Octagon Baby Blanket by Marilyn Losee

Octagon Baby Blanket

Crochet
October 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (U.S.)
5.0 mm (H)
1575 yards (1440 m)
Diameter 41"/104cm
US
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This pattern is available for free.

This traditional crocheted Octagon Baby Blanket stitched in five harmonizing shades of Simply Soft® has a lovely personal touch. Designer Marilyn Losee engineered the pattern beautifully, then added a lovely bit of easy embroidery in the center of the design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
5 colors, 1 skein each:
#9701 white (A), #9719 soft pink (B), #9722 plum wine (C), #9717 orchid (D) and #9943 lavender blue (E)

Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

Schematics for embroidery are provided.

From the pattern:
Each round of the blanket consists of eight groups of double crochet stitches, separated by corner chain-spaces. In most rounds, increases are worked in the corners. In some rounds, decreases are worked to maintain the stitch count and prevent the blanket from flaring too much.