Jenny is part of a group of moms I teach crochet to every week while our kids are having their art class so I can't just run out to the Gap, I have to produce! It wasn't a surprise announcement, I had plenty of time and why it didn't hit me until I got the news I have no idea. But I had a few days before I saw her so I thought a small blanket would be perfect. And here it is, Baby Iselle's Blanket.
Needle & hook used: #10.5 24" and a J hook for the border.
Gauge: 3sts & 4 rows = 1" in Chain stitch pattern.
Finished measurements: 20.5" x 22"
Chain stitch pattern
Mulitple of 4
Row 1: Sl 1 * k2, p2 * k3
Row 2: Sl 1 * p1, yo, p1, k2 * p1, yo, p2
Row 3: Sl 1 * k3, p2 * k4
Row 4: Sl 1 * p3, k2 * p4
Row 5: Sl 1 * k1, k2tog, p2 * k1, k2tog, k1
Row 6: Sl 1 * p2, k1, yo, k1 * p3
Row 7: Sl 1 * k2, p3 * k3
Row 8: Sl 1 * p2, k3 * p3
Row 9: Sl 1 * k2, p1, p2tog * k3
Row 10: Repeat from row 2
Cast on 56 stitches and work the Chain stitch pattern until the piece measures 20.5". Bind off.
With a J hook and the 2nd color, single crochet around the blanket twice. Border should measure .75".
Weave in the ends, block blanket and enjoy!
Sweet Baby Iselle.
Unfortunately Lions Brand discontinued "Natures Choice", the yarn used for this blanket. I had some yarn left over from a project, Illimani Yarn's "Llama ll" a wonderfully soft bulky weight baby llama. I used 3 skeins for the main color (bone) and 1 skein of a contrasting color (lemon yellow) for the crochet border. Using the above pattern I was able to get the same dimensions as stated above.
The perfect little model, Max.