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Caleb's Baby Afghan

Image of Caleb's Baby Afghan Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This crocheted baby afghan uses a variation on the linked trebles stitch. I called a side linked double treble stitch. It is a fun afghan to make and one where once you get used to doing the stitch, you can sit in front of the TV and absent mindedly work on it.
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Materials Needed
3 skeins 5oz each Red Heart Super Saver in Ocean or a total of 15-16 oz of any worsted weight acrylic yarn. Red Heart Super Saver in Delft. .5oz
Size K/10 or 8mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 3.5mm
Gauge: 5 sldtr = 1"
Finished Size: 39" x 32"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Closeup of Caleb's Baby Afghan

Instructions
ROW 1: Ch104. Insert hook, pull up a loop in each of the following chains, the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th ch from hook. Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook 4 times. You now have 2 stitches made on the foundation chain. Now you will work on the rest of the foundation chain. (Insert hook and pull up a loop in each of the 3 bottom vertical bars down the side of the previous stitch and into the next chain. You should have 5 loops on hook. Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook 4 times.) [sldtr made] Repeat bet () all the way across. At the end, ch3, turn.

ROW 2: Sk very first sldtr and dc in each st across. Dc in top of ch5 of starting chain. Ch6, turn.

ROW 3: Insert hook and pull up a loop in the 2nd, 4th and 6th ch from hook. Sk very first dc and insert hook in next dc and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through 2 lps on hook 4 times. Repeat between () of ROW 1 all the way across. When you get to the end, you will be inserting your hook in the top of the ch3 of the previous row. Ch6, turn.

ROW 4-35: Repeat ROWs 2 & 3 sixteen times more. Do not fasten off. Do not turn.

Perimeter:

RND 1: Ch1. Work around the perimeter down the left side, across the bottom, up the right and across the top. Work a sc in each vertical side bar and work 2 sc in each dc row down the left and up the right. Work one sc per stitch across the bottom and top. Work 3 sc in each corner. When you get back to the beginning. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off ocean.

RND 2: Join Delft blue in same st as slst. Dc in each sc around but work 3 dc in each corner sc. When you get back to the beginning, join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch1. Sc in each dc around, but work 3 sc in each corner dc. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Go to: http://www.jpfun.com/reference/stitches/sldtr.shtml for further stitch instructions.

Design written on Saturday, February 02, 2008. Copyright ©2007 By Julie A. Bolduc p120007

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This crochet pattern is for personal use only and is not to be resold.