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free crocheted baby afghan pattern


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Mochi Plus Crocheted
Rainbow Dreams Baby Afghan

Designed by Gail Tanquary

Size: 30" x 30"

5 - 50 gr. balls
Crystal Palace Mochi Plus Color #561 "baby face"
4 - 50 gr. balls
Crystal Palace Plus Solid  Color #1500 "natural ecru"
Size H crochet hook

Gauge: 5 blocks by 5 blocks = 4"

Beginning block: Ch 6 loosely, turn. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch.

Block: Sl st into ch-3 space of next block, ch 3, 3 dc in same space.

Decreasing Block: Ch 1, turn. Sl st across top of block just completed, sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, join with sl st into ch-3 space of next block.

Start pattern. Using Mochi Plus 'baby face', make beginning block. Ch 6 and make a second beginning block, flip first block up to sl st
under ch-3 of first beginning block; ch 3, 3 dc in same space. This row now has 2 blocks.
(To flip block up, tip left hand forward, place thumb under block, index finger on top, tip hand back and turn the block up so that the ch 3 is in position to be joined with sl st.)

Work beginning block, flip work up, sl st into ch-3 space of previous row, ch 3, 3 dc in same space. Sl st into space under ch-3 space of next block, ch 3, make block as before. Continue in this manner, increasing one block on each row to 12 blocks along both straight sides and on the diagonal. Change to color B by drawing loop thru last 2 loops of last dc in last block of row.

Next row: Work decreasing block, make blocks to end (11 blocks made).
Next row: Work decreasing block, make blocks to end (10 blocks made)
Continue in this manner until one block remains. Finish off.

Make eight more pieces in the same manner.

To join blocks: Place right sides together, attach yarn with sl st to first block on each square, *ch 2, sl st in space between blocks* to end, sl st in end of final blocks. Join 9 squares as shown in diagram.

Border: With right side facing, join Color B to any corner, ch 2, hdc into space between next 2 blocks, ch 3, *3 dc into space under hdc just made, hdc into space between next 2 blocks.* Repeat between * all around.
Last Point: Ch 3 and work 2 dc in space under hdc, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Fasten off.

Designed and Crocheted  by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with crocheters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns  Mochi Plus are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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