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« on: December 04, 2007 04:47:51 PM »



Through Any Window Baby Blanket


With three different rows, this pattern will give you a tad more variety while still
preserving the simple mechanics and appearance of granny blankets in the round.

Stitch wise, half double crochet (hdc) is used throughout to reduce stitch gaps and
each row alternates with either two or three hdc shells.

One of the most important changes is a ghost row of stitches without intermittent
chain spaces or skipped stitches. This row stabilizes the structure of the blanket and
helps to prevent warping and stretching of the corners. To make this row blend in, the
following row is done in between the stitches to mimic the granny style.

If this ghost row of straight hdc stitches isnt for you and prefer all rows to be
executed in the same classic granny square format scroll down for the alternate version.

Tips: The center of the blanket starts as a circle and it is recommended that the magic
loop technique be used for this starting round.

The border detail is essentially an extended picot.  To create a more triangular picot
shape, replace the second single crochet in the chain loops with an hdc.

If the border curls, try turning the second row of the blanket and work a wrong side
row.

Check out the Through Any Window Baby Blanket CAL on Crochetville to see what other people are doing with this pattern!


Have a look at the Through Any Window Baby Blanket Tutorial if you're having trouble with either pattern version.

Materials

Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft 

  5 oz/141g (459 yd/420m)   

   1 skein 920-184 melon (MC)   

   1 skein 920-103 bubblegum (A)     

   1 skein 920-099 cream (B)

Size H/8 -5.00mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Blunt end yarn needle

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: first five rounds = 4

Finished Size 30 x 30, not including picots.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st in to ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join
round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1, *hdc in next 2 sts,
(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last 2 sts
before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2,
2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last ch-1 sp, join rnd
with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6
: with MC, sl st in next st, ch 2, working in between
sts throughout rnd
, hdc in same sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk 2 st, 2 hdc in next st] to
last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3
times more, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk
2 sts, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 6 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp,
sc in next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-
1 sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2
: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc) in
ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3
: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.



Through Any Window Baby Blanket: Alternate Version

This version does not have a ghost row of straight hdc stitches and follows a more
standard shell and skipped stitches granny square formula for every round.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, [2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2] to
last ch-1 sp, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2
hdc in same sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2
sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch 1,
sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last ch-1
sp, end ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6: rep rnd 4

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 4 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp, sc in
next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-1
sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-
2 sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc)
in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.

Corrections 02-29-08

2007 Laura Lynn Hanks
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 07:27:18 PM »

What a very pretty blanket. Sweet me and you have the same middle name.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 11:25:37 PM »

Lovely baby blanket! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 05:36:59 AM »

This blanket is just beautiful! You did an amazing job!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 06:17:25 AM »

great baby blanket
love the colors you chose for it
thanks for sharing the pattern
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Cute blanket! Thanks for sharing the patt!
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 07:27:13 PM »

"[sl st in to next st] three times into ch-1 sp" 

ok so does that mean 3 times in the same space (which seems pretty much impossible) or in the next 3 stiches ?
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 07:33:19 PM »

I love this blanket!  I usually don't have the patience for making an entire blanket, but I really want to try this one out!
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008 01:16:47 AM »

Just want to let people know that I've edited the pattern for clairity and put up a tutorial on my blog here: http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/tutorials/through-any-window-baby-blanket-tutorial/
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