Red Heart Super Saver I Love Pink BlanketBack to category
Red Heart Super Saver I Love Pink Blanket
Be pretty (and warm) in pink with a blanket made with the durable, washable Red Heart Super Saver yarn! We love how the squares in this blanket remind us of the afghans our moms, grandmas and other relatives used to make with a bright modern spin! If you want a yarn project with less feminine flair, swap the pinks out for three other colors and start crocheting!
Use a gauge of 1 square = 9", excluding border to crochet a blanket that measures approximately 40" x 40" inch long. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you fewer stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try using a larger size needle.
- Time:few hours
1Note: Blanket is made from 16 squares. Each square is edged and then squares are arranged as shown in the template and joined together.
Square (make 16: 6 each with A & B and 4 with C)
Row 1 (right side): Work 2 dc in 5th ch from hook (beginning ch count as first dc and skipped ch), 2 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 2 dc in next 2 ch; repeat from * 5 times, skip next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn seven 4-dc groups and 1 dc at each end.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), X-dc in each 4-dc group, dc in top of beginning ch, turn 7 X-dc and 1 dc at each end.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in each ch of each X-dc across to beginning ch, dc in top of beginning ch, turn seven 4-dc groups and 1 dc at each end.
Rows 4 through 13:Repeat last 2 rows 5 times.
3Edging Round: With right side facing, join D with slip st in end of first row, *working in ends of rows, 2 hdc in each row* across first side; working across top edge, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in space between first dc and first 4-dc group (corner made), [4 hdc in space between next two 4-dc groups] 6 times, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in space between last 4-dc group and last dc (corner made); repeat from * to * across other side; working in opposite side of foundation ch, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in space between first ch-2 space (corner made), [4 hdc in next ch-2 space] 6 times, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in last ch-2 space (corner made); join with slip st in first hdctwelve 4-hdc groups, seventeen 2-hdc groups and 4 ch-3 space corners. Fasten off.
With right sides facing, arrange all squares as shown in template.
Horizontal Join (right side): Holding first squares of Strips 1 and 2 with wrong side together and working through both thicknesses, join D with sc in first corner, **ch 2, sc in space between next 2 hdc and first 4-hdc group, *ch 4, sc in space between next two 4-hdc groups; repeat from * 4 times, ch 4, sc in space between last 4-hdc group and next 2 hdc, ch 2, sc in next corner**, ch 2, sc in first corner of next squares; repeat from ** to ** once. Fasten off. Repeat Horizontal Join to join remaining strips.
Vertical Join (right side): Holding first squares of Columns 1 and 2 with wrong side together and working through both thicknesses, join D with sc in first corner, *ch 2, sc between next two 2-hdc groups; repeat from * to next corner, ch 2, sc in next corner**, ch 2, sc in corner of next square; repeat from * across ending at **. Fasten off. Repeat Vertical Join to join remaining columns.
Border Round (right side): With right side of top edge facing, join D with slip st in first outer corner, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in same corner, working across top edge, **skipping vertical joins, *[4 hdc in space between next 2 hdc groups] across to last corner before next vertical join, 2 hdc in last corner, 2 hdc in first corner of next square; repeat from * across ending last repeat at next outer corner, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in next outer corner; working across side, skipping horizontal joins, [2 hdc in space between next two 2-hdc groups] across to next outer corner**, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in next outer corner; working across lower edge, repeat from ** to ** once; join with slip st in first hdc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
A = Shocking Pink
B = Pretty 'n Pink
C = Panther Pink
Ch = Chain
D = Black
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook
Sc = Single crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
X-dc (Crossed double crochet) = Skip first 2 dc of next 4-dc group, dc in space between next 2 dc, ch 2, working in front of dc just made, dc in space between 2 skipped dc
( ) = Work directions in parentheses in same st
[ ] = Work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = Repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.