Monday, February 17, 2014

Bitty Baby Wave Blanket

I have three granddaughters who have Bitty Babies and they are some of their favorite playmates, when they come here to visit they like to find Auntie Emily's Bitty Twins and play with them wrapping them in an old knitted wave afghan that was made for my girls.  I thought it was time to use up some of the stash yarn and make something they could play with at home that would be just the right size.

For this you will need some worsted weight yarn.  I used Caron Simply Soft in bright colors, and for the second baby blues with
Bernat Softee Baby yarn.
Size I or 5.5 mm hook
yarn needle to weave in ends

The wave pattern in made in multiples of 13 for the base chain, I used 91.  So for this size chain 91.

ROW 1:  Starting in the third chain from the hook DC in the next 4 sts, *(3 DC in the next st, then 1 DC in the next 5 sts., sk the next 2 ch sts., then 1 DC in the next 5 sts), repeat from * across.   At the end ch 3 and turn.
ROW 2:  Sk the first st, then 1 DC in the next 4 sts, *(3 DC in the next st, then 1 DC in the next 5 sts, sk the next 2 sts., then 1 DC in the next 5 sts), repeat from * across.  At the end of the row chain 3 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you have completed 36 rows.  

I did 4 rows of each color to make a striped afghan, but you can make your blanket in any color combination that you like.  This is a great way to use up old yarn!!

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