Crocheted Heart Blanket

9 Feb

Crocheted Baby Blanket - Pink and White Lacy Hearts with Border for Valentines

This is my February project.  With some  Dark Country Rose and off-white Dazzleaire yarn from my friend Linda, I made this cuddly  baby blanket inspired by this Heart Blanket pattern. You have to log into the Lily Sugar and Cream website to get the pattern but registration is free and so is the pattern. You can also find the pattern from my pinterest page.

I wasn’t sure about the heart motif used in the Lily Sugar and Cream pattern as it looked like spokes to me.  So I changed the heart motif in the middle of each square using this pattern which is more granny-square like. Instead of the thread the pattern called for, I used the worsted weight yarn and a size J hook. Other than that, I followed the directions as written except to skip the finishing row with picots. I like the fact that this heart has more of a granny square look to it.  If I make another of these blankets I might try this heart pattern that is even more granny-like.

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Next, I attached the off-white yarn with an H hook at the center top of the heart with a slst chain 3, *skip next st, sc in next st, chain 3 repeat from * around.

Then slst into beg sc to join round.

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Next, slst into 1st chain 3 space, *ch 3, sc into next chain 3 space, repeat from * around, slst into first chain 3 space of this round to complete round. (36 ch3 spaces around)

At this point you have a cute heart with a nice lacy border.

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Now we have to square it out.  Change to the H hook. (2sc in same ch3 sp as slst join), (2sc in next ch3 sp) 2 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next space, corner made, (2sc in next ch3 sp) 5 times, 2hdc in next ch3 space, 2dc in next ch3 space, 2htrc in next ch3 space, (2trc, ch2, 2 trc) in next space, corner made, 2htrc in next ch3 space, 2dc in next ch3 space, 2hdc in next ch3 space, (2sc in next ch3 space) 2 times, 2hdc in next ch3 space,2dc in next ch3 space,2htrc in next ch3 space,(2trc, ch2, 2 trc) in next space, corner made, 2htrc in next ch3 space, 2dc in next ch3 space, 2hdc in next ch3 space, (2sc in next ch3 sp) 5 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next space, corner made, (2sc in next ch3 sp) 5 times, slst to first sc

Square the Heart

Square the Heart

Next round – ch3 (does not count as a dc), dc in each stitch around, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each corner ch2 space, fasten off with invisible join to top of ch3. (24dc on each side of square)

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Join pink with slst in any ch2 corner sp, ch4, 2hdc (1/2 of corner made). Hdc in each stitch around, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in each of next 3 corners, hdc in first corner, fasten off with invisible join to 2nd chain of first ch4 to complete first/last corner. (28 hdc on each side)

Join off-white with slst in any ch2 sp, ch3, sc (1/2 of cornermade). Sc in each stitch around, (sc, ch2, sc) in each of next 3 corners, fasten off with invisible join to 1st ch of first ch4 to complete first/last corner. (30 sc on each side)

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Join pink with slst in any ch2 corner sp, ch4, 2hdc (1/2 of corner made). Hdc in each stitch around, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in each of next 3 corners, hdc in first corner, fasten off with invisible join to 2nd chain of first ch4 to complete first/last corner. (34 hdc on each side)

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The heart square is finished except for the border. It seems a little wonky so I will try spray blocking them.

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Now for assembly. I will use the off-white yarn with the H hook and the flat braid join 3 squares by 3 squares for a nice sized baby afghan. (each square is 12″ so 36″ x 36″)
This blanket still looks like it needs something.

Lacy Heart Blanket

Lacy Heart Blanket

Let’s add a border using the last four rows from this border pattern.  I wish I could have done the whole border in the off-white but I didn’t have enough yarn left:(
Crocheted Heart Blanket Border

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