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Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 11)

15.Oct.20 / Kirsten Ballering
The pattern for the Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 11) 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
    • crab st: crab stitch: crochet a sc, then work a sc in the stitch to the right of the previous stitch. This causes the stitch to roll up on itself
    • 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 part 11
    Rainbow version part 11

    Techniques

    Crab Stitch

    Click here for the tutorial about the crab stitch.

    Crochet pattern

    Edging foundation round (Round 140)


    Although I am quite enamoured by intricate edgings, I do feel there always needs to be some balance between the edging and body of a blanket. If one’s very intricate, the other should be relatively simple and vice versa. Since the body of our blanket is filled with different stitches, I’m going for a rather straightforward edging.

    The original blanket had a couple of rows of hdc all around. I’ve tweaked the original edging a little bit, and added one new final stitch: the crab stitch. It’s a fun stitch to learn and a great way to finish off this blanket. Before we get to the crab stitch, we will need a couple of rows of hdc though to get some ‘body’ to the edging. Follow me!


    Where to place those stitches?

    In the next round you will crochet in the side of rows. Some rows are higher than others, consisting of hdc, or dc for example. You will find that if you crochet 1 hdc in the side of each row, your stitches will start to lean. So you will need to compensate with extra stitches. The exact placement of where you place these extra stitches is not very important. That’s why I will give you the number of stitches per section, rather than the exact placement. It would make for a very complex and long pattern, and the point of this edging is rather to keep it practical.

    Crocheting in or around a stitch

    When crocheting in the side of a row, you can choose between crocheting IN the post of the stitch (inserting your hook in the post), or around the post of the stitch (inserting your hook in the space between the post of the first and second stitch of a row). Both methods are fine and depend on what you think looks best. It will not matter for the sizing or integrity of this blanket.

    Note: You will be working this round on the RS, not the WS. So make sure the blanket is facing with the RS towards you, and start in the upper left corner of the blanket. You will be working along the left long side of the blanket towards the bottom left corner at first.

    Note 2: For this edging, it does not matter how many stitches you have in your border, as the moss stitch is a repeat of a single stitch. So if you end up with a few stitches more or less in Round 140, that’s perfectly fine. The most important thing is that your blanket lies flat and is not ruffling or pulling on the edge.


    Round 140 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in the left side of Row 139. Ch1, and work in this order:

    • 12 hdc in Star stitch Section, (over 9 rows)
    • 11 hdc in Striped section (over 10 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Wave section (over 4 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 4 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Herringbone stitch section (over 8 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Shell section (over 6 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Popcorn section (over 5 rows)
    • 3 hdc in Granny section (over 2 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Surface crochet section (over 7 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 5 rows)
    • 7 hdc in Granny section (over 5 rows)
    • 13 hdc in Popcorn section (over 12 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Catherine wheel section (over 6 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Shell section (over 7 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 6 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Granny section (over 5 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 4 rows)
    • 13 hdc in Larksfoot section (over 8 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Striped section (over 5 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Bobble section (over 6 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Wave Section (over 6 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Granny section (over 4 rows)
    • 11 hdc In Popcorn section (over 9 rows)

    Ch2, 145hdc across the beginning-chain, ch2,

    • 11 hdc in Popcorn section (over 9 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Granny section (over 4 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Wave Section (over 6 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Bobble section (over 5 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Striped section (over 5 rows)
    • 13 hdc in Larksfoot section (over 8 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 4 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Granny section (over 5 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Puff stitch section (over 6 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Shell section (over 7 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Catherine wheel section (over 6 rows)
    • 13 hdc in Popcorn section (over 12 rows)
    • 7 hdc in Granny section over (5 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Puff Stitch section (over 6 rows)
    • 8 hdc in Surface crochet section (over 7 rows)
    • 3 hdc in Granny section (over 2 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Popcorn section (over 5 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Shell section (over 6 rows)
    • 9 hdc in Herringbone stitch section (over 8 rows)
    • 6 hdc in Puff Stitch section (over 4 rows)
    • 5 hdc in Wave section (over 4 rows)
    • 11 hdc in Striped section (over 10 rows)
    • 12 hdc in Star stitch section, (over 9 rows)

    Ch2, 145hdc across Row 139, ch2, join with ss in first st of round, cut yarn. [145 hdc on both short sides, 184 hdc on both long sides]

    Edging rounds (rounds 141-148)

    From here on, you’ll only work on the RS rows. This means that the blanket will face you with the front side throughout the edging.

    Round 141 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 184hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 145hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 184hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 145hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [147 hdc on both short sides, 186 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 142 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 186hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 147hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 186hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 147hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [149 hdc on both short sides, 188 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 143 (RS) Join Colour D (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 188hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 149hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 188hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 149hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [151 hdc on both short sides, 190 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 144 (RS) Join Colour D (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 190hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 151hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 190hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 151hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [153 hdc on both short sides, 192 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 145 (RS) Join Colour E (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 192hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 153hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 192hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 153hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [155 hdc on both short sides, 194 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 146 (RS) Join Colour E (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 194hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 155hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 194hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 155hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [157 hdc on both short sides, 196 hdc on both long sides]

    Round 147 (RS) Join Colour Q (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in same corner space, 196hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 157hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 196hdc, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next corner space, 157hdc, join with ss to first hdc. Cut yarn. [159 hdc on both short sides, 198 hdc on both long sides]

    Your last round of stitches will consist of the Crab Stitch. The Crab Stitch is a special stitch. Instead of being worked from right to left, it’s worked from left to right. This means that the stitch will fold and turn over itself, creating a unique little ‘roll’. I find it to be the perfect stitch to finish a blanket.

    Round 148 (RS) Join Colour U (A) with a ss in top left corner, ch1, 1sc to the right of your ss in top left corner space (first crab st made), 159crab st, (1crab st, ch2, 1crab st) in top-right corner space, 198crab st, (1crab st, ch2, 1crab st) in bottom-right corner space, 159crab st, (1crab st, ch2, 1crab st) in bottom-left corner space, 198crab st, 1crab st, ch2, join with ss in first crab st. Cut yarn. [161 crab sts on both short sides, 200 crab sts on both long sides]

    Fasten off, weave in all ends.

    Block your blanket to size and to straighten out the edges. If you’re not familiar with blocking, I have written a complete tutorial on my blog which you can find here.

    Diagram

    Diagram part 11

    Diagram 1

    Key part 11

    Diagram 2

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