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Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 10)

15.Oct.20 / Kirsten Ballering
The pattern for the Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 10) is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak maar Raak shop.

Materials

See part 1 for yarn and hook requirements.

    Notes

    • Don't forget: Blue colour codes are for the Rainbow version!

    Abbreviations

    • ch: chain
    • hdc: half double crochet
    • RS: Right Side
    • sc: single crochet
    • ss: slip stitch
    • WS: Wrong Side

    Repeat formats

    • *….; rep from * once/twice/3x Crochet the instructions after * and then repeat that section a further number of times as indicated.
    • (…) once/twice/3x Crochet the instructions between brackets the total number of times indicated.
    • […] Indicates the amount of stitches at the end of a row or round.
    • (…) in same st/sp Indicates that all instructions between brackets are worked in the same stitch or space.

    Colour layout

    Pastel version week 10
    Rainbow version part 10

    Techniques

    Star Stitch

    Click here for the tutorial about the star stitch.

    Crochet pattern

    Stripes section 3 (rows 122-130)

    Just like the previous stripes section, this will be a nice part for TV crochet. Just 145 hdc’s, every row!

    Row 122 (WS) Join Colour C (V) with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 123 (RS) 145hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 124 (WS) Join Colour E (W) with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 125 (RS) Join Colour C (V) with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 126 (WS) Join Colour E (W) with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 127 (RS) 145hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 128 (WS) Join Colour C (V) with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 129 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 130 (WS) 145hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Star Stitch section (rows 131-139)

    The Star Stitch (or Marguerite Stitch) is a beautiful, modern addition to this blanket. It’s the final new stitch you are going to be doing in the body of this blanket. The stitch pattern is moderately challenging but as we’re nearing the end of this blanket I’m confident that you are able to do this! The Star Stitch is made by pulling up loops from various stitches, including the ‘eye’ and ‘leg’ of the previous Star Stitch. This creates a very dense stitch. It’s also worked over two rows to create one star, just like the Catherine Wheel is. On the RS rows, you will create the bottom ‘points’ of each star, and on the WS rows you will create the top ‘points’. Because of this, the stitch also lines out neatly with the previous row of Star Stitches instead of slightly shifting like other stitches tend to do. It’s a good check to see if you’re still crocheting in the right stitches!

    Row 131 (RS) Join Colour S (V) with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as hdc + ch1), insert hook in second ch from hook, yarn over, pull up loop, insert hook in third ch from hook, yarn over, pull up loop, insert hook in stitch at base of ch3, yarn over, pull up loop, (insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) for each of the next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch1 (first Star Stitch made), ch1. *Insert hook in eyelet of previous star stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, insert hook in last spoke of previous star stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, insert hook in stitch at base of last spoke of previous star stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, (insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch2; repeat from * another 70 times, 1hdc in same stitch as final spoke of last star, ch2, turn. [72 Star stitches, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 146 stitches in total]

    It’s important not to forget the extra chain in between Star Stitches. That will help you keep this stitch as stretchy as the other parts of your blanket.

    The final hdc that you crochet in the last star spoke is to give this row-end a foundation for the edging that we will work next week. Ideally, you would have 144 or 146 stitches in this blanket to make the perfect Star Stitch row with the last hdc in a separate stitch, but we don’t. So we’re solving it this way! Don’t worry, you won’t see it in the blanket.

    Row 132 (WS) Skip first hdc, (2hdc in eyelet of star) 72 times, 1hdc in third ch of begin-ch3, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 133 (RS) With Colour H (W), repeat Row 131. [72 Star stitches, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 146 stitches in total]

    Row 134 (WS) Repeat Row 132. [145 hdc]

    Row 135 (RS) With Colour I (B), repeat Row 131. [72 Star stitches, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 146 stitches in total]

    Row 136 (WS) Repeat Row 132. [145 hdc]

    Row 137 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 144hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 138 ( WS) 145hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

    Row 139 (RS) 145hdc, cut yarn. [145 hdc]

    Weave in all ends.

    The blanket measures approximately 74cm (29in) in width and 104cm (41in) in height, and should be quite stretchy. It’s okay if some rows pull slightly inwards or outwards more than others (like the Larksfoot section, Bobble section or the Star Stitch section). We’ll fix that with blocking later.

    Continue with part 11 of the pattern.

    Diagram

    Diagram part 10

    Diagram 1

    Key part 10

    Diagram 2

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