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caron® baby cakes™ entrelac crochet baby blanket

This very special baby blanket is soft and lovely, an heirloom in the making. We’ll show you how to crochet these pastel diamonds using the entrelac technique!
Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 43" square.

GAUGE: 12 sc and 13 rows = 4" ; save time and check your gauge.
 
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Center Block
Ch 9.
 
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of chain. Turn. 8 sc.
 
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
 
Rep last row 7 times more. Do not turn at end of last row.
 

ROUND 1 (4 blocks)
 
First Block
 
Ch 9.
 
Working into ch 9 and across first side of Center Block, proceed as follows:

Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 6 ch. Draw up a loop in next ch. Draw up a loop in sp at side edge of Center Block. Yoh and draw through 3 loops on hook – joining sc2tog made. Ch 1. Turn.
 
Row 2: Drop loop of last ch. With WS facing, re-insert hook from front to back through sp at side edge of Center Block, pick up dropped loop and draw through – joining ch to Block made. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 7 sc. Joining sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn.
 
Row 4: Joining ch to Block. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Turn.
 
Rows 5-9: Rep Rows 3-4 twice more, then Row 3 once, omitting ch 1 at end of last row. Do not turn at end of last row.
 

Second Block
Ch 9.
Working into ch 9 and across second side of Center Block, rep 1st to 9th rows as given for
First Block. 
 
 
Third Block
Ch 9.
Working into ch 9 and across third side of Center Block, rep 1st to 9th rows as given for First Block. 
 
 
Fourth Block
Ch 9.
Working into ch 9 and across fourth side of Center Block, rep 1st to 9th rows as given for First Block.  
Step 2
ROUND 2: (8 blocks) 
 
First Block of Round 2

Foundation Row: (RS). Sl st in each of next 8 sts across First Block of Round 1. Ch 9. Do not turn.
 
Working into ch 9 and across first side of First Block of Round 1, rep Rows 1-9 as given for
Round 1 - First Block.
 
Second Block of Round 2
 
Working across second side of same block, proceed as follows:
 
Row 1: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Joining sc2tog. 8 sts.
 
Work Rows 2-9 as given for Round 1 - First Block.
 
Blocks 3-8 of Round 2: Work as given for Blocks 1 and 2 of Round 2. 
Cont as established, having 4 more Blocks every following Round until work measures approx
42" square. Fasten off.  
Step 3
Half Blocks
 
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to left corner of first Block of last rnd.

Row 1: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Joining sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. 7 sts.

Row 2: Joining ch to Block. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Sc2tog. Turn. 6 sts.
 
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc2tog 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Joining sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. 5 sts.

Row 4: Joining ch to Block. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 4 sts.
 
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Joining sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. 3 sts.
 
Row 6: Joining ch to Block. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 2 sts.
 
Row 7: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Do not turn. 1 st.
 
Join with sl st to top of Block.
 
Rep Rows 1-7 to corner Block.
 

Proceed as follows:

Row 1: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 6 sts.
 
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 4 sts.
 
Row 3: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn. 2 sts.
 
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.
 
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to left corner of last Block worked.
 
Cont working Half Blocks as established for all four sides of Blanket.
 
Final Edging
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to any corner st. Ch 2 (does not count as st). Work 1 rnd of hdc around outer edge of Blanket, having 3 hdc in corners. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.  
Step 4
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Ch = Chain(s)
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook
 
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