Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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lion brand® ice cream® big scoop® sweet baby crochet afghan

This wee blanket is so easy to make! It’s crocheted in simple clusters, just like a granny square. You’ll find it’s the perfect size to swaddle a new baby, and a great blankie for a toddler to tote around, too. Try it with Lion Brand® Ice Cream® Big Scoop® yarn – it’s so soft and sweetly colorful. No matter which colors you pick, we promise it’ll work up a treat!
Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: About 30" x 34" (76 x 86.5 cm)

GAUGE: 5 (3-dc groups) + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm). Please be sure to check your gauge.

PROJECT NOTES:
   -  This afghan is worked in one piece, back and forth in rows. Once the main portion of the afghan is complete, a border is worked around the outer edge.
   -  The 3-dc groups are worked into the sps between sts, instead of into the top of sts, just like a traditional granny square pattern.
 
AFGHAN:
Ch 115.
 
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc), *sk next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, 2 dc in last ch. You should have thirty-six 3-dc groups and two 2-dc groups.
 
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, sk first 2 sts, 3 dc in sp before first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp following last 3-dc group, dc in top of beg ch. You should have thirty-seven 3-dc groups and 1 dc at each end of row.
 
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in first st, sk sp before first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, sk sp following last 3-dc group, 2 dc in top of turning ch. You should have thirty-six 3-dc groups and two 2-dc groups.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until your piece measures about 33" (84 cm) from beg.
Do not fasten off.  
Step 2
FINISHING:
 
Border

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc as evenly spaced as possible all the way around the outer edge of the afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc at each corner.

Rounds 3 and 4: Rep Round 2.
 
Weave in ends.
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
 
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