Planetarium Baby Blanket

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Yarn: approx. 900 yards of KnitPicks CotLin DK weight

Tools: 4.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 5 rows of 10 sc = 3″ wide x 1″ high

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (hdc)half-double crochet, (sl st)slip stitch

Ch.6, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. to form ring.

Round 1: Ch.2 (counts as hdc), 2hdc in ring, *ch.1, **3hdc in ring* 4 times, ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.

Round 2: Turn, ch.2, 2hdc in ch.1 sp., ch.1, 3hdc in same sp., *ch.1 ** (3hdc, ch.1 3hdc) in nxt ch.1 sp.* repeat from * 4 times, ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.

Round 3: Sl st. in nxt 2 sts. & ch.1 sp., ch.2 (counts as hdc), 2hdc in ch.1 sp., ch.1, 3hdc in same ch.1 sp. *ch.1, 3hdc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch.1** (3hdc, ch.1 3hdc) in nxt ch.1 sp., * repeat from * 3 more times ending at **, join w/ sl st. in top of beg. ch.

Round 4: Sl st. in nxt 2 sts. & ch.1 sp., ch.2 (counts as hdc), 2hdc in ch.1 sp., ch.1, 3hdc in same ch.1 sp. * [ch.1, 3hdc in nxt ch.1 sp.] across to corner, ch.1, ** (3hdc, ch.1, 3hdc)* repeat from * 4 times, ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.

Rounds 5-32: Repeat Round 4.

Round 33: Sl st. in nxt 2 sts., *(3sc, ch.1, 3sc) in corner ch.1 sp., sc in each hdc and ch.1 sp. across to corner* repeat from * 4 times, join w/ sl st. in 1st sc.

Round 34: Ch.1, *sc in each sc up to corner ch.1 sp., (sc, ch.1, sc) in corner ch.1 sp. * 4 times, sc in each sc across, join w/ sl st. in 1st sc.

Rounds 35-38: Repeat Round 34. Finish off.

Weave in ends. Block as needed.

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