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Marathon Baby Afghan!

Image of Marathon Afghan Image Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

Well I finally got the pictures back of the baby afghan I made in a hurry for a baby shower I was going to go to. I made this afghan in about 8 hours the day before the shower. I had pictures taken of it, wrapped it and got it ready to go just 30 minutes before the shower was to begin. It is a simple and easy pattern to do and the colors can be changed to suit a little girl. Read the whole story here!
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Materials Needed:
12 oz Country Blue Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn
16 oz White Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn.
Size H aluminum Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc =1" 1 row =1"
Finished Size: 32"x25"
Skill Level: Easy

Instructions
Use the Basic Granny Square Pattern on this site but with the following color orders and a size H hook instead of a G.
Motif 1: Make 6. 3 rnds white, 1 rnd blue.
Motif 2: Make 6 3 rnds blue, 1 rnd white.

Follow the picture for arrangement of squares. Put them together in a checkerboard fashion. Use the whip stitch to join the squares. You can see how to whip stitch them on this site.

Once you have joined all of the squares, you should have a small blanket which is 3x4 squares in size. Now starting in any of the corner spaces tie white yarn in the ch 2 sp work the following around the perimeter then work in the round from here.

In each corner work, 3dc, ch2, 3dc. In each sp between dc groups, work 3 dc. When you reach a corner of a square where it meets up with another square, work 3dc in each corner sp. After the firsr round is finished, join w/slst to top of ch3 and slst to the first ch2 sp. Work the next 3 rounds the same way. Fasten off the white and tie on the blue in one of the ch2 corner spaces and work 2 more rounds the same way. Then work a round of sc in each st around. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

First Designed in April, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc f120005

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