Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crochet Superstar Baby Blanket Tutorial - Part 1

PART 1

Crochet Superstar Baby Blanket Tutorial

So many of you have been writing me needing a bit of help with this pattern. It is poorly written and gave me some trouble too. The first afghan was made using Bernat Softee Baby ( which I Love for baby, but in this tutorial, I wanted you to see the stitches clearly so In This example I used:
Less than ½ skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in # 157 Pastel Yellow and 2 Strands of Hobby Lobby's Baby Bee, Sweet Delight Pomp in #2106 Sweetpea Held Together.
You use 2 Colors: MC = your main color
A = your contrasting color


Step 1: Chain 5 and join into a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch3 ( Will count as one of your dc here and from now on), 19dc in ring. Join to the top of beginning ch3. (20dc)



Rnd 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same space as last sl st. *Skip next sc (3dc, Ch3, 3dc) in next sc – shell made. Skip next sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around omitting sc at end of last rep. Join to first sc.


You should have 5 points. Count them now, and adjust this round.



Rnd 3: Sl st in the next 2 dc. Ch3 (counts as a dc) , 1 dcin next dc. *Shell in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next 2 dc. Skip next dc, sc and dc. ** 1 dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around ending at the **. Join Color A to the top of ch 3.





Rnd 4: With Color A, sl st in next dc. Ch3, 1 dc in next 3 dc. *Ch1, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp. Drop the loop from hook. Insert hook into first of 5 dc and pull dropped loop through – Bobble made. Ch3. Bobble in same ch-3 sp. Ch1, 1 dc in next 4 dc ** Skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc. Rep from * around ending at **. Join MC to top of ch3.

Note: After your second bobble, one of your dc will try and hide itself under the bobble. Make sure you have 4.




Rnd 5: With MC, sl st in next dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 dc *1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next bobble. Shell in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next bobble. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next 3 dc. ** Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * around ending at **. Join to top of ch 3.

Note: Make sure you have 8 dc on each side of your point. (8 dc, ch 3, 8 dc, skip 2)
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3 comments:

throw said...

Lovely pattern started...the joining edges are so beautifully done looks like the flutter of the butterfly.

nurse.foge said...

what size hook are you using?

Barbara Bradford said...

Sorry about that I used Size 4mm (U.S. G or 6)