The Amazing Grace Baby Blanket is the 8th pattern in the Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series! All of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series have the same signature stitch pattern and are dedicated to Cancer Awareness. This adorable baby blanket was designed for children and babies who are suffering or recovering from any illness or tragedy. Along with all the other Amazing Grace Free Patterns, I encourage you to make these for yourself and to pay it forward by donating a finished item to someone who is suffering or recovering from illness… It also makes great gifts and is fun and easy to make!!
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Worsted Weight Yarn – 5 Colors – 256 Yards Each
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I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps ~ 1 skein each White, Lime, Strawberry, Lavender and Aqua
Hook Size I
41″ x 38″
St – Stitch Sl St – Slip Stitch Sk – Skip Ch – Chain Sc – Single Crochet Dc – Double Crochet Hdc – Half Double Crochet
*Make 4 Strips -Approx. 7″ x 35″ each
Row 1: Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Sk 1 St, *(Sc, Ch 2, Sc) all in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 Sts(you will have skipped 2 Sts leaving 3 more stitches), make one more (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St, Sk 1, Sc in the last St. = 10 (Sc,Ch 2, Sc) spaces and 2 Scs
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Turn, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (shell made)*, Repeat * *across, Dc in last St. = 2 Dc and 10 Shells
Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, Sk 1 St, (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St (This is the center stitch of the shell), *Sk 2, (Sc, Ch2, Sc)in next St* Repeat * * 8 more times, Sk 1 St, Sc in last St. = 2 Sc and 10 (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) spaces.
Rows 4 – 69: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Row 70: Repeat Row 2 *Note the right side of the strip is now facing you… This is important for joining!
*Important* When joining make sure all the strips are facing the same direction with Row 70 for each strip at the top!
To Join: With white yarn and first 2 strips right sides up and strips next to each other, you will be working up the sides of the rows. Join with Sl St to bottom corner (row 1) of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St of 2nd Strip (See Photo).
Now to continue joining… *Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on Second strip(directly across from each other), Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of 2nd Strip (directly across from each other again)* See Photo. Repeat* * to top of strips. Sc in top of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in top of 2nd Strip. Finish off. *Make sure to Ch 1 after each Sc stitch to keep the joining stitches nice and flat. = 142 Sc total
Join other strips in the same manner.
With white yarn, Join with Sl St to top right corner of blanket.
Row 1: Ch 1, Sc in Same St, *Sc in each St across the top of the 1st strip (32 Sc per Strip), Sc 2 Sts evenly across the joining section*, Repeat * * across to 1st corner, (132 Sc across the top edge, not including Corner Sts), 3 Sc in 1st corner, Working down the side of rows, Sc 105 evenly to 2nd corner, Sc 3 in 2nd Corner, Sc 132 evenly across the bottom to corner, 3 Sc in 3rd corner, Sc 105 evenly up the side of rows to last corner, 2 Sc in 4th corner, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc to complete 4th corner. = 486 Sc
Row 2: Ch 2(counts as Hdc now and throughout), *Hdc in each St across to corner, 3 Hdc in corner*, Repeat * * Around, Ending with 3 Hdc in last corner. Join to beginning Ch 2 with Sl St. = 494 Hdc
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 = 504 Hdc
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 = 512 Hdc
Row 5: Ch 1, Sc in same St and each St across to corner, 3 Sc in corner, *Sc across to next corner, 3 Sc in corner*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl st to beginning Sc, finish off. = 520 Sc
Congratulations… You now have an Amazing Grace Baby Blanket!!!
*To modify this blanket into an adult size afghan,,, You can add more rows to each strip to obtain the desired length. And make as many strips as you like for the width!!
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