Falling Leaves Baby Blanket

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Wrap up your little one in a blanket of falling leaves. The main body of this blanket is worked back and forth with four colors of yarn.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 36″ x 36″

Easily customizable by working the 5-st and 12-row pattern rep more or fewer times.

Gauge: 16 sts and 6.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Berroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 217 yards [198 meters]/100 grams): 5102 Buttercream (MC), 3 balls; 5179 Chocolate (CC1), 1 ball; 51103 Clary (CC2), 1 ball; 5121 Sunny (CC3), 1 ball

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Contrast colored yarns can be carried loosely up the side of your work and then hidden with the border.

Pattern

With MC, ch 128.

Row 1: 2 Dc in 4th ch from hook, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to end of row, do not turn.

Row 2: With CC1, sl st to turning ch, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch, sc in next 2 dc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.

Row 3: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row with final sc in sc, turn.

Row 4: With CC2, sl st to sc, ch 1, sc in sc, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, *sc in sc, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * to last sc, sc in sc, sc in next 2 dc, sc in top of turning ch, do not turn.

Row 5: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row with final sc in sc, do not turn.

Row 6: With CC3, sl st to turning ch, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch, sc in next 2 dc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.

Row 7: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row with final sc in sc, do not turn.

Row 8: With CC1, sl st to turning ch, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch, sc in next 2 dc, sc in sc, *ch 3, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.

Row 9: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row with final sc in sc, turn.

Row 10: With CC2, sl st to sc, ch1, sc in sc, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, *sc in sc, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in sc, sc in next 2 dc, sc in top of turning ch, do not turn.

Row 11: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row with final sc in sc, do not turn.

Row 12: With CC3, sl st to turning ch, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch, sc in next 2 dc, sc in sc, *ch 3, sc in next 3 dc, sc in sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.

Row 13: With MC, ch 3, 2 dc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end of row, do not turn.

Rep Rows 2-13 until blanket measures approximately 33″ ending with Row 3, 7, or 11, do not turn. Fasten off all yarns.

Border

Rnd 1: With CC1, RS facing, and starting at top right corner, sl st to sc, ch 3, 3 dc in sc, sc in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) across to corner with last sc in ch-3 turning ch, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, sc in next sc, (ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk sc, sc in next sc) across to corner, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk ch, sc in next ch, (ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk ch, sc in next ch) across to corner, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, sc in next sc, (ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk sc, sc in next sc) across to corner, ending with sc in beginning sl st. Fasten off CC1, turn.

Rnd 2: With CC2, WS facing, and starting at top right corner, sl st to sc, **ch 3, 3 dc in same sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to corner with last sc in corner sc; rep from ** to beginning of rnd, ending with sc in beginning sl st. Fasten off CC2, turn.

Rnd 3: With CC3, RS facing, and starting at top right corner, rep Rnd 2. Fasten off CC3.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.yarn ball

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