Circle in a Square Baby Blanket by Marie Segares

Circle in a Square Baby Blanket

Crochet
July 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
1 square = 6” (15 cm) in pattern.
5.5 mm (I)
1200 - 1440 yards (1097 - 1317 m)
Baby blanket: 38” (96.5 cm) square.
US
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This simple motif is easily customized, making it a great go-to pattern. This version includes pastel circles against white for a colorful baby blanket.

The pattern also includes a join-as-you-go tutorial. Say goodbye to seaming with this technique! (The tutorial is a separate PDF file so you can choose whether or not to print it out.)

This pattern and the tutorial were originally published in the April, 2014 issue of I Like Crochet.

Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch, treble crochet
Working in rounds, changing colors, increasing, crocheting in chain spaces
Special stitches: FPdc and sphdc (with explanations in pattern)

Skill level
Easy

Finished Size
Baby blanket: 38” (96.5 cm) square.

Materials
Red Heart Super Saver Economy (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 3 skeins in #0316 Soft White (MC), and 1 skein each in #0724 Baby Pink (CA), #0505 Aruba Sea (CB), #0322 Pale Yellow (CC), and #0381 Light Blue (CD), or approximately 1,040 yd (951 m) in MC; 115 yd (105 m) each in CA, CC, and CD; and 55 yd (50 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.

US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
1 square = 6” (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.