Peter by Jessica McDowell

Peter

Crochet
November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
Finished size using suggested yarn and hook is 31" x 36"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The traditional style and light blue color reminded me of artwork from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”.

The yarn used was Bernat Baby Sport in Pale Blue and was crochet with a G/6 hook. Between the blanket and my gauge swatch and nearly used every last inch of the yarn ball.

The finished size of the blanket using the suggested yarn and hook is approximately 31” x 36”, but size can easily be adjusted by adding more repeats of the patter or using a thicker yarn and larger hook.

To work gauge swatch ch 27 and work in pattern instructions. My finished gauge swatch was 5” across and 5.25” tall.

                          **Pattern Instructions**

Ch 147

  1. dc in 4th ch from hook and across, turn - 145 dc

  2. ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc next dc, ch 1 skip next dc, repeat across to last dc and top of ch 3, dc next dc and in top of ch from previous row, turn

  3. ch 3, dc next dc, ch 1 and skip next dc, dc 19x repeat 7 times, ch1 skip next dc, dc next stitch and in top of ch 3 of previous row, turn

  4. repeat row 3

  5. repeat row 3

  6. ch 3, dc next dc, ch 1 and skip next dc, dc 9x, ch 2 and skip 1 dc, dc 9x repeat 7 times, ch 1 skip next dc, dc next stitch and in top of ch 3 of previous row, turn

  7. ch 3, dc next dc, ch 1 and skip next dc, dc 7x, ch 2 and skip over 2 dc of previous row, sc in opening made by ch 2 of previous row, ch 2 and skip 2 dc, dc 7x repeat 7 times, ch 1 skip next dc, dc next stitch and in top of ch 3 of previous row, turn

  8. ch 3, dc next dc, ch 1 and skip next dc, dc 7x, dc 2x in ch 2 of previous row, ch 1 and skip over sc of previous row, dc 2x in ch 2 of previous row, dc 7x repeat 7 times, ch 1 skip next dc, dc next stitch and in top of ch 3 of previous row, turn

  9. ch 3, dc next dc, ch 1 and skip next dc, dc 9x, dc in ch 1 of previous row, dc 9x repeat 7 times, ch 1 skip next dc, dc next stitch and in top of ch 3 of previous row, turn

  10. repeat row 3

  11. repeat row 3

  12. repeat row 2

  13. ch 3, dc in each dc and ch 1 space of previous row

At this point you could tie off and weave in strings. The edges would look like my final photo. I worked a more finished edge as follows.

  1. at the end of row 13 ch 1 and turn blanket so you can work down the side. Work 2 slip stitches into the side of each row and tie off once you reach the end of this side.

  2. attach yarn and work 2 slip stitches in each row up the other side of the blanket, once you reach the end of this side turn blanket like you would at the end of a row

  3. ch 1, start by working down the side that you just worked slip stitches work 1 sc in each stitch around the blanket and working 3 sc into corners, connect first and last sc of border with slip stitch, turn

  4. slip stitch in each sc around blanket edge