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Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 3)

15.Oct.20 / Kirsten Ballering
The pattern for the Baby Rainbow Sampler Blanket (part 3) 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.

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Notes

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

Abbreviations

  • begin-puff stitch: ch2, (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) 3x in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
  • ch: chain
  • ch-space: chain space: the space below the chain of the previous row, e.g. ch-1 space, ch-2 space etc.
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop) 4x in the same stitch, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
  • RS: Right side
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • 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 3
Rainbow version part 3

Techniques

Larksfoot stitch

Click here for the tutorial about the larksfoot stitch.

Puff Stitch

Click here for the tutorial about the puff stitch.

Crochet pattern

Larksfoot section 1 (rows 29-36)

The Larksfoot stitch is a fun way to have colours blend into each other. The middle stitch of every Larksfoot is crocheted 2 rows below, creating an exciting colour transition. The stitch consists of chains and double crochets, so it’s really simple. Let’s get started!

Row 29 (WS) Join Colour G (F) with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, *ch1, skip 1 st, 3dc; repeat from * another 33 times, ch1, 4dc, cut yarn, turn. [110 dc, 35 ch-1 spaces]

Row 30 (RS) Join Colour P (G) with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st, *1dc, 1dc in skipped st of Row 28 (this is what I call a ‘dropped dc’), 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st; repeat from * another 34 times, 2dc, turn. [35 dropped dc’s in Row 28, 74 dc, 36 ch-1 spaces]

One dropped dc and the dc’s on either side form a Larksfoot cluster. In the next row, you will crochet dc’s in all dc’s that you’ve made. Basically, you’re continuing the pattern but without the dropped stitch. The chain spaces that you’re creating in Rows 29 and 30 form the basis for the next row of Larksfoot clusters.

Row 31 (WS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space, *3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space; repeat from * another 34 times, skip final ch-1 space, 2dc, cut yarn, turn. [109 dc, 36 ch-1 spaces]

Row 32 (RS) Join Colour N (H) with a ss in first st, ch3 (counts as first dc), *1dc, 1dc in ch-1 space in Row 30, 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st; repeat from * another 34 times, 1dc, 1dc in ch-1 space 2 rows below, 2dc, turn. [36 dropped dc in Row 30, 74 dc, 35 ch-1 spaces]

Row 33 (WS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space, *3dc, ch1, skip ch-1 space; repeat from * another 33 times, 4dc, cut yarn, turn. [110 dc, 35 ch-1 spaces]

In the next row, try to work into the chains of the chain spaces rather than in the chain spaces. This looks more even.

Row 34 (RS) Join Colour A with a ss in first st, ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in every st and ch across, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

Row 35 (WS) 145hdc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

Row 36 (RS) 145hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

Puff Stitch section 1 (rows 37-40)

Puff stitches are the third way to create ‘bumps’ in your blanket, besides popcorns and bobbles. These stitches resemble bobbles a lot, but instead of almost finishing each stitch in the bobble, you make yarn overs to create volume. It results in a smaller, denser and puffier stitch (hence, puff stitch).

Row 37 (WS) Join Colour S (I) with a ss in first st, begin-puff stitch in same st, *ch1, skip 1 st, puff stitch; repeat from * another 70 times, ch1, skip 1 st, 1dc in last stitch, turn. [1 begin-puff stitch, 71 puff stitches, 72 ch, 1 dc]

If you look closely at your stitches, you can see that the chains you’re crocheting look like they’re laying on top of the puff stitches!

Row 38 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first dc), puff stitch in first ch-1 space, *ch1, skip 1 st, puff stitch in next ch-1 space; repeat from * another 70 times, 1dc in last puff stitch, cut yarn, turn. [72 puff stitches, 71 ch, 2 dc]

Row 39 (WS) Join Colour A with a ss in first dc, ch1, 1hdc in same st, *1hdc in next puff stitch, 1hdc in next ch; repeat from * another 70 times, 1hdc in final puff stitch, 1hdc in last dc, ch1, turn. [145 hdc]

Row 40 (RS) 145hdc, cut yarn, turn. [145 hdc]

Continue to part 4 of the pattern.

Diagram

Diagram part 3

Diagram 1

Key part 3

Diagram 2

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