Gemma Blanket by Rachele Carmona
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Gemma Blanket

Crochet
June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in motif
6.5 mm (K)
5.0 mm (H)
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
30 x 40in - diagram for larger size included
US
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Gemma is a sweet and stylish geometric baby blanket made in chunky Stone Washed XL. I named her Gemma after the diamond shapes, but coincidentally, all of the colors of Stone Washed are named for gemstones. It was meant to be! If you need a fast baby blanket, one option is to use thicker yarn, but the end result can be a boxy and bulky piece. By mixing thick motifs with thinner yarn for the join and border, you can turn a good blanket into a great blanket. Try this pattern for your next gifty make! – Rachele C.

Materials

Yarn
Scheepjes Stone Washed XL (70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic; 75m/50g)
Yarn A: 841 Moon Stone x 2 balls
1 ball each of the following:
Yarn B: 842 Smokey Quartz
Yarn C: 858 Lilac Quartz
Yarn D: 876 Tourmaline
Yarn E: 851 Deep Amethyst
Yarn F: 853 Amazonite
Yarn G: 849 Yellow Jasper
Yarn H: 860 Rose Quartz
Yarn I: 850 Garnet
Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 130m/50g)
Yarn J: 801 Moon Stone x 2 balls
Notions
US Size 6.5mm (K) hook for motifs
US size 5mm hook for join and border
2 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving ends