Sweet Dreams Afghan

Keep your baby’s dreams sweet and peaceful with this easy-to-make afghan.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 42”x 48”

Gauge: 4 rows: 2 ½”; Fan Shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) Fan Shell, (sc, ch 3, sc): 4 ¾”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0311 White (2 skeins), #0381 Light Blue (2 skeins), #0373 Petal Pink (2 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Fan Shell: (dc, [ch 1, dc] 4 times) in space or stitch indicated.
V Stitch (V St): [dc, ch 1, dc] in space or stitch indicated.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With light blue ch 130, sc in 2th ch from hook, *skip 3 chs, Fan Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch, repeat from * across ending with a sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *skip next ch 1 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2**, skip next ch 1 space, V St in next ch 3 space, ch 2, repeat from * across ending last rep at **, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, *skip next ch 2 space, Fan Shell in next ch 1 space, skip next ch 2 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of V St, repeat from * across ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Color Scheme

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern for a total of 80 rows as follows:
(4 rows blue, 4 rows pink, 4 rows white) six times, 4 rows blue, 4 rows pink

Edging

Rnd 1: With RS facing and white work along top edge Fan Shell in right corner dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space, Fan Shell in ch 1 space of V St] across, Fan Shell in 3rd chain of turning ch.
Work along side edge, *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in sc, ch 1, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next sc, repeat from * across, Fan Shell in first bottom ch.
Work along bottom edge [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch below Fan Shell, Fan Shell in ch below V St] across, Fan Shell in last ch.
Work along side edge repeat as for opposite side edge, join to beginning Fan Shell.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge, *sc next ch 1 space of Fan Shell, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 4, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across including last Fan Shell.
Work along side edge ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch 3 space, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space (of corner Fan Shell).
Continue pattern around blanket as established for bottom edge and opposite side edge, join to beg sc and fasten off.yarn ball

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