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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Midorie Blanket {Crochet Pattern}

I've named this blanket the Midorie Blanket.

It was NOT a planned blanket.  I have this friend at work who had me make a baby blanket a year or two ago when her goddaughter was born, and she came to me in a pinch- Can you have a blanket ready in about a week, she asked....  Not an easy task.  At first, i thought I was going to have to tell her no, but I looked over some of my in-the-works projects and saw some octagons that would be perfect for it.  They were white, which is what she wanted and I thought, I could take these, and form a new blanket out of them!

Thus, the Midorie Blanket was born.  Never would I thought that I would be able to have it done in time!

Copyright 2010-2012 LiLu Studios: This Crafting Life, by Lori Steffens. {http://www.thiscraftinglife.com/} Make it, Wear it, Love it, but above all, Share it, don't Sell it!

 Blanket measures roughly 36" square.

Materials Needed:

About 2 skeins of white Red Heart Yarn
1 skein of Lavender Caron Simply Soft Yarn
"H" hook


Motif 1: 

(Make 5)
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
R1: Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 11) 7 times in ring. 1 sc in ring. Ch 6. Join with dtr to first sc.
R2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dtr. (Ch 5. 1 sc in next ch-11 sp) 7 times. Ch 5. Join with sl st to first sc.
R3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3). *1 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp. Ch 3.** 1 dc in next sc. Ch 3. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6.
R4: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop in side of sc just worked. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. Miss next ch-3 sp. *1 sc in next dc. Ch 3. Cluster in last sc. Miss next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
R5: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5). *1 dc in next sc. Ch 5. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 8.
R6: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 3. Cluster in last sc. 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp. Ch 3. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * around, omitting sc at end of last rep. Join with sl st to first sc.
R7: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 5. Miss next cluster and sc. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 5.** Miss next cluster and sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around, ending at **. Miss last cluster, sc and ch-3 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
R8: Sl st in next ch-5 sp. Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). (2 hdc. 3 dc) in same ch-5 sp. *(1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. (3 dc. 2 hdc) in next ch-5 sp.** (2 hdc. 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.


Motif 2:

(Make 4)
Ch 6. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
R1: Ch 1. 16 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
R2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc.*Ch 5. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. Ch 5. Miss last sc. Join with sl st to
first sc.
R3: Ch 1. *(1 sc. 1 hdc. 5 dc. 1 hdc. 1 sc) in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
R4: Join yarn with sl st to any center dc of 5-dc group. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 5. 1 sc in center dc of next 5-dc group. Rep from * around. Ch 5. Join with sl st to first sc.
R5: Sl st in first ch-5 sp. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). [1 dc. Ch 2. (1 dc. Ch 1) twice] in same ch-5 sp. *[1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Ch 2. (1 dc. Ch 1) twice] in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4.
R6: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc. *(1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last ch-2 sp. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in last ch-2 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
R7: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next dc. *(1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc) 4 times. Ch 1. Miss next dc. Rep from * to last ch-2 sp. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in last ch-2 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc) twice. Ch 1. Miss last dc. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4.
R8: Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) twice. *(1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last ch-2 sp. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in last ch-2. sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.


Motif 3:

(Make 4)
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
R1: Working into ring: Ch 3. 4 dc. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook from front to back through top of ch 3, then through dropped loop. Yoh and pull through both loops on hook – Beg Popcorn made. Ch 3. *5 dc. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook from front to back through first dc, then through dropped loop. Yoh and pull through both loops on hook – Popcorn made. Ch 3. Rep from * twice more. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 4 Popcorns.
R2: Beg Popcorn in first Popcorn. *Ch 1. (Popcorn. Ch 4. Popcorn) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1.** Popcorn in next Popcorn. Rep from * twice more, then rep from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of first Popcorn.
R3: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next Popcorn. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-4 sp. (1 dc in next Popcorn. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. 1 dc in next Popcorn. Rep from * twice more. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-4 sp. 1 dc in next Popcorn. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Join them together as shown in the picture.

Border is optional.  In order to do the border that I did, work holding one strand of white and one strand of lavender and work around border working 1 dc in each st, but on corner st do 2 dc and skip the bottommost two st in the valleys (to keep the points and valleys).  Work two rows like this and then fill in the triangle with back and forth rows of dcs(i did this in white).  I did 5 in the lowest part of the valley and added one on each end(2 per row) going up through the triangle.  Then I worked one more row all the way around the piece with the double strand white and purple.

Sorry the border is written so jumbly, I wrote it after the fact and it was hard to capture the idea.  If you have questions or suggestions for how I could modify it, please let me know!  I hope you like my newest blanket!

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  2. This is lovely! A work of art. I'd love it if you would add it to my link party for the fiber arts!
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