Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Zoology Baby Blanket

Zoology Baby Blanket

This idea came from my doodles during a Zoology class. I wanted this project to be portable, but I did not want to sew together a dozen or more pieces at then end, so it is made in 4 separate pieces. This makes it a very portable project, but the seaming is not overwhelming. I made it for my nephew, and it was so nice that his mother stole it! (but I made her give it back)

Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun(2.50 oz./70 g (168 yd/154 m)100% micro-fiber acrylic), 6 balls

Color: 147 Purple

Needles: Size 6 straight or circular

Gauge: 24 st/32 rows=4 inches

Size: 36”x 36”square

Other supplies: f/3.75 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle

Square: (make 4)

Cast on 109 stitches

Set up pattern:

First row (wrong side): (work row 1 of squiggle cable chart over first 16 stitches, then row 1 of dots chart over next 15 stitches) 3 times, work row 1 of squiggle cable chart over last 16 stitches. (read wrong side/odd rows of chart from left to right, right side/even rows from right to left)

Continue as established, (squiggle, dots, squiggle, dots, squiggle, dots, squiggle), the dots chart will be repeated 9 times for every 1 time the squiggle pattern is repeated.

Stop when 3 repeats+ 35 rows of the squiggle cable chart have been worked (4 repeats, omit the last row of the 4th repeat)

Bind off all stitches


Sew the left side of one square (square #1) to the bind off edge of another square (square #2)

Sew bind off edge of next square (square #3) to left side of square #2

Sew bind off edge of last square (square #4) to left side of square #3

Sew left side of square #4 to bind off edge of square #1

Work two rounds of single crochet around entire outer blanket edge.

Weave in ends.

Dots Chart

Squiggle Cable Chart


= knit on right side, purl on wrong side

= purl on right side, knit on wrong side

3 st RPC = slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2, purl 1 from cable needle

3 st LPC = slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, purl 1, knit 2 from cable needle

B = make bobble- (knit one, yarn over, knit one, yarn over, knit one) all in one stitch, turn, knit 5, turn, purl 5, turn, slip 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (from left to right) stitches over first stitch off the needle