Veterans Lap Blanket Pattern
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Pick up (B)
Working in the same pick up and cast off pattern as above all rows are now one color as follow:
Rows 43-48 (B)Rows 49-54 (C)Rows 55-60 (B)Rows 61-66 (C)Rows 67-72 (B)Rows 73-78 (C)Break yarn
Begin with (C) in the lower left hand corner of the blanket and work in a counter-clockwise direction. Crochet one row inSC around entire parameter of blanket.
Row 1: Pick up 287 stitches along bottom border to corner(Right lower corner) 2 SC in last chain, CH 1, turn corner, 2 SC in same stitch,SC 221 stitches up the right side of blanket to corner(Right top corner) 2 SC in last chain, CH 1, turn corner, 2 SC in same stitch,SC 286 stitches across the top of blanket to corner(Left top corner) 2 SC in last chain, CH 1, turn corner, 2 SC in same stitch,SC 221 stitches down the left side of blanket to corner(Right lower corner) 2 SC in last chain, sl st to first SC, Turn.
Row 2: Color (C) and working in clockwise around the borderCh 1, sk 1 SC, *2 SC in next SC*, repeat * to * to the corner, Ch 1, turn corner, SC in same chain, sk1, repeat (3 times)Sl st to first ch1 stitch at the lower right corner. Turn.Row 3: Change to Color (B) and repeat Leaf Stitch, working in counterclockwise direction.Row 4: Change to Color (A) and repeat row 2, working in clockwise direction
Break yarn. Weave in all ends.
Cut 13, 42” strands of Cotton Ease (4 ply yarn)Tie them together in the center with a shorter piece of scrap yarn and pull out a single ply to crochet each star.Using the size 7 hook.Ch 3, join.*Ch 4, sl into first ch from hook, SC into next ch, dc into next ch, sl into center of ch 3*Repeat * to * 4 more times pulling end of yarn through.