Baby Blanket Basic Pattern

I've noticed that the Lion brand Pound of Love yarn no longer has the pattern I use on the label. So I've typed it up and posted it here for anyone that would like the pattern. Below is also the blank template I use and some of my rules of thumb when designing a blanket.

Pattern

Level: Easy
Size: 28" square
Materials: Lion brand Pound of Love, 1 ball in the color of your choice. Crochet hook size J 10 (6 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 15 sts = 4" (10cm)

Pattern Stitch (multiple of 3 sts):
Row 1 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 1 sc and 2 dc in next ch; rep form * across, ending with skip 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc and 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of t-ch. Ch 2, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern

Blanket: Ch 108, Beg with Row 1, work in pat st for 28". Fasten off.

Hood Ch 4.
Row 1 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in top of t-ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3 Dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc 2 dc in top of t-ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4 2 dc in first dc, dc in each dc to t-ch, 3 dc in top of t-ch (= 2 dc inc at each end). Ch 3, turn.
Row 5 Dc in first dc, dc in each dc to t-ch, 2 dc in top of t-ch (= 1 dc inc at each end). Ch 3, turn.
Rep rows 4 and 5 until there are 48 dc + t-ch. Ch 3, turn.
Edging: Next Row 2 dc in first dc, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc and 2 dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with sc in t-ch. Fasten off.

Finishing With RS of hood up, lay hood over one corner of the blanket, matching edges, and pin in place.
Edging Attach yarn to one corner of the blanket, spacing sts to keep edge flat and working through both layers at hood corner, work Row 2 of pat, making sure to work 1 sc and 2 dc at each corner.

Template

Blank template when designing blanket pattern

Rules of Thumb

  1. A single diamond of one color surrounded by diamonds of other colors is rarely a good idea. It's hard to sew the ends in and the color doesn't necessarily stand out very well.
  2. A single row of diamonds of one color surrounded by diamonds of other colors is also rarely a good idea. For the same reason as above.
  3. Always keep in mind how many color changes are required for a given row because that is how many balls of yarn will need to be connected and it can get crazy.

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