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Rectangular Sampler Blanket

Crochet
March 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
1310 - 1540 yards (1198 - 1408 m)
34” x 29” (86 cm x 74 cm)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
Errata available: Round 1 was revised 3-30-13.

This rectangular stitch sampler is a twist on the traditional granny square pattern. It makes a great stroller or comfort blanket for a baby or small child.

The project uses different stitch patterns (a granny rectangle, an alternating v-stitch, staggered puff stitches, and an edging) to keep things interesting. I’ve rated the pattern intermediate, not because it is difficult to make, but because it really helps if the crocheter is able to “read” her/his stitches when switching between the different patterns.

The Rectangular Sampler Blanket was designed to create blankets for Project Night Night , the featured charity for Crochetville’s A Tour Through Crochet Country blog tour for National Crochet Month 2013. Please consider donating one of your blanket projects to Project Night Night or a local children’s charity.

Finished Size:
34” x 29” (86 cm x 74 cm).

Materials
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yds/201 m) – 4 skeins 1960 Pacific (CA), 2 skeins 1914 Alaska Sky (CB), and 1 skein 863 Cordovan (CC), or approximately 1,540 yards (1,408 m) in any medium weight yarn.

J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn needle

Though we are past the prize period, you are always welcome to join in the Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL chat thread here!