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Wheels Within Wheels Blanket

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I am so drawn to this scrappy pattern!

Wheels Within Wheels – Ravelry link in sidebar under “Pattern Inspiration”

I used ICE YARNS “Dancing Baby” for the wheel center and Bernat Softee Baby for the squaring off and the white background. This pattern will be a first for me because I am going to CROCHET THE FINISHED MOTIFS TOGETHER!! Sorry, I had to yell it because I almost exclusively join as I go… So, I’ll be SC-ing or Slst-ing them together. Haven’t decided which!

What’s your favorite scrappy blanket pattern? We may even add it to the site! 🙂

Bear’s Rainbow Blanket in IG-Land!

It’s been a blast looking at everyone’s progress on Instagram. I have been eagerly awaiting a spare moment to post, and it finally came! Check out a few more folks who have finished their Bear’s Rainbow Blanket:

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aemeabe – instagram

aemeabe has finished her gorgeous blanket – loving the grey and the border.

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talesfromtrish – instagram

…And a great progress shot by newcomer, springtimevoodoo – who is using my FAVORITE yarn: Hobby Lobby’s “I Love this Yarn” 🙂

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springtimevoodoo – instagram

Postage Stamp Block Pattern

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Postage Stamp Block

I am using this block as my motif for the Bear’s Rainbow Blanket CAL. It’s a little pattern I wrote that I’ve been meaning to use for a long time!

Written in American crochet terms

Work a “solid granny square”

Chain 4 and join to make a ring (or Magic Circle)

Round 1: SC in ring and Ch 2. (3 DC in ring, Ch 1) three times in ring. 2 DC in ring and join to first chain, leaving the second chain as the corner chain.

Round 2: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 2 DC in corner. (DC in the next 3 sts, *2 DC, Ch 1, 2DC* in corner) three times around the square. DC in next 3 sts and DC in corner. Join in first chain, leaving the second chain as the corner.

Round 3: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 2 DC in corner. (DC all sts across, *2 DC, Ch1, 2 DC* in corner) three times around square. DC in all sts across final side and DC in corner, joining in first chain. Cut yarn and finish off.

Work wide border

Join border color with a slip stitch in any corner.

Round 1: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 3 DC in corner. ***(Skip 2 sts, 3 DC in next st) three times, *3 DC, Ch 1, 3 DC* in corner)*** three times around the  square. (Skip 2 sts, 3DC in next st) three times. 2 DC in corner and join in first chain.

Round 2: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 2 DC in corner. (DC in all sts across, *2DC, Ch 1, 3 DC* in corner) three times around square. DC in all sts across, DC in corner and join in first chain.

Round 3: 3 SC in corner chain. (SC in all sts aross, 3 DC in corner) three times. SC in all sts across and join to first SC.

Cut yarn and finish off.

Yay! 🙂