Wonder Block Baby Blanket by Janine Myska

Wonder Block Baby Blanket

May 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
3.75 mm (F)
1260 yards (1152 m)
One size with instructions on how to continue crocheting to your desired size
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This fun, color-blocked blanket is created by working rectangles in a spiral until your blanket reaches your desired size.

For more information and additional photos, visit knitsnknots.ca/wonder-block-baby-blanket.

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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Color Theory in 7 colorways: Ivory, Tourmaline, Bee Pollen, Satellite, Canyon, Amethyst, and Caper

  • 100% acrylic
  • 246 yds (225 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.

Yardage Required:
Color 1 (C1): Ivory - 1 skein / 140 yds (128 m)
Color 2 (C2): Tourmaline - 1 skein / 155 yds (142 m)
Color 3 (C3): Bee Pollen - 1 skein / 170 yds (155 m)
Color 4 (C4): Satellite - 1 skein / 165 yds (151 m)
Color 5 (C5): Canyon - 1 skein / 200 yds (183 m)
Color 6 (C6): Amethyst - 1 skein / 215 yds (197 m)
Color 7 (C7): Caper - 1 skein / 207 yds (201 m)

Substitute Lion Brand Color Theory with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Hook: Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 18 sts and 9 rows in double crochet, blocked.

Written in U.S. Crochet terms
C1-C7: color 1 - color 7
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
rep: repeat
st(s): stitch(es)

Skill Level: Beginner (There are plenty of photos throughout the pattern to help clarify the steps for visual learners!)

Sizing: This blanket is written as a baby blanket. For a larger blanket, work extra blocks until reaching your desired size. Note that this will require additional yardage than listed in the Materials section.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row.

Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch anywhere in this pattern.

Reversible: There is no right side or wrong side to this blanket. Both sides are identical.

Construction: You will begin with a small rectangle (Block 1) that will become the center of your blanket. Next, you will crochet along the edge of your first block for seven rows. Then, you will crochet along the edge of both blocks to create a third block. You will continue rotating your work in the same direction after completing each block in order to add a new, larger block. This is called the log cabin technique, commonly seen in quilting.

Changing Colors: When changing colors, work the last stitch of the row with the old color, but do not work the final yarn-over to close the stitch. Work this yarn-over with the new color. Then drop the old color and continue crocheting with the new color.

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