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Sierra Leone by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS blanket with squares in ”Big Delight”.

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DROPS 148-40

DROPS design: Pattern no db-011
Yarn group C
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Measurements: approx. 140 x 110 cm / 55" x 43½"

Materials: DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
900 g color no 04, marina
And use: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
200 g color no 0300, beige

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed for 1 square to measure approx. 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

New yarn amount:
Materials: DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
900 g color no 04, marina

Updated online: 07.05.2013 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

See all corrections to catalogue DROPS 148

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
ROUND 1, 2 and 4 (rounds beg with dc): Replace first dc with ch 3 and finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

BOBBLE:
Work 1 bobble with 4 dc over 2 dc from previous round as follows: * Work 1 dc in next dc - but wait with last pull through, 1 dc the same way *, (= 3 sts on hook), repeat from *-* in next dc, pull yarn through all 5 sts on hook.

BOBBLE BEG:
Work 1 bobble with 4 dc over 2 dc - but replace 1st dc with 3 ch.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 (= square) and A.2 (= assembly).

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SQUARE:
Worked in the round. See diagram A.1. Ch 6 with Big Delight on hook size 5 mm / H/8 and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch.

ROUND 1: Work 16 dc in ch-ring - READ CROCHET INFO - finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

ROUND 2: Work 1 BOBBLE BEG - read explanation above - over the first 2 dc, ch 3, * 1 BOBBLE - read explanation above - over the next 2 dc, ch 3 *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 8 bobbles and 8 ch-spaces.

ROUND 3: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st ch-bobble, * ch 3, 1 sc in next bobble, ch 7 (= corner), 1 sc in next bobble *, repeat from *-* the entire round - but when repeating last time, do not work last sc but work 1 sl st in 1st sc from beg of round = 8 sc and 8 ch-spaces.

ROUND 4: In 1st ch-space work 5 dc, * ch 1, in next ch-space work 4 dc, ch 3 and 4 dc (= corner), ch 1, in next ch-space work 5 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round - but when repeating last time, work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

BLANKET:
Work 130 squares in total.

ASSEMBLY:
Work squares tog alongside and then across. Place the squares with 10 squares in width and 13 squares in height.
Place 2 and 2 squares on top of each other WS against WS, and crochet them tog with Nepal as follows:
See diagram A.2 - ** work 1 sc in ch-space in the corner on 1st square, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-space in the corner on 2nd square, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space on 1st square, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space on 2nd square *, repeat from *-* until next corner, finish with ch 3 for transition to next square **.
Repeat from **-**.
Crochet an edge with Nepal around the entire blanket as follows: ** Work 1 sc in corner on one square, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times (3 times in total), ch 3 for transition to next square **.
Repeat from **-** around the blanket but work as follows in every corner: Work 1 sc, ch 3 and 1 sc in ch-space in the corner.

Diagram

ch
sl st
sc
dc
1 bobble with 4 dc over 2 dc from previous round: * Work 1 dc in next dc - but wait with last pull through, 1 dc the same way *, (= 3 sts on hook), repeat from *-* in next dc, pull thread through all 5 sts on hook
work 1 bobble with 4 dc over 2 dc - but replace 1st dc with 3 ch

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