Time Required :
Over an hour
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caron® chunky cakes™ from the middle crochet blanket

We adore this enchanting blanket! The lovely scalloped shells give it a delicate, lacy feel, while the shifting colors make a bold argument for the awesomeness of plums, pinks and teals all mixed together. We guarantee it’s just the thing to dress up your room or delight a friend who loves brilliant hues.
Step 1
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 58" square.

GAUGE: 8 sc and 9 rows = 4" .
 
Project Note:
   -  Ch 4 at beg of rnd counts as 1 dc and ch 1. Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as 1 dc.
   -  The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 6 - Caron® Chunky Cakes™ Yarn – Plum Perfect
 
To begin, ch 4.
 
Rnd 1: all in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. (8 dc and ch-1 sps).
 
Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. (7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
Rnd 3: Ch 4. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in same sc as last sl st. *Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc. Rep from * twice more. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. 
 
Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 6 dc in same ch-1 sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc in 2nd rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc in 2nd rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 
 
Rnd 5: Sl st in each of next 6 dc and 1 sc. Ch 4. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in same sc as last sl st. *Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next sc. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc (corner). Rep from * twice more. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next sc. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.  
Step 2
Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 6 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc group of 4th rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc group of 4th rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd.** 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
 
Rnd 7: Sl st in each of next 6 dc and 1 sc. Ch 4. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in same sc as last sl st. * twice. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc.** (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc (corner). Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.
 
Rnd 8: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 6 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. *(1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc group of 6th rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. 1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc group of 6th rnd, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd.** 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
 
Rnd 9: Sl st in each of next 6 dc and 1 sc. Ch 4. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in same sc as last sl st. * 3 times. Ch 5. Skip next 7 dc.** (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc (corner). Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. 
Step 3
Rnd 10: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 6 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. *(1 dc in 4th dc of 7 dc group 2 rnds below, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. 1 sc in 4th dc of 7 dc group 2 rnds below, working over ch 5 of previous rnd.** 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 
 
Rnd 11 – End: Cont in pat as established, working 1 more "" before each corner on odd numbered rnds and 1 more "[1 dc in 4th dc of 7 dc group 2 rnds below, working sc over ch-5 of previous rnd. 7 dc in next ch-1 sp]" before each corner on even numbered rnds until blanket measures approx 58"  across.
 
Finishing: Fasten off, weave in the tails and trim away any excess yarn.
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Dc = Double Crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
 
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