Free Baby Steps Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com



From RedHeart.com

Baby Steps


Designed By: Michele Thompson

Skill Level: Easy


Red Heart® “Soft Baby®”, Art. E705 (7 ounce/575 yard skein): 12 Ounces No. 7881 Powder Blue CA, 11 ounces No. 7737 Powder Pink CB, 7 ounces No. 7001 White CC.
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9]

  Blanket measures approximately 36″ x 40″.
GAUGE: Square = 3″ x 3″; Rectangle = 3″ x 5″ using 2 strands yarn and larger hook.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.NOTE: Hold 2 strands of the same color together throughout.
SQUARE A (Make 35): With larger hook and CA, ch 3; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, [3 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Sl st across next 2 dc and into sp; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 3 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Fasten off.
SQUARE B (Make 30): Work same as Square A with CB.
RECTANGLE A (Make 28): With larger hook and CB, ch 14.

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 6th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch. Fasten off.Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CC in ch 1 sp at end of last row; ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc over dc at end of row, ch 3, 3 dc over last skipped ch, ch 1, 3 dc over next skipped ch, ch 1, (3 dc, [ch 3, 3 dc] twice) all in beg ch-5 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With right side facing, attach CA in first ch-3 corner sp after the joining; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same sp, * ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] twice **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next corner ch-3 sp; rep from * to **; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
RECTANGLE B (Make 24): Work same as Rectangle A EXCEPT use CA to start and for Row 1; CC for Rnd 1; and CB for Rnd 2.
FINISHING: Sew pieces together as follows:

Strip A (Make 7): [Square A, Rectangle A] 4 times, Square A.

Strip B (Make 6): [Square B, Rectangle B] 4 times; Square B.

Now sew strips together as follows: [Strip A, Strip B] 6 times, Strip A. Weave in ends.
Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach CC in any corner; ch 1, * work 3 sc in corner, sc to next corner taking care to keep work flat; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first sc.

Picot Edging-Rnd 2: * Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, skip next sc, sl st in next 2 sc; rep from * around, adjusting as necessary at corners and end of rnd to keep work flat; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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