Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baby Blanket :: Free Pattern





Hello Friends...some of you may remember last srping I was working on a blanket for my new little niece or nephew to be.  As promised, I've finally gotten around to completing the pattern for the baby blanket.  It's a fairly simple and quick project as the blanket is stoller/crib sized.  Although it can easily be modified to whatever size you like. 



Please kindly use this pattern for personal use only.  Please do not distribute with out my consent.  Pining of images are welcome, otherwise all images are copyright and may not be used without consent.  Thank you -- Alison, Modern Grace Design



Required Materials:
  • 2 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby in Antique White; 140 g / 5 oz ;approx. 331m /362yds each
  • 1 skein of Bernat Softee Baby in Mint; 140 g / 5 oz ;approx. 331m /362yds
  • size 4mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Required Crochet Stitches:

chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc)
Note: All terms are U.S.

*A note about gauge: This pattern can easily be adapted to any size you wish. If you prefer a larger blanket, simply chain a multiple of 3 + 2 sts. Measure to desired width and add multiple rows for desired length. The following pattern should make your finished blanket approx. 21`` x 26``, which is a good size for a stroller or car seat.

Main Blanket:

ch 62,

Foundation Row - In 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc into each ch across (61 sts.)

Row 1 - ch 2, in first sc (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1, dc), skip next 2 sts, *(1 sc 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st, turn.

Row 2 - ch 2, in first sc (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1, dc), *skip next 2 sts, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next sc, repeat from * ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. You should have 20 little sc, hdc, dc groups. Tip: You are always making your group in the sc stitch from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures appox. 22”, or until desired length is reached. 
Note: your last row of repeating row 2 should be done on the wrong side. Turn.

Final Row - Ch 1, and sc in each st. across (60 sts). Do not fasten off.
Note: This final row should have the right side of the blanket facing you.

Edging:

Round 1 -  Loosely ch 2, (first top left corner made), sc evenly down the side of your work. Loosely ch 2, (bottom left corner made), 1 sc into each sc across bottom. 
Loosely ch 2, (bottom right corner made), work up last side with sc evenly.
Loosely ch 2, (top right corner made), 1 sc into each sc across top. 
End with a slip st. into first corner. Here you can join your contrasting colour, do not fasten off.

Round 2 - With contrasting colour, 1 sc , ch 2, 1 sc into corner Sc into each sc down the side. When you reach the corner repeat 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc into the corner. Continue this way around until you reach the first corner. Slip st. into first corner, completing the sl st. by bringing up your original colour.

Round 3 - With original colour, ch 1 and then repeat round 2. Slip st. into first corner, completing the sl st. by bringing up your contrasting colour.

Round 4: Shell Border - With contrasting colour, ch 3, 4 dc into corner. Skip 1 st., sc in next st., skip 1 st., 5 dc in next st. Continue this way around , with 5 dc into all corners. If you get to a corner and you have an extra st., simply add another sc so that you can do the 5 dc in the corner.

170 comments:

  1. Thank you!!! :D I'm having a baby in march and this is perfect!

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    1. Me as well this March! Its beautiful!

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    2. Allison is the pattern right now or is it like the lady said down below if so can u write it out and send to my email I am Co fused on this fourdska2@gmail.com as I am new to crochet thank u and god bless Kim

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    3. I'll make this beautiful blanket for my grand niece who is expecting in July. I love it!

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    4. Is the pattern directions corrected above? Gorgeous, but I have another wedding afghan that was fanning and dont want to make that mistake again. Im confused as well...please email me @ foodlady83@gmail.com

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    5. I tried this pattern but it looks nothing like the photo. So disappointed. I CH 2 and followed the instructions but it leaves big holes.

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    6. Hi Alison, I've saw this and I have a few friends who are expecting, 2 boys due in October 2 girls due in August. The problem is I've never had any formal training and I'm trying to find someone to help me read the pattern. I'll keep you posted. It's such a beautiful blanket, it looks simple enough but I'm afraid I don't know how to read pattern yet. Yolanda

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  2. Hi, would you mind if I used your pattern to both sell blankets as well as donate to a hospital charity? I love the look of it. I am making one now for my baby due in nov and would love to make more for others. Thanks! -Lindsay

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    1. Certainly, donating to the hospital is a great idea. I also don't mind if you sell the finished product. If you are selling online, like Etsy, please reference either my blog or my Etsy store. Glad you like the blanket and I do hope the pattern instructions are clear. As I said before, they had not been tested, so if you have any comments please pass them along. Good Luck!

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  3. Hi Allison,

    I have just been asked to make your blanket for a friend who is anxious awaiting the birth of her first grand-daughter.

    She has offered to purchase the yarn as well as pay me for my time. I wanted to get your permission before I said yes to her ... since I am o a never ending diet ...my charge out rate is coffee and a cupcake ... yummy!

    Thanks ... Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie, permission granted! Let me know how it turns out...I'd love to see photos!
      alison

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  4. Hello there Alison
    I've just found you after blog hopping over from Tangled Happy.
    I am so glad I did because that gorgeous and extremely soft looking baby's blanket is just what I am looking for. My niece is expecting her first child and my sister asked me to crochet a blanket for her and your pattern looks so lovely :-)

    I am your newest follower.....


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Thanks Amanada - good luck with the blanket!

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    2. Hello, I just discovered this blanket and would love to "Pin it" on my Pinterest account, but didn't want to do so without permission. I did search for the same blanket on your Pinterest account, but didn't see it. There is a lot there, though, so I might easily have missed it!

      Thank you!

      Linda

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  5. Hi! I also just found your blog! Wonderful! i am new to crochet, and just finished my first baby afghan! I wish i had seen this baby afghan sooner, the way you finished it, is so pretty. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kim for the great feedback! Maybe there will be another baby you could make the blanket for in the future.

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  6. Hello! I just begun to make this wonderfully simple, yet gorgeous, blanket tonight! I noticed my work kept getting bigger and bigger on the sides, so I stopped and checked it out. Where the pattern says to sc, hdc, dc into the first sc, I was working into the last sc made in the top of the ch2. Once I started working the cluster into the first sc of the first cluster from the previous row, my work straightened out. I just thought I'd mention that here just in case others are running into the same issue I was. One again, I LOVE the pattern. It's so simple yet it looks like there's so much more to it! It makes it nice to have something to easy when I've got two young ones that enjoy distracting mommy! This will make a perfect little blanket for our newest addition in February!

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    1. Hi Sheena - I'm so glad you love the blanket and find it easy and quick to make. I'm happy you have straightened your issue out, so to speak, and that your blanket is not fanning out anymore. Let me know if you run into any other issues. Enjoy! I'd love to see finished pictures...btw, is yours the Serenity Blanket on Ravelry? If so, love the colour - it looks great so far!

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    2. It is the Serenity Blanket on Ravelry! That's our soon to be daughter's name, so I found it suiting to name it so! I plan to do the border in a minty green I've got. I've always loved lavender and mint green together!

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    3. Hi! So I'm new to crocheting and I want to make this blanket for a friend's baby. I'm worried about this problem, but I'm still a little confused. When I ch2 and in first sc... do I go into the first stitch from ch2 or do I skip the first st and then go into the sc from the foundation row? Hope you understand what I'm trying to ask.

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    4. I am so happy to see the solution to my problem. Mine also kept getting bigger and bigger so I tore it all apart. I will be starting over and hopefully be able to finish. I love the pattern.

      Karen

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  7. Hello,
    Wow..what a cute blanket !! The pattern is so clearly explained. I recently became an addict of crocheting :). Will straightaway start doing this from tomm...with whatever mix of colors and yarn I have :).
    Thanks a bunch.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you find the pattern easy to follow...still, if you have any questions, just let me know. Good luck with your blanket!

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  8. My favorite pattern! I've been using this same stitch in baby blankets for about 10 years. It's so beautiful. Using baby yarn, I usually chain 99+2 for crib size. My edging is similar but for rounds 2-4 I use 'SC, skip 1 stitch, CH2 SC' rather than all singles. Round 5, I use the same shell as you do. I crochet tight and this made the edging lay flatter for me.
    I love the way you displayed your blanket wrapped in a ribbon bow. It's so sweet looking.. perfect for a baby gift.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, such a simple stitch creates a beautiful result. I agree, perfect for baby blankets. I'll have to try out your edging next time.

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  9. hi i love this blanket can i ask if your using double knitting yarn and at the end of each row when i turn do i work on the opposite side as when i do this the side just finished is facing away from me does it matter as i want it to look the same as yours. sorry to be a pest im new to crochet and this will be my first blanket for my baby girls xmas present(if i can make it in time).and to make it bigger should i dont understand what you mean by multipule 3 and 2. please help

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    1. Hello, so glad you like the blanket. Yes, the yarn is dk or light worsted. When you are finished one row, you must turn your work and do your next row on the back side (or wrong side). Each row you move back and forth from the right side to the wrong side. In the case of this pattern, it looks the same on both sides. So, if you want to make it bigger, you will need to chain a number that can be divided by 3, then at 2 more chain stitches. In my case, I chained 60, which when divided by 3 you get an even number of 20. Depending on how much bigger you want it, you could go up to something like 66 or 69 or even 75, then add 2 more chains. I hope this all makes sense and that I haven't confused you any further. Good luck!

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  10. Thank you for this beautiful but simple pattern. I have made two blankets with this so far. Easy instructions.

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  11. How nice of you to share this lovely piece from the pattern to the colour choice. Thank you for the instructions and perhaps readers will not have a hard time deciding on wedding gifts. Kudos to your ideas! :)

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  12. Hi my name is Anne and I will be seeing my first grand child this spring..I can't wait to make her this blanket..it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL..thank you for sharing this wonderful creation...it is truly a work of art!

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  13. I also am expecting my first great granddaughter in March and will make this blanket for her. It's beautiful. However, one quick question, please. It say do not fasten off yarn in a couple of places. Will this not unravel or do I work the ends of the yarn in somehow? Haven't crocheted in years and have forgotten!! :) Thank you for your help.

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    1. Hello - congratulations on your great granddaughter. When it comes to the edging, it switches from one colour to the next in the rounds. To minimize the weaving in of ends, I find it easier to not fasten off the first colour, rather just leave it and when you reach the beginning of the next round you just switch colours. Hope this makes sense...it might once you are actually making it. Although, you can always fasten off and then rejoin when required.

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  14. Hi! I just love this blanket! I made one for my daughter and plan on making a few more for friends. I was wondering if I could get your permission to sell a few of them as well? Thank you for such a beautiful pattern!

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    1. Hello - thank you! I don't have a problem if you wish to sell the finished blanket. If you are selling online (like Etsy) kindly link back to my site, otherwise do as you wish. Thanks for asking!

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  15. hops from the netherlands, i saw your blanket and was hooked ! i've taken the pattern and will ask you hereby if i can use it in my project : crochet for poor children in roemenia... i'm hosting a club Project 2013 which opens in february so members can crochet it for those children, that is, if you give you're permission... the things we are making will be brouhgt there personally by people of a foundation, friends of sighet, i can assure you that is not for sale.

    I hope i will get your permission to use it for this purpose.

    greetz mamouna

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful cause, of course you may use the pattern! Good luck and let's hope you make many blankets - I'd love to see photos!

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    2. i'm following your blog now, so as soon as i have crochet the blanket i will send you a photo, dont be impatient, it will take some time, for now i'm very busy with hats !
      thanks for your permission :)
      greetz mamouma

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  16. Hi Alison!
    I am an editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns. I would love to feature your patterns on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Nicola Trumbull, Editor
    www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
    nicola(at)primecp(dot)com

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    1. Hi Nicola - Yes, that would be wonderful. You have my permission to feature my blanket on your site. By the way, I love your site, you feature many great patterns.

      Thank you,
      Alison

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  17. Do you also have a pattern for a hat to match

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  18. It is just beautiful... thank you so much.

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  19. Hi Alison, sent u a message on Etsy.....quick question...
    After first two rows of blanket, do u crochet into the top two loops of
    sc or the space in between stitches? Thanks so much.

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  20. i think i figured it out :)

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  21. Hi beautiful Blanket, :) do u have any other patterns on here?

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  22. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern.It is beautiful.

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  23. What a beautiful pattern! My son and his wife are expecting their 1st child...a little girl...after 13 years of marriage.:) Everyone is ecstatic and this looks like the perfect blanket for me to make for them. Thank you so very much! My daughter-in-law was looking for a blanket with a closer weave and had been thinking of a bobble-type...but this looks great.

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  24. How would it work to do this in I Love This Cotton yarn? Love the pattern.

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  25. Alison, thank you SO much for sharing this pattern. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I would like to make a blanket about 4 feet by 5 feet. Would you be able to estimate how many skeins of the mint and white I would need? I don't have a clue. I'm purchasing this for my aunt so would appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you in advance. Love your work.

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  26. Alison, I'm sorry but the plans changed. If we went with a 30" x 30" blanket instead, any idea about how many skeins of each color we would need? Just an estimate would be great. Thank you tons!!

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    1. I would go up to 3 skeins of the same yarn for the main blanket and stick with 1 for the border. You could always purchase more yarn if need be as things go along. There is no dye lot for this yarn as well, so you could always go back and get more and not have to worry about any slight changes in colour. Most stores allow you to return unused yarn with the bill too, if you purchased too many balls. Hope this helps.

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    2. You are a lifesaver! Thanks very much Alison. I've been looking at the Bernat Softee Baby yarn in a couple of stores here in Washington. There appears to be dye lot numbers on our packaging. Just in case, I will purchase enough plus maybe one extra.

      By the way, in the paragraph "A note about gauge" you mentioned the size as 21" x 26" BUT in the fifth paragraph under Main Blanket, it states 22." Could you please confirm the measurements again if using your pattern as is? Thanks for all your help Alison.

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    3. No problem! That's the vertical measurement before the border is added. Once you've finished the border, it should be approx. 22 x 26. Depending on how tight or loose your stitches are, the final measurements are approx. If it helps any, the border on my blanket measures approx. 2" all around. So, if you stop at 22" for the length in the main colour, with 2" for the border on top and bottom, you come out with 26" in length. Again, these are just approximate. Everyone has their own tension, and I didn't do a proper gauge swatch for this blanket. Also, I no longer have the blanket in my possession, as it was a gift...I hope this helps. Alison

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    4. Fantastic information Alison! Thank you for sharing.

      I just made a practice run of the pattern using a U.S. size G crochet hook, which is the equivalent for the 4mm. I don't think my tension is really tight, but mine only measures 18 inches wide as compared to yours at 21 inches before the border. So as to obtain about the same look and tension as yours, I'm thinking I need to use a larger hook so I can arrive at the width of 21 inches. I hope I'm understanding this correctly.

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  27. I figured out last night that mine WOULD be the same size as yours because it is 18" before the border. Once the edging is done, it will measure approx. 22" so I'm looking good and can stay with the G hook.

    I wanted to share with everyone that if you want to make a 30" x 30" blanket, start with 92 chains (90 + 2).

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  28. I'm having a little problem finding the top of the turning chains so I can do a single crochet into it (Row 2). I've been looking both on You Tube as well as Wonder How To for a video but can't seem to find one. Are you aware of any out there? Any other suggestions?

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  29. I'm sort of new at this - I don't understand what you mean when you say, in order to make the blanket a bit bigger - simply chain a muliple of 3 + 2. The pattern begins with ch 62 - simply, how many would I have to chain to make the blanket a bit bigger?

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    1. So essentially, you can chain until your desired length (in multiples of 3) and then add two extra chains to your multiple of three. For example, I did 98 (96 [multiple of 3], + 2 = 98). Another example would be 74 (72 [multiple of 3] + 2 = 74)

      Hope you understand now!

      PS> Alison, I used your pattern and I have to say that my result turned out amazing (I'm making shells for the last side right at this moment). Thanks so much! I'll try to send a pic when I'm done.

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  30. Alison, could you please clarify something for me? When doing the Main Blanket Rows 1 and 2, there are 61 stitches across.

    However, on the "Final Row" you indicate there should be 60 stitches after completing the Final Row. I'm not understanding how it decreases by 1 stitch. If 1 turning chain is done and then a sc in each stitch, wouldn't there still be 61 stitches?

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  31. I too was having a problem with my afghan getting wider and then I saw a previous post stating why. Thanks for your pattern! I've made several baby afghans, but this stitch has become my favorite.

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  32. Hello
    The pattern is very nice .
    Can i have the permisson to sell what i make from the pattern .
    Thank you

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  33. Please, go ahead. However, I'd appreciate it if you would reference the pattern design where possible. If you are planning on selling online like Etsy, please reference either my blog or my Etsy store. Glad you like the blanket.
    Alison

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  34. Hi Alison. I know you've been really busy. Would you be able to take a look at my comment on March 20 regarding the 60 vs. 61 stitches? I'm re-posting it below to make it easier:

    Alison, could you please clarify something for me? When doing the Main Blanket Rows 1 and 2, there are 61 stitches across.

    However, on the "Final Row" you indicate there should be 60 stitches after completing the Final Row. I'm not understanding how it decreases by 1 stitch. If 1 turning chain is done and then a sc in each stitch, wouldn't there still be 61 stitches?

    THANK YOU so much Alison.

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    1. Not sure if you got my response, my internet was down for a few days so I replied via mobile. Here it is again just in case:
      It should be 61 sts., however counting stitches for the border is not crucial. Hope this clarifies things.
      Alison

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  35. Allison
    I love the look of this blanket. I am working on it now for a friend who is going to have a baby boy soon. I already made bibs, hat, diaper cover, and booties, and wanted a simple blanket that would work up fairly quickly. I will try to post pics of the finished product. Thank you for posting the directions they are very easy to follow.
    Knykole

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  36. I am only about a quarter way into this baby blanket and I already LOVE it. It is going to my friends sister who is expecting a baby. She lives in Japan. Im actually excited about my work going to Japan! lol Thank you!!

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  37. Alison,
    I just completed this baby blanket for a friends first grand daughter I think that you get a lot of pretty for such an easy pattern and the shell edging complements it nicely. I actually used a variegated yarn I had on hand and did the entire blanket in it...which gave it a different look... so it is a pattern that can really look unique with different yarn...and who can't love that when there seems to be so many baby showers happening!!! So loved it very much...thanks! Now I just wish you would come up with an adorable cute just as easy little hat to go with!!! lol!!

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  38. thank you so much for such a wonderful pattern! I tend to crochet tightly, so when I make this blanket it ends up being 17" across. but, that is perfectly okay, because 17x17 is the size I wanted to make to give to A Butterfly's Touch, so they can be used as memorial blankets. You can check out our nonprofit at www.abutterflystouch.org

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  39. This is my go to pattern, when I need a quick, easy baby shower gift. Love this pattern. Thank you

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  40. Alison,
    I've just started this beautiful blanket as a shower gift for my cousin who's expecting a little girl this fall. I'm working it in lilac, dusty purple, and cream. I'm really enjoying this pattern; it's so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing; I'll be sure to show you the finished results.
    Jessie in PA

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    1. Hi Jessie, glad you like the blanket. Can't wait to see some pictures!

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    2. Hey Alison! I've finished the blanket--gorgeous pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I played around with the edging a bit...just gave it to my cousin at her shower today and she loved it! For the life of me I can't figure out how to upload or email you a photo of it...I have it on my instagram account jessiebg82 if you're an IGer and want to see the finished product! Thanks again!!
      Jessie in PA

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  41. Firstly, I'd like to say thank you so much for this pattern! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Secondly, I'm not sur if I'm having a problem with it or not.... I understand your instructions well, however, it's getting larger as I go. I've counted the clusters and double checked my work, but everything is how the instructions direct. Should this be happening? Could it be caused by my stitches becoming loser? Please help! Lol

    Thank you so much!!!!!

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  42. Really cool pattern, Ive just been trying to find some blankets on sale for cheap but why do that when i can just make them?!

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  43. Very cool pattern, thanks! I've just finished making it and it was easy to make even for a beginner :)

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  44. I am making this blanket about 36x36 inches. Any suggestion on a fair price to sell it is welcome.

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  45. Grace, I used your blanket pattern design, but changed the edging; I am creating a site on Etsy called NonnaDebz to sell my work. Is it okay that I used your blanket design? I don't want to step on any toes, but there are not very many babies coming in my family and I so love making baby things.
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Deb Lucas

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    1. Hi Deborah, Glad you like the design. If you wish to sell the blankets on your Etsy site, that's ok. I would only ask that you would please state where the pattern is from, by linking back to my blog.
      Thank you and Good Luck!
      Alison, Modern Grace Design.

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  46. I made a blanket using this pattern and am making another because I love this pattern so much. Here you can see pictures of it:
    http://dandelionsunrise.blogspot.com/2013/07/first-crocheted-baby-blanket.html

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    1. Hello Grace, it looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
      Alison

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  47. My local Michaels was out of the Softee Baby yarn. I got online to order from there and read not so good reviews of the yarn. I am a real beginner. Has anyone here had problems? Is it hard to work with? Does it wash and dry OK?

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  48. I love to make blankets for women in my church when they have children. This pattern is awesome, easy and fast. Thank you so much. It makes gift giving easy and way less time consuming. I actually used Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn. I liked the colors and it is super soft. I dont have any experience with the Softee Baby yarn. Thanks for posting the pattern. Probably my new go to pattern. Btw, I did chain 101 and used a 6mm hook. I wanted a blanket that could wrap. And I still used 3- 4oz skeins

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  49. Maureen KannegiesserSeptember 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Alison, I love your pattern for the Baby Blanket, thank you for sharing, I am new at crocheting. I live in Australia, do you have this pattern in UK or Australian , I would be happy to pay for this pattern, I plan to make it for my great grandmother hope chest

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    1. Hi Maureen, So glad you like the blanket and pattern. I found this link for you which is a conversion chart from US to UK, http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html. Hope that helps and good luck!
      Alison

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  50. Found your pattern, have wanted to make the blanket for awhile.
    If you give me permission to do this lovely pattern, I will get paid for what I make.
    Yarn plus a little bit for my time.
    Would you be ok with that?

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    1. Hi Melissa, so glad you like the pattern. Yes, you may sell the finished product. I do ask, however, that if you are selling the blanket online (like Craftsy or Etsy), that you please provide a link for my blog in your listing. Thanks so much!

      This is the link: http://moderngracedesign.blogspot.ca/

      Alison

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    2. Allison, thank you so much.
      I do not sell through either of those two pages. Only thing I have is word of mouth, and then a link through my facebook page with stuff I have made. I will makw sure when I post a pic I put your link on it thank you so much. This is such a beautiful blanket!!

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  51. I am new to crochet and am having a little trouble with this pattern. I am ok until I try to start "row 2" on this pattern. When I finish row one I have 20 little groups of sc, hdc, dc. After the 20 little groups I have another stitch. I SC this stitch. And then I chain 2. I am having trouble figuring out where to start the next row. Do I start in 'the SC that I just finished from the previous row? Or do I go into the SC from the first "little group?" Whenever I try for "row 2" it doesn't look correct. Any help will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks! ~Dee

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    1. Hello - For Row 2, you do your first group in the first sc, which is the last sc from the previous row. Then you skip 2 sts. and do your next group into the next sc. You are always making your groups into the sc from the row below. At the end of the row, put your sc in the top of the turning ch from the last row. Hope this helps. Also check out Sheena Crothers comments from Nov. 3rd, 2012...she explains it well too!
      Good luck,
      Alison

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  52. Thank you!! The pattern is beautiful!! I'm trying to make it for a friend who is having a baby. Thanks again for the response!

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  53. Thank you for sharing your pattern! I've just finished making a larger version (about 30 by 36) and am very happy with the lay of the softee baby yarn. Pictures are attached. Again, thank you!

    http://i.imgur.com/M1fBPGT.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/ljHWPS8.jpg

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    1. Hi Kelsey, Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! Love the larger version.
      Alison

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  54. Thank you for this pattern. I hope you don't mind but I shared it on our facebook page for our fans, www.facebook.com/crochetforcancer. God bless!!

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    1. Thank you, that's wonderful! Sounds like a great organization!
      Alison

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  55. What a lovely pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  56. Great Pattern! Thank you Allison! I just finished and I am thrilled with the result. I made mine in Aqua and its lovely. Looks so much more complicated than it is. I would post a pic but not sure how t do that! Thanks again

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  57. Hi Allison, I usually like to make my blankets a little larger and I noticed your starting chain as 61 but your instructions say to add 3 + 2. Since the 61 is only 20 + 1, I'm a little confused. Would you mind helping me with this as I think this is beautiful.
    Thanks, Linda

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    1. Allison, I'm correcting my prev message. What I meant was 61 divided by 3 = 20 + 1. That is where I got my 20 = 1. Hope that helps with my prior request.
      Thanks, Linda

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    2. If you want to make your blanket larger, you need to chain a multiple of 3 + 2 sts. For eg. you could ch 90 (which is divisible by 3) and add 2 sts. for 92 sts. It's up to you how many sts. you ch, as long as you follow the above formula it should work out.
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  58. I absolutely love this pattern! Thank you for sharing... just wish I could get the edging down right... I haven't gotten it to work yet. Thank you, again! :)

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  59. I crochet very tightly so I had to alter the pattern to fit the way I crochet. I used a 5 mm hook. I chained 142 to start it. And my shells I used HDC DC HDC... when I did SC HDC SC it was so tight the shells bunches up like little balls! Also chained 2 at the start of each row. Finished product came out to be 36x28 with the border. It is the perfect size for what i was trying to accomplish! If u would like a picture please let me know where to send it!

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    1. I would like a picture. I also crochet very tightly. I'm using a 5.5mm hook to try to compensate but I hadn't thought of doing more stitches and altering the stitch itself. Please send to karla.clemons4@gmail.com if you see this. Thanks!

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  60. Hi! Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I made a baby blanket and it turned out nice; also it was really fun to make since there's not much to memorize! I posted the fished product on my blog and now I have others asking for the pattern. I would like to add a link to your blog for the pattern if you'd like that?!?!

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    1. Thank you! Please do link from your blog. Glad you enjoy the blanket!

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  61. So I'm trying to do this pattern, but when I did the first row of stitches on top of the foundation row, I didn't have a stitch left at the end to do a sc in. But when I go back and look at it, it looks like I did the row right. At the beginning, ending off the foundation row, I chained two, and turned and did the first stitch in the first sc of the foundation row. That's what I'm supposed to do right? If so, then how do I not have anything left at the end to do a sc in? I just end with the last sc, hdc, dc stitch and then would do the two chains and turn. But that's wrong I think. I'm learning still so I'm not sure what I did wrong. Help?

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    1. Karla, double check that you are starting out with the correct number of ch sts. Also, at the end of each row, you are to end with a sc in the top of the ch2 turning chain from the previous row.

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  62. Hello,

    Would you mind if I make this blanket for an expecting mother? It's very pretty!

    Thank you,
    Nancey Chambers

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  63. Hello,

    I love this pattern! I am making it for my best friends first baby! I have had a couple people ask to purchase this from me and was wondering if you would mind if I sold the blankets using your beautiful pattern?

    Thanks,

    Erin

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    1. Hi Erin, so glad you like the pattern. Please feel free to sell the finished blanket. If you are selling online, like Etsy, could you please link to my blog?
      Thanks,
      Alison

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  64. I'm new to crochet and having trouble understanding just when I think I understand I don't.. It looks like an easy pattern but this confuses me and I LOVE this and want to make it for someone who is expecting I am a visual learner could I convince you to do a tutorial on this ?

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    1. Glad you love the blanket. I'd love to do a tutorial one day, and I've set it as a goal. It is however, quite time consuming as you can imagine, so I can't make any promises at to when it will actually happen. These days it seems I'm lucky if I can get a new post done. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have if you run into trouble. Also, check through other readers comments on any snags they've run into - I've posted many replies to readers which you may find helpful. Good luck!

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  65. What a wonderful website. I have just started this pattern, and before I get too far along, can you clarify this: "Karla, double check that you are starting out with the correct number of ch sts. Also, at the end of each row, you are to end with a sc in the top of the ch2 turning chain from the previous row."
    When starting the next row, is the first set of sc/hdc/dc made into the sc you made into the ch2 turning chain? That is what I have been doing, but I found some of the other comments confusing. Many thanks! I am going to be a grandmother for the first time, and I would like to make this as beautiful as possible! Thanks!


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    1. Yes, that is correct. When starting the next row, the first set of sc/hdc/dc is made into the sc you made into the ch2 turning chain. Congratulations on becoming a first time Grandmother! Good luck with the blanket.

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  66. Hi, I am going to make this lovely blanket for a new baby girl. I have a quick question for you. I have looked at all my crochet hooks and I don't seem to have a size 4MM hook. My E/4 is 3.5MM My F/5 is a 3.75MM - My G/6 is a 4.25MM. Can you please tell me the letter of the hook you used. Thank you so very much.

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    1. Hi Donna, I believe a size 4mm hook is G/6, but it may just depend on the make. I would go with your 4.25mm. You could also do a test swatch if you are concerned about the final size of the blanket. Then you can determine if you need to go up or down in hook size.

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  67. Hi! This Is A Gorgeous Blanket And I Just Wanted To Get Your Ok To Sell ThIs On My Etsy Site? I Would Be More Than Happy To Link It Back To You And Give Credit Where Its Due :)

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    1. Hello, What is you Etsy shop name? If you'd like to sell, you have my permission! Please do link back to my store:
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/ModernGraceDesign?ref=pr_shop_more

      Thanks and good luck!
      Alison

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  68. hello, thanks for allowing us to use this pattern.

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    1. Its been many years since I picked up a crochet hook. Thought I'd make a blanket for my first granddaughter due in April. How many get blankets made by their Grandpas.
      I don't know how to attach a picture of the finished blanket.

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    2. maybe this will work.
      https://locker.att.net/app/?shareCode=1e0be5ed-151a-2dae-ba29-dfabad21e16e&fname=&lname=&email=greg_meeks@comcast.net

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  69. Hi Alison! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern! I just made my first baby blanket and I have started my second one. Pictures here if you're interested: http://threadbythreadzen.blogspot.com/2014/02/recent-projects-baby-blanket.html
    :)
    <3
    Katie

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  71. hi Alison! thanks for the beautiful pattern. I like to crochet borders onto fleece squares for baby blankets. I was searching for a simple shell and this looks perfect. I was trying to figure out how to use the crocodile stitch for a border, but not sure that's going to work. when I have more time I may play around with that but for now a nice simple shell is just the ticket.

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  72. Hello,
    Very excellent written. Firstly i congrats you for creating a new blog site and submitted the good information is very unique.thank u so much...

    Newborn baby girl headbands

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  73. Hi! I'm new to crochet and have started this project at least 3 times and have messed up and had to take it apart. Is there a video tutorial or a picture tutorial that can help me with this? I want to make this for a family friend who is expecting a baby in August. Thank you for your help. :)

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    1. I'm sorry, there is no video or photo tutorial available at this time.

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  74. I cannot wait to make this in pink and gray for my new niece who's arriving in May. Thank you for providing the pattern to this beautiful masterpiece!

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  75. Hello! I love this pattern, it's really pretty! I'm just getting into crocheting as an adult. My aunt taught me basics about 40 years ago and I never got serious with it while she was alive. Now, I'm wishing her ghost would come and show me how! My question is, do you crochet in the back of the V or both parts? I've been trying the pattern and it's not looking like yours.

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    1. Hi Joan, If I understand your question, I always crochet underneath both strands of the little v, so both parts. That would be in the stitch from the previous row. Hope that helps.
      Alison

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    2. Thanks so much. My new sample looks great! The pattern is beautiful and it's user friendly for me...thanks!

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  76. I would like to clarify something in your pattern. In parenthesis you sometimes call for (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1, dc). Then sometimes it is as follows (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc). I am assuming the comma between the 1 and dc is a typo, but I wanted to be sure. I appreciate any help you can give me.

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  78. Is there any difference between row two and row one? The last sc just seems to be written correctly, but do they both mean end with an sc in the last stitch? This is my first crochet pattern ever. My grandmother taught me without patterns do now I'm learning all the terminology on my own. Thank you for your help.

    messed up due to my phone's autocorrect....here's what I meant to say

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    1. Ugh. Ignore the second part of the previous message where it talks about the autocorrect. My phone switch the message as I typed.

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    2. It's exactly as it says. In row 1, end with a sc in the last st. of the previous row. Row 2, end with a sc in the turning ch from previous row. Repeat row 2.

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    3. I'm still new with these terms. What is the difference between them in beginner language? Is it a big deal if I just end with an sc in the last st in each of the rows instead of repeating row two? I don't understand what putting sc in the turning chain of the previous row means.

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    4. The two sc that you add to the end of the row after the turn becomes a little chain after you connect it to the first sc of the row with (1 sc, 1 hds, 1 dc). When you get to the end of the row, the two sc that formed a little chain in the previous turn make a little loop, which is where you want the last sc in the row before you turn and then do the 2 sc. I made the mistake of skipping this step on my first attempt at this pattern and it resulted in a scalloped edge. This is only my 3rd ever crochet project, so I am doing a little trial and error as well :) Hope this helps!

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  79. I am working on this blanket right now for a friend's baby shower, and I am concerned that the width isn't wide enough? I did the 62 chain, but now it seems to have shrunk down? What is the measurement it should be width wise before the border is added on?

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  80. This is a great pattern with detailed instructions. Last year, I used this pattern to make a blanket for a friend's baby girl. This year, I am using your instructions for the border for another afghan. Not only is it a great pattern, but it is a great reference, and it is free. I have paid for patterns on Ravelry that have terrible instructions, so thank you very much.

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  81. I'm ready to start the final sc after making the main part of the blanket. I'm concerned with the sides. On the end I should have 60 sc st but how many sc st should be on the sides? I've done blankets before and had problems with the shell coming out correctly.
    Thanks for any feedback!! The main part I've done is really pretty so far!

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  82. I have copied the pattern and I am anxious to try it. I have read some of the comments on here, I am just taking it that you dont mind using your pattern to give it as a gift or sell it. I will not be selling, but if I do I will give you the credit and refer back to your page. Thanks for the pattern.

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  83. Hello - thanks so much for posting a free and lovely little pattern. I finished it today but must have goofed up in one of the last steps. The sides after finishing the main blanket portion are kind of scalloped, and I'm not sure how to evenly single crochet around the whole thing since it's not the typical stitched siding. I tried, and it got a little wonky I assume because the number of SC's didn't match on each side. Any suggestions as I re-work it?

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  84. Hi! Would you mind if I shared your blog in a crochet group I'm in on Facebook? We all so appreciate the free patterns and your work is wonderful! Thanks! ~SweetP~

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    1. Sure, I don't mind at all, thank you! What is the name of your FB group?

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  85. Thanks so much! The one I saw a finished product of your pattern was Crochet Addict: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6979547797/ and then I also follow The Crochet Crowd: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crochet-Crowd/116482731742088 Thanks again! Pam Mc. :)

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  86. Just started this pattern and I'm on row 3 but the blanket is fanning out already. Do I drop stitches to avoid that or what can I do so the blanket comes out straight?!

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  87. Thank you so much for making this pattern available. The blanket is just lovely! I was looking for something different to make for my boss who is expecting her first baby in September, and I would like very much to try this one. I think she would just love it!

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  88. Thank you for making this pattern available for free. I was wondering is it ok to make this blanket and donate to hospitals?? I'm not sure is this comes under your 'Personal Use' conditions.

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    1. Tracey - thank you for asking, hospital donations are welcome.

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  89. I like these baby blankets very much. From Jack and Jill Boutique you can get different kind of personalized baby blankets.

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  90. I made this with blue and lavender edge. The pattern is so beautiful and works up quickly. Thank you for such a wonderful gift

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  91. BB, Texas
    Beautiful, I am new to this only can do basic, I've got several baby blankets to do for later these year. question: is this a beginners and how to do a hdc. Thanks

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    1. Hello, I would rate the pattern as easy, not beginner. I would suggest going to Youtube and searching on hdc crochet stich, there are some really great videos on there that can show you how to do the different stitches visually. Good Luck!

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  92. I have just completed this beautiful blanket and it turned out precious! I did a lavender with white boarder. I am beginning another blanket today using I Love This Yarn in Colors. It will be red with different colors intertwined in it. I don't want to do a traditional color for this baby blankie. I do use 4 ply and an H hook because I am more comfortable with that size hook.
    Your pattern is very nice!
    Ronda
    mainmom71@aol.com

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  93. I found this pattern last November and have been in love with it ever since!!! I crochet baby blankets for a local family homeless shelter and have been using this pattern ever since! I do make adjustments to the size and change the color pattern with each one. Everyone has loved each one I've done. With work, kids, etc. it takes me about 2 weeks per blanket so I've completed quite a few. I just wanted to tell you a huge THANK YOU for sharing this!

    Becky

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  94. I just got through making this beautiful blanket but my edges don't lay flat, is there something I may have done wrong? Thank You,

    Monah

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  95. I have a question about the pattern. I thought I was doing it correctly, but wherr you sc, hdc, and thrn dc, it bubbles up almost like popcorn. I looked back through the pattern and realized I had missed something in the pattern. (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1, dc). Where it just says one, am I supposed to skip a stitch, chain one or sc? I'm a little confused about that part. Thank you in advance!

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  96. Hi,, I am a bit confused about the border,,, I made my blanket larger,, but where it says to loosely sc up the sides evenly, How do I know now many to do, and where do I work them? I am afraid that once I get to the fan part of the pattern it won't come out evenly. like I would come out with a partial fan... thanks Janeice

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  97. I made some blankets with your pattern (pics are on my blog). Lovely pattern and the mums i gifted the blankets to, loved them! ☺ thank you for sharing.

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  98. In your instructions it says to turn after the last SC and then on the new side, ch 2. When I do this, my edges look twisted/ bumpy. Should I do the 2ch after the SC and then turn? Also, should there always be 20 groups in every row? Also, how many stitches are there suppose to be left after the last group before doing the SC in the 2nd turning CH

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  99. How many rows are there with this pattern?

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  100. Hi Alison: Question, when you end your row with 1 sc, chain 2 and turn, does the sc, hdd and dc go into the "next" stitch? Thank you

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  101. I was wondering if it would be okay to sell the finished product? if I say this is your pattern?

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    1. Yes, you may sell. I'd appreciate it if you linked back to my blog. Thanks!

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