Monday, October 9, 2017

Meandering Paw Print BABY BLANKET free Crochet Pattern


Welcome to my blog and to the newest addition to the Meandering Paw Prints pattern library!!  Meandering Paw Prints Baby Blanket is a collaborative design between me (Amy B) and Donna (of Donna's Designs). She came across my scarf pattern and after making it as a scarf she came up with the concept to expand it into a baby blanket! Everyone who saw it wanted the pattern!! Donna approached me about this and asked permission to link to my pattern. I told her that was perfectly fine, but that if she was okay with it, I would like to merge the patterns into one so that there would be no need to flip between patterns. She AGREED and here we are today with a BEAUTIFUL unique keepsake!

Donna and I have never met personally. I live in S. Texas, US, and she in Suffolk, UK. But through the power of the internet and the love of crochet we were brought together to create this beautiful project.

Donna is a stay at home mom that learned basic crochet as a teenager, but it was some 30 years later that she taught herself to read patterns so that she could make all of the beautiful projects that she was seeing. Her business page on Facebook is called "Donna's Designs"  and she has regular customers that order custom designs from her so that she can BUY MORE YARN to make more beautiful creations!!! Click on her store name above to take a look at some of the lovely things that she has made!!

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This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched and Donna's Designs.  Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to us, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  or Donna's Designs on Facebook
Thank You!!! Amy B


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MEANDERING PAW PRINTS BABY BLANKET

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SIZE: 42 inches x 42 inches
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
MATERIALS: Worsted Weight/size 4/medium yarn, CA solid color 4 ounces, CB variegated or striped 18 ounces, CC contrasting color for edging 7 ounces, Size H crochet hook, and yarn needle. 
GAUGE: 6 dc = 2 inches, 3 dc rows = 2 inches
STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
Ch – chain                                           Sk - Skip
Dc – double crochet                        Sp – space                           Sl st(s) – slip stitch (stitches)
SDC – standing double crochet: make slip knot with yarn and place loop on end of hook, yarn over, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over, draw up a loop, (yarn over, draw through two loops) twice. The following link is my youtube video to show you how to make this stitch.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RV9f9qvvgA
Cross-stitch: sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (see pic in NOTE 3).
Fpdc – front post double crochet: instead of working into the top of the stitch of the previous row, you will work your double crochet from the front side around of the post of the stitch on the previous row.
Bpdc – back post double crochet: instead of working into the top of the stitch of the previous row, you will work your double crochet from the back side around of the post of the stitch on the previous row.
NOTES:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch unless specified.
2)      Video link for working DC with both colors beginning in row 1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76FJlSpsPFo
3)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below)


With CA chain 124 loosely.
Row 1: Working in the back ridge of the starting ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 19 chs (20 dc). Join CB and work one DC with both CA and CB (see note 2). Drop CA and dc in next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc in last 2 sts. (22 dc, 49 cross-st, 2 dc)
Row 2: ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, dc 4, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 14.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 12, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, dc 3, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st (see note 3), ch 1, sk 1, dc 13.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 9, ch 4, sk 2, dc 9.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 8, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 8.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 6, ch 4, sk 2, dc 12.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn. Dc 10, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 4. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 5, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 11.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 14: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 12, ch 4, sk 2, dc 6.
Row 15: Ch 2, turn. Dc 4, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp. Dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 10. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 16: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 11, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 5.
Row 17: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 8, ch 4, sk 2, dc 10.
Row 19: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 6. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 20: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 7, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 9.
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 14, ch 4, sk 2, dc 4.
Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Dc 2, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc next ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 12. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 24: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 13, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 3.
Row 25: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 2-25 one more time. Then repeat 2-13 once.

EDGING:

Rnd 1) On this round of edging ONLY you will need to count the ch 2 turning chain as a stitch on the paw print panel corners and work into it to make this edging work out evenly. Continuing with CB working down the side of the blanket, ch 1 (do not count this ch as a stitch), sc in top corner of first row, * ch 2, sk dc at end of row, sc in top of next row. Repeat from * down side, 3 sc in corner stitch (you will have 61 ch 2 sps).  **Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from ** across, 3 sc in corner st which is the beginning tch on row 1 (you will have 61 ch sps). Repeat from * all the way through one more time. 2 sc in same st as first sc of rnd. Sl st to first sc to join. Finish off CB.


Rnd 2)  Join CC with a SDC (see instructions for SDC at top of pattern) in the FIRST st of previous rnd. Ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc next st. Repeat from * across with the last dc in the first corner st. (Ch 2, dc next st) 2 times. Repeat from the first * across 3 more times. On last corner Ch 2, dc next st , ch 2, sl st in top of 1st SDC.





Rnd 3)  This round of the edging may seem like there are too many stitches for it and it won’t lay flat. Do not worry, the next 2 rows will work that out. Trust the pattern.  Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp. * (Dc next st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp) across. 3 dc in corner st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc to join.







Rnd 4)  Ch 2, beginning with the first dc of the previous round, * work a  Fpdc around each of the next 3 sts, work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * across. Working the 3 corner stitches, fpdc in first corner st, (2 dc, 1 fpdc) in the 2nd corner stitch. The last corner stitch begins the next sequence. Work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from the first * around. Sl st in top of the first fpdc to join.



Rnd 5) Ch 2, beginning with the first Fpdc of the previous round, * work a Fpdc around each of the next 3 sts, work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * across. Working the corner, Fpdc next 2 sts, (2 dc, fpdc) next st, fpdc next st (corner complete). Work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from the first * across. Sl St in top of the first fpdc to join. Finish off and weave in all ends.




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