Easy Single Crochet Baby Blanket
(Doll hand made by Linda Burkhalter for her daughters Becky Hofmann and Chrisy Bossie; courtesy of Becky Hofmann)
Round 1: Ch 5; join in a circle with a sl st to form ring. Ch 12 sc in the ring.
Round 2: (3 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) 4 times.
Remainder Rounds: Sc in back loop of each sc except at corners. At corners, 3 sc in back loop of the center (2 nd ) sc of previous grouping of 3sc. Since there are four corners, this will increase each round by four sc sts (one at each corner).
When blanket is large enough to satisfy your needs, complete last sc round and then start picot edging as follows: Sc in first sc; *in next sc (dc, ch 2, sc in second ch from hook for a picot) 3 times, dc in same sc, sc in same sc; sc in next two sc sts*. Repeat around.
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