GROOVY BABY BLANKET JOINING & BORDER

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Groovy Baby Blanket Joining & Border
– Free Crochet Pattern

This Groovy Baby Blanket Joining & Border is part of the
Groovy Mini Granny Square Baby Blanket Mystery Crochet Along! 

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Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

Yarn: Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light
Color – 5 colors – color change indicted in pattern

Hook: 4.00 mm

Size: Approx 30 in x 30 in (75 cm x 75 cm)

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet

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COLORS: A – Sunshine (yellow); B – Watermelon (pink); C – Lilac (purple) ; D – Olive (Green); E – Fig (purple); F – Lime (green); G – Rose (pink)

This is how all the squares look in the layout – and how they will be joined together.

INSTRUCTIONS:

THE JOINING:

With color A

 

I used a simple SC joining – working ONLY into the back loops of each DC.
NOTE: I did NOT work into the CLUSTERS.

I joined straight thru – meaning I joined 10 squares in one sitting.
First I joined horizontally – then vertically.

Don’t like this joining? No worries check this out for other alternatives:
Get It Together: How to Join Crochet Squares 14 Ways! – Moogly

THE BORDER:

With color A

RND 1: Starting at the very FIRST DC of any side (the DC just after a corner CLUSTER);
work 1 SC into starting DC; work 1 SC into next DC; work 1 HDC into next 3 DC;
work 1 DC into next 2 DC; work 1 TR into next 3 DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work 1 HDC into next 3 DC; work 1 SC into next 2 SC.
This sequence is worked over the 17 STS of a single square.

*SKIP the CLUSTER; work 2 SL ST’s into the JOIN (one on either side)
**work 1 SC into next 2 DC; work 1 HDC into next 3 DC;  work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work 1 TR into next 3 DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC; work 1 HDC into next 3 DC;
work 1 SC into next 2 SC.
Repeat from * until next corner reached; CH 4 for the corner.
Starting again at the next FIRST DC of the next side repeat from **.
Join with a SL ST into FIRST SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color E join yarn into ANY 4 CH corner loop

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 5 DC into 4 CH loop;
*work 1 SC into NEXT 7 STS; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS (you will note this is worked into the TR sts of the previous round); work 1 SC into NEXT 7 STS; work 1 SL ST into one of the SL ST’s worked int the join of the previous round.
Repeat from * until next 4 CH corner loop; work 6 DC into 4 CH corner loop.**
Repeat from * to ** 3 more times; omitting the instructions for the last corner; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With color B join yarn into the FIRST DC of a corner 6 DC group

RND 3: Work 1 SC into first DC; work 1 SC into next DC; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next DC; work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next DC; work 1 SC into next 2 DC;
*work 1 SC into NEXT 7 STS; work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next HDC; work 2 DC into next HDC; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next HDC; work 1 SC into NEXT 7 STS.
SKIP THE SL ST.
Repeat from * until next corner;
work 1 SC into next 2 DC; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next DC; work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next DC; work 1 SC into next 2 DC. **
Repeat from * to ** 3 more times. Omitting last corner instructions; join with a SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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