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Crochet Lacy Baby Blanket

Create a delicate and intricate baby blanket using the art of crocheting. This project involves using a lacy pattern to achieve a soft and elegant look for the blanket. By carefully selecting the yarn and crochet hook size, you can customize the blanket to suit your preferences in terms of color and texture. The lacy design adds a touch of sophistication to the blanket, making it a perfect gift for a newborn or a lovely addition to a nursery. Whether you are an experienced crocheter looking for a new challenge or a beginner eager to learn a new technique, creating a lacy baby blanket is a rewarding and enjoyable project that will bring joy to both the maker and the recipient.

Finished Size: Approximately 36 by 28 inches

Materials:

Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops & Threads, 1 ball (1263 yds/1154 m)

Boye Steel Hook Size 1 (note that I used a much smaller hook than recommended for this yarn as I wanted to achieve tighter stitches. I think the pattern looks pretier that way).
Abbreviations

ch chain(s)

sc single crochet(s)

dc double crochet(s)

sl st slip stitch

hdc half double crochet(s)

( ) contains explanatory information

{ } work all enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated

* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as indicated or as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them

When I refer to shell(s) in this pattern, I mean 3 dc made in same space.
Ch 146 loosely.

Row 1: 3 dc in 6th ch from the hook, skip 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch* 12 times, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch. Chain 2, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in next dc, skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, dc in last dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: same as Row 2.

Row 4: dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (it’s the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: dc in next dc, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6: same as Row 5.

Row 7: 3 dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 12 times, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 through 7 additional 14 times, until you have 91 rows in total.

In the last row don’t make last ch 2 and do not turn.

Trim

Round 1:

Working in end of rows: *ch 1, hdc* in each space across. Make {ch 1, hdc} three times into the corner space.

Wave in the short tail of yarn from the beginning chain.

Working in original chain: *ch 1, hdc into next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space* across. (You must have 5 hdc per one pattern repeat). Make {ch 1, hdc} three times into the corner space.

Working in end of rows: *ch 1, hdc* in each space across. Make {ch 1, hdc} three times in the corner space.

Working into the last row: *ch 1, hdc into 2nd dc of next shell, ch 1, hdc into space between two shells, ch 1, hdc into 2nd dc of next shell, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space, ch 1, hdc into ch-3 space* across. (You must have 5 hdc per one pattern repeat). Make {ch 1, hdc} two times in the corner space. Make a sl st to join with the first hdc.

Round 2:
Ch 4, *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

Make first corner in the following way: dc in ch-1 space between 1st and 2nd hdc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1.

Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

Make second corner in the following way: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1.

Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

Make third corner in the same way as first corner.

Continue crocheting *dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across.

In the last corner, make (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space. Ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 to join.

Round 3:
Make a round of crab stitches the following way: 1 crab stitch into each ch-1 space and 2 crab stitches into corner spaces. Sl st into space between 2 dc of Round 2.

Round 4:
Make loose ch grabbing each dc of Round 2 around. Sl st into first ch to join.


Fasten off.

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