Pure Appeal Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic Cotton


GAUGE:
One Square = 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (9 x 9 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

SQUARE 1 (make 71)
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 2; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 dc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join C in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 dc. Fasten off.
SQUARE 2 (make 72)
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 3 dc in ring, ch 1, 5 dc in ring, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 18 dc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join B in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 dc. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Strip 1 (make 5)

Beg and ending with Square 1 and alternating Squares 1 and 2, sew 13 Squares into a strip.
Strip 2 (make 6)
Beg and ending with Square 2 and alternating Squares 2 and 1, sew 13 Squares into a strip.
Sew strips together along long edges, alternating Strip 1 and Strip 2.
Edging
From right side, join C with sl st anywhere along edge of Afghan. Ch 3, dc evenly around, working 3 dc in each corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning)ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously madedc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitchsp(s) = space(s)