Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Janelle Blanket

As every hooker learns, once someone discovers your creative skills; you are going to get requests for gifts to give. Friends, family members even coworkers will ask you for a handmade blanket or cap to give to a new mom, a sick friend or as a "heirloom gift" to treasure.

It's always good to have a memory file of quick and easy crochet stitches that make for beautiful (not to mention quick) projects that can be completed in a weekend or so.

This was the case with The Janelle  Blanket that my daughter asked me to make for a school administrator's new baby.


What's a Mom to do?  (hint - you can't say no...)
You take the gifting needs as an opportunity to teach your child an easy stitch that makes for an easy, but memorable and thoughtful gift!





The Janelle Baby Blanket is full of texture and beauty.  Choose your own color scheme or use the one here to create a gift sure to be cherished.

Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0311 White, 0722 Pretty 'n Pink, 0373 Petal Pink and 0321 Gold
(appoximately 13oz of White, less than 7oz for ea accent color)

Size US H6/5.00mm Crochet Hook
Crochet Needle (for weaving in tails)

with White,
Chain 111,

___ ROW 1: DC-Inc in 3rd ch from hook, {skp ea of nxt 2 chs, (sc, DC-Inc) in nxt ch} 35 times, skp ea of nxt 2 ch, sc in lst st, TURN


___ ROW 2: ch-2, DC-Inc in first sc, {skp ea of nxt 2 DC, (sc, DC-Inc) in nxt st} 35 times, skp ea of nxt 2 DC, sc in turning chain of previous row.

___ ROWS 3-4: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 5: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 6-8: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 9: repeat ROW 2, 
changing to White on lst st

with White,
___ ROWS 10-11: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st


with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROW 12: repeat ROW 2, 
changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROWS 13-15: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st


with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROW 16: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st

with White,
___ ROWS 17-18: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 19: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 20-22: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 23: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st

with White,
___ ROWS 24-31: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 32: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 33-34: repeat ROW 2, changing to Gold on lst st

with Gold,
___ ROW 35: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 36-37: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 38: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st

with White,
___ ROWS 39-41: repeat ROW 2, changing to 
Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 42: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 43-44: repeat ROW 2, changing to Gold on lst st

with Gold,
___ ROW 45: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 46-47: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 48: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st


with White, 
___ ROWS 49-56: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st


with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 57: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st


with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 58-60: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 61: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st


with White, 
___ ROWS 62-63: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st


with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROW 64: repeat ROW 2, 
changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROWS 65-67: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st


with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROW 68: repeat ROW 2, changing to White on lst st


with White,
___ ROWS 69-70: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st


with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 71: repeat ROW 2, changing to Pretty 'n Pink on lst st

with Pretty 'n Pink,
___ ROWS 72-74: repeat ROW 2, changing to Petal Pink on lst st

with Petal Pink,
___ ROW 75: repeat ROW 2, 
changing to White on lst st

with White,
___ ROWS 76-79: repeat ROW 2

Finish off.






Finishing.  You can add any simple border of your choice.  I used single crochet, placing 3 single crochet stitches in each corner to keep the "corners" sharp.

 

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1 comment:

Gramzie said...

This is a very lovely afghan. Very soft and sweet!!
Thank you so much for sharing it!

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