Aim to Squeeze Pink Lemonade Blanket

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A half slice of pink lemon adorns this baby throw for a contemporary, whimsical feel. Perfect for any baby or toddler, this fun blanket is ideal for family car trips this summer — little ones will stay toasty warm even while you blast the air conditioning! Worked first as a half circle, stitches are then added to create a rectangle shape to make it into the full-sized throw. Add a bit of surface crochet to define the lemon segments and you’ll be ready to roll!

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 44” / [112 cm] x 36” / [91 cm]

Gauge: 14 sts and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft (60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon; 459 yards [420 meters]/140 grams): #178 Teal (MC, 2 balls), #138 Little Girl Pink (CC2, 1 ball), #159 Lemon Drop (CC3, 1 ball)

Lion Brand Baby Soft Pompadour (62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; 367 yards [335 meters]/113 grams): #200 (CC1, 1 ball)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked as a half circle that then becomes a square.

Chain 1 spaces stack upon one another to separate the lemon segments and allow for a space to work surface crochet.

Pattern

With CC1, ch 4 (last 3 chs count as first dc).
Row 1 (RS): Work 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, change to CC2, turn. (6 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch), dc in next st, (ch 1, dc in next st) 4 times, turn. (6 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch, turn. (16 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last st, turn. (22 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (24 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (34 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (46 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 9: Rep Row 7.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (58 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 11: Rep Row 7.

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (70 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 13: Rep Row 7.

Row 14: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (82 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 15: Rep Row 7.

Row 16: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 6 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (94 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 17: Rep Row 7.

Row 18: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (106 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 19: Rep Row 7.

Row 20: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (118 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 21: Rep Row 7.

Row 22: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (130 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 23: Rep Row 7.

Row 24: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (142 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 25: Rep Row 7.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (154 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 27: Rep Row 7.

Row 28: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 12 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (166 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 29: Rep Row 7.

Row 30: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (178 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 31: Rep Row 7.

Row 32: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 14 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (190 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 33: Rep Row 7.

Row 34: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 15 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (202 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 35: Rep Row 7.

Row 36: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 16 dc, ch 1) 4 times, sk ch-1 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. (214 dc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 37: Rep Row 7. Fasten off.

Row 38: With RS facing, join CC1 to edge side first st of Row 37, ch 1, sc in same side of st, ch 3, dc in top of same st, dc in each dc across to ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, (dc in next 17 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 17 dc, dc in ch-1 sp) 4 times, dc in each dc until 1 st rem, dc in last st, ch 3, sc in side of dc of Row 37, working across ends of the rows, evenly space 148 sc, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (231 dc, 150 sc)

Row 39: With WS facing, join CC3 to ch-3 at edge of row, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st across to ch-3 at other edge, turn.

Row 40: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 56 sts, (2 dc in the next 2 dc, dc in next 37 sts) 4 times,

dc in next 18 dc, 2 dc in last st. Fasten off. (243 dc)

Row 41: With MC and WS facing, sk first 2 sts, join to next dc, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 43 sts, 3 dc in next st (corner made), dc in next 43 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 43 sts, 3 dc in next st (corner made), dc in next 43 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 5 sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (25 sc, 40 hdc, 178 dc)
Row 42: Sl st in first st, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 41 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 41 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 21 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 41 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 41 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sc, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (30 sc, 40 hdc, 170 dc)

Row 43: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 38 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 38 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 29 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 38 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 38 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (38 sc, 40 hdc, 158 dc)
Row 44: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 36 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 36 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 35 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 36 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 36 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (44 sc, 40 hdc, 150 dc)

Row 45: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 33 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 33 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 43 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 33 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 33 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (52 sc, 40 hdc, 138 dc)

Row 46: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 30 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 30 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 51 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 30 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 30 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (60 sc, 40 hdc, 126 dc)

Row 47: Sk first st, sl st in next st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 27 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 27 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 59 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 27 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 27 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (68 sc, 40 hdc, 114 dc)

Row 48: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 24 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 24 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 67 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 24 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 24 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (76 sc, 40 hdc, 102 dc)

Row 49: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 21 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 21 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 75 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 21 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 21 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (84 sc, 40 hdc, 90 dc)

Row 50: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 18 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 83 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 18 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (92 sc, 40 hdc, 78 dc)

Row 51: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 15 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 91 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 15 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (100 sc, 40 hdc, 66 dc)

Row 52: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 12 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 99 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 12 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (108 sc, 40 hdc, 54 dc)

Row 53: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 107 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (116 sc, 40 hdc, 42 dc)

Row 54: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 115 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (124 sc, 40 hdc, 30 dc)

Row 55: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 123 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (132 sc, 40 hdc, 18 dc)

Row 56: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 131 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (140 sc, 40 hdc, 6 dc)

Row 57: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 139 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 4 st, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (148 sc, 28 hdc, 6 dc)

Row 58: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 147 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (156 sc, 16 hdc, 6 dc)

Row 59: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 155 sts, hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (164 sc, 4 hdc, 6 dc)

Row 60: Sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as last sc, dc in each st across, ch 3 (counts as dc) sc in same st as last dc, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next st, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (8 sc, 161 dc)

Row 61: Sk first st, sl st in 3 sts and in each ch, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, dc in each st across, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (161 dc)

Row 62-86: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each st across, turn, do not fasten off after completing final row.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in each st across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, evenly work 114 sc across side of throw, 3 sc in corner, evenly work 161 sc across side to next corner, 3 sc ion corner, evenly work 114 across side of throw, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With CC1, join to any middle st of any corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc across to next corner, *3 dc in next corner, dc across to next corner; rep from * around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With MC, join to any middle st of any corner, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in each st across to corner, *3 sc in corner, sc in each st across to corner; rep from * around, sl st to join. Fasten off.

Lemon Segments

With RS facing, join CC1 with sl st to Row 1 between 2 CC2 sts, *ch 2, sl st around ch of next row; rep through Row 37. Fasten off.

Repeat for all segment separations.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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