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DROPS Baby 13-20 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS blanket in 2 threads of Alpaca

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Size: approx. 65 x 80 cm

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
300 g colour no. 0100, off-white

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Crochet gauge: 1 square should measure 14 x 14 cm using 2 threads of Alpaca.

The blanket consists of 20 squares crochet together.
1 square:
Crochet 4 ch on hook size 4.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca and make a loop with a sl st.
1st round: 3 ch (= 1 tr), *1 ch, 1 tr around the loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round, (= 8 tr on round).
2nd round: 3 ch (= 1 tr), *3 ch, 1 tr in the next tr*, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round, (= 8 tr on round).
3rd round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch and 1 dc. Finish with a sl st in the 1st dc from beginning of round, (= 8 leaves on round).
4th round: 4 ch (= 1 dtr = 1. corner), *5 ch, 1 dc in the top of the next leaf (between the 2 dtr sts), 4 ch, 1 dc in the top of the next leaf, 5 ch, 1 dtr between the 2 dc in between 2 leaves*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, but finish with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round, (instead of a dtr in between 2 leaves) = 12 loops around the square with a dtr in each corner
5th round: In the corner dtr crochet as follows: 4 ch (= 1 dtr), 2 ch, 1 treble tr, 2 ch and 1 dtr. Continue to crochet 4 dtr in each loop. In the dtr st at the remaining 3 corners crochet 1 dtr, 2 ch, 1 treble tr, 2 ch, 1 dtr. Finish the round with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round. Cut and sew the threads.

Assembly: Crochet the squares together as shown in diagram 1 (this means a sl st in approx. every 3 dtr). Crochet the squares tog first vertically and then horizontally with 4 squares in the width and 5 squares in the height.

Crochet edge: At last crochet an edge of ch loops all around the blanket on hook size 4.5 with 2 threads of off-white Alpaca as follows: 1 dc in the treble tr at the corner, *6 ch, skip approx. 2 dtr, 1 dc in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish the round with 6 ch and 1 sl st in the 1st dc on round –make sure to have 1 dc in each treble tr at the 2 corners each square.

Diagram

= 1 ch
= 1 dc

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