) in each corner, join with SL ST in beg SL ST. Tie off. Weave in ends.