BUNNY-EAR BLANKIE

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approx. 26” w. x 29” l. (excluding border) (after blocking)

Materials:

700 yds. sport-weight baby yarn (Note: if a longer blanket is desired, additional yardage will be needed)

Sample shown in Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport (100% acrylic, 5 oz./141 g. skein, 446 yds/408 m per skein) in soft pink

 

Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:  13 sts & 8 rows = 4” in double crochet on size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook

 

Pattern notes:

Central portion of blanket is worked back and forth in rows from lower edge to top, then “bunny-ear” border is applied around all four sides.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), hook (hk), loop (lp), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st), treble (triple) crochet (trc), yarn over (yo)

 

Special stitches:

Open shell: work (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in one stitch.

Half shell: work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in one stitch.

Bunny-ear: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, trc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch.

 

Blanket

Row 1 (RS): Ch 98, sc in 2nd ch from hk, sk next ch, in next ch work (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc)(open shell completed), sk next ch, sc in next ch, *sk next ch, work open shell in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn (24 shells)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 5, dc in sc at base of beg ch (beg half shell completed), *sc in center dc of next shell, work open shell in next sc, rep from * across to last shell, sc in center dc of last shell, in last sc work (dc, ch 1, dc)(half shell completed), turn (23 shells, 2 half shells)

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc (i.e., the same st at base of beg sc), *work open shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across to last sc before last half shell, work open shell in this sc, sc in third ch of beg ch-5 of previous row, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until blanket measures approx. 27” from beg, ending with Row 2, turn.

 

Border:   

With RS facing, work around all four sides of blanket as follows:

 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 62 sc evenly across top of blanket to first corner; work 3 sc in corner; pivot piece to work along left side; work 54 sc evenly along left side to next corner; work 3 sc in corner; pivot piece to work along opposite side of foundation ch; work 62 sc evenly across to next corner; work 3 sc in corner; pivot piece to work last side; work 54 sc evenly along side to next corner; work 3 sc in corner, join with sl st to beg sc (244 sc).  Do not turn.

 

Rnd 2 (bunny-ear border): Ch 8, work bunny-ear as follows: sc in 2nd ch from hk, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, trc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch (bunny-ear completed), sc in ea of next 2 sc on blanket edge, *ch 8, work bunny-ear as above, sc in ea of next 2 sc on blanket edge, rep from * around all four sides of blanket. When last bunny-ear is completed, join with sl st to base of first bunny-ear. Fasten off and weave in all tails.

 

Finishing:  Lightly block blanket to finished measurements.

 

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