I’ve always enjoyed the look of corner to corner blankets and I know they work up quickly, so that was my starting point. I found this pretty yarn with speckles of color that remind me of confetti (hence the name) and I paired it up with a solid lavender for a pop of color. I love the varying diagonal stripes as I think they add a bit of interest.
I think the border is the best part of any blanket or afghan and so I wanted something that was simple and elegant but had a pop too. I hope you agree that I succeeded!
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Size: Approximately 32″ square
• DK or Sport Weight Yarn, I used Baby Bee, Sweet Delights (377 yards each).
…………• Main Color = Prints in Baby Pastel – 2 skeins;
…………• Contrasting Color =Sugarplum – 1 skein
• Hook H/5.00 mm
• Yarn needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 8 blocks x 8 blocks in pattern = 5″
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – Row/Round
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble
• Number in ( ) at end of Row/Round indicates the number of stitches in that Row or Round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between *, the designated number of times
The blanket is worked from corner to corner and the border is added at the end.
Work all rows in Main Color except:
Contrasting Color Rows: 12, 13, 16, 17, 26, 27, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 57, 58, 67, 68, 71, 72
R1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch and next 2 ch (See Fig 1). (1 block)
R2: Ch 6, turn, dc in 4th ch and next 2 ch, sl st in ch3 space (See Fig 2), ch3, 3 dc around ch3 from previous row (See Fig 3). (2 blocks)
R3: Ch6, turn, dc in 4th ch and next 2 ch, [sl st in ch3 space of previous row, ch3, 3 dc around ch3 from previous row] 2 times(See Fig 4). (3 blocks)
R4: Ch6, turn, dc in 4th ch ann next 2 ch, [sl st in ch3 space of previous row, ch3, 3 dc around ch3 from previous row] 3 times. (4 blocks)
R5 to R42: Repeat Row 4 increasing the repeat (block) by one for each row. (42 blocks after last repeat)
R43 (decrease): Turn, sl st across each dc, sl st in ch 3 space of previous row, [ch 3, 3 dc around ch 3 from previous row, sl st in ch 3 space of previous row] 41 times (Fig 5).
R44 to R83: Repeat R43 decreasing the repeat (block) by one for each row. Fasten off.
R1: You will work a round of sc evenly around blanket to start, join Main Color in any corner, ch1, *3 sc in corner, [sc in each vertical dc, 2 sc in the side of each horizontal dc], repeat to next corner*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with sl st to beg sc. (432 sc in total = 105 sc on each side + 3 sc in each corner
R2: Sl st to center st of corner, [ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc] in corner st, *dc in each st to next corner, [dc, ch 2, dc] in corner*, 3 times, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last corner. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off. (444 sts in total = 109 dc on each side + ch 2 in each corner)
R3: Join Contrasting Color in any corner ch 2 space, [ch 4 (counts as hdc + ch 2), hdc] in corner space, *hdc in each st to next corner, [hdc, ch 2, hdc] in corner*, 3 times, [hdc, ch 2, hdc] in last corner. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 2. Fasten off. (452 sts in total = 111 hdc on each side + ch 2 in each corner)
R4: Join Main Color in any corner ch 2 space, repeat Row 3. (460 sts in total = 113 hdc on each side + ch 2 in each corner)
R5: Join Contrasting Color in any corner ch 2 space, [ch 3, 2 dc, 3 tr, 3 dc] in corner ch 2 space, *skip 2, [sc in next st, skip 2, (3 dc, tr, 3 dc) in next st, skip 2],18 times, sc in next st, skip last 2 sts, [3 dc, 3 tr, 3 dc] in corner ch2 space*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times; skip 2, [sc in next st, skip 2, (3 dc, tr, 3 dc) in next st, skip 2],18 times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch3. Fasten off.
R6: Working in Back Loop Only, join Main Color in back loop of beg ch 3 of Row 5, work a round of sc as follows: sc in each dc or tr except center tr of each shell, work 3 sc in each center tr of shell, do not work in sc. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
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