I am lucky enough to have 7 Great Nieces and Nephews but soon there will be ----
And the little one's Mummy thinks it is going to be a boy!
It is due in January -- not very long after little Gilberto.
So I had a break from dreaming about our Grandson's arrival, and had a little think about a Brand New Great Nephew!
A blanket big enough for a car seat or cuddle on cold January days when he is saying "Hello" to the world!
I love this pattern and have used it many times
If you want to enjoy it too here it is---
And if you are worrying it might be a little girl it looks just as pretty in pink!
Size 4.00 hook
I worked with Stylecraft Double Knitting yarn as it is so easy to wash and use.
Row 1: Ch 126, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st sc, *Skip 3 sc, (sc, ch 3, 3dc) in next sc, Rep* across to last 4 sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in lastsc. (31 shells complete across)
Row 3: Ch 3 turn, 3 dc in 1st sc, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each chain space across. ending with sc in last space
Repeat row 3 approximately 55 rows or to whatever size blankie you require.
Last Row: Ch 3 turn, 2 sc in ch-sp, *sc in sc, sc in next dc, skipnext dc, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-sp. Repeat from * across tolast shell, do not skip middle dc of last shell. (123 sc across)
Working in Rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 1 turn, 3 sc in 1st sc, [ *sc in each sc, rep *across, 3sc in last sc, * (3 sc in ch-sp, sc in sc) rep * across, working infree loops of beginning chain, 3 sc in 1st ch, sc in each chacross,] 3 sc in last, Rep * around, last round rep between [ ] .sl st to 1st sc, (changing
colors here if using contrasting colors)
Rnd 2-3: With white, ch 1, sc around with 3 sc in corners, sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, do not turn, *skip sc, sc, ch 2, rep * around sl st in1st sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, *sc in ch-sp, sc in sc around with 3sc in corners. Rep * around.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) skip 3 sc, rep * around sl st to1st sc. Finish Off
If you have any problems please email me and I will be only too glad to help