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lion brand® ice cream suffolk baby crochet afghan

Learn to crochet suffolk puffs to craft this sweet as cream baby blanket.
Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 1 - Lion Brand® Ice Cream® Big Scoop Yarn - Tutti Frutti 

SIZE: About 31" x 31" (78.5 x 78.5 cm)

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

NOTES
  1. Afghan is worked in one piece.
  2. A border is worked around the outside edge of the Afghan.
  3. The 3-dc groups are worked into the sps between sts, instead of into the top of sts.

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 – 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 – 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 – Thirty-six 3-dc groups and two 2-dc groups.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 29 in. (73.5 cm) from beg.
 
Do not fasten off.

FINISHING

Border

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc as evenly spaced as possible all the way around outside edge of 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.
 
Fasten off.
 
Weave in ends.

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