Wee baby Elements CALby Sandra Kuijer - Hooks & Yarn by Sandra Kuijer The Wee Baby Elements Blanket

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  • Wee baby Elements CALby Sandra Kuijer

    The Wee Baby Elements Blanket was designed to create a babyblanket that was similar to the

    Elements blanket, but sweeter and lighter. The texture of the blanket will be different from the

    Elemements blanket after round 8. Overall the Wee Baby Elements will feel light and soft because

    of the velvet feel of the Softfun.

    The Wee Baby Elements is a perfect soft blanket for a little baby or for a pretty throw or lapghan.

    I thought hard what yarn to use, tried different ones, from merino to normal wool but eventually

    decided to use these two: Scheepjes Cahlista and Softfun. I just love all the colours in the Cahlista

    range. Cotton makes the pattern easy, little to no blocking needed. Pure cotton yarn however

    would make the blanket too rough and heavy for a babyblanket. I’ve tried to use a cotton blend

    with merino, wool, used thin cotton, soft cotton, Scheepjes stonewashed, and after all the try-outs

  • I’ve decided that Scheepjes Cahlista and Softfun are the best to use for this blanket. Hope you

    enjoy this pattern and the blanket as much as we did.

    Crochet hook: I have used a clover amour crochet hook 4.5 mm for the first 13 rounds. I changed my crochethook to a 5 mm at the start of round 14 untill the last few rounds, I changed back to a size 4.5 mm in round 50. It’s a lot easier to work with a hook with a smooth round top when working with cahlista.

    Changing colours: In the pattern we will be changing from a colour to white after every round. I did cut the yarn after each round and took care of it with an invisible join. You can find a youtube instruction on how to do so here. 2 of my testers carried the white yarn moving from one round to the next. It works fine but if you are a beginner please follow the pattern by closing each round with an invisible join. If you prefer to carry the yarn, feel free. In the pattern I mention both, a slipstitch and an invisible join. However I did not explain every first stitch on new rounds for the slipstitch method, so make sure you do this the right way. If you are not sure how…. don’t mind the ends and cut your yarn as I have :-P

    Stitches used & Abbreviations Pattern uses US English crochet terminology

    ch chain

    sc Single crochet

    hdc Half double crochet

    dc Double crochet

    Trc Triple crochet

    St(s) Stitch(es)

    sl.st Slip stitch

    Sk Skip. Please note that not all skips are mentioned in the pattern.

    Rnd Round

    Sp Space.

    Ch1-sp A space formed by a ch1. Note that in this pattern you will always work in the space, you go around the chain

    FPsc Make a normal sc but instead of going into the top of a stitch, make your sc around the stem of the indicated stitch. Go from front to back

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTt_0aG_q_8

  • around the indicated stitch

    BPsc Back post single crochet. Like above, but now you go from back to front around the indicated stitch.

    FPdc Front post double crochet

    FPhdc Front post half double crochet

    FPtrc Front post triple crochet

    FPdc2tog Front post double crochet 2 together

    FP Front post; FPst is a stitch that is made front post

    BP Back post; BPst is a stitch that is made back post

    GS Granny Special - A group formed by a (dc, trc in the round below the previous round, and dc). This can be either FPtrc or normal trc

    GH Granny Hook – A group made in a corner, formed by a (GS, ch2, GS)

    Cluster Crochet a dc2tog in indicated st or sp. All legs of the dc2tog go in the same st or sp.

    popcorn Make 5 dc in the indicated st. Remove your hook from the last dc and insert your hook in the first dc. pull the last st through the first st and make a ch1 to complete the popcorn st

    V5pop Make 5 sc in the indicated st. Remove your hook from the last sc and insert your hook in the first sc . pull the last st through the first st and make a ch1 to complete the V5popcorn st

    Punctuation

    ** An asterisk indicates pattern repeats. You will need to repeat the instructions between the asterisks a number of times.

    Parentheses indicate repeats. You will need to repeat the instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified. This is a lower level repeat that can appear between * and * repeats

    Parentheses ( ) are used to indicate a group of sts to be worked into the same st.

    Instructions

    Wee Baby Elements CAL week 1

    Round 1: with color 1

    Ch4, join with a sl.st. in the first ch to form a little ring.

    Please no magic circle here! A ch4-ring with sl.st. is needed for stability as you will be working in the ring later. A magic circle wiggles loose in our experience.

    1

  • Round 2: with color 1 Crochet around the ch4ring you made in round 1. Ch2 (counts as your first dc), 1 dc, ch2, *2 dc, ch2* repeat from * to * two more times. Join the round with sl.st. or invisible join in the top of the ch2 which counted as your first dc.

    2

    Round 3: with white Crochet around the chains to work in the indicated space. In this round you work in front of the previous rounds. You start this round with a standing dc in any ch2-sp of round 2. Make 1 First GH in the same space:

    First GH: 1 standing dc in ch2-sp of round 2, 1 trc around the ring from round 1, in between the groups of 2 dc’s and working in front of Round 2 (see photo 3+3.1), Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of round 2, 1 trc around ring from round 1 working in front, 1 dc in same ch2-sp of round 2. (see photo 3.2)

    *Skip next 2 dc’s of round 2, make 1 GH in the next ch2-sp*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times.

    GH: 1 dc, 1 trc around ring from round 1, in same ch2-sp of round 2 (1 dc,ch2,1 dc), 1 trc around the ring from round 1, 1 dc in same ch2-sp of round 2 (see photo 3.3).

    Join round with sl.st. in top of the first dc or use an invisible join.

    3

    3.1

    3.2

    3.3

  • Round 4: with colour 1 In this round you work in front of the previous rounds. Start in any ch2-sp in a corner of rnd 3. Make first GH in any corner ch2-sp:

    First GH: 1 standing dc in corner ch2-sp of round 3, 1 trc in ch2-sp in corner sp of round 2 in between the two dc’s of round 2, Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of round 3, 1 trc in ch2-sp in corner sp of round 2 below, 1 dc in same ch2-sp of round 3.

    Skip (dc, trc and dc) of round 3, Make following three stitches (photo 4). Remember to work in front of the previous rounds: 1 dc in between two GHs of the previous round, 1 trc in between the 2 dc’s of the same color in Round 2 (photo 4), 1 dc in between two GHs of the previous round, Skip the next 3 sts (dc, trc and dc) of previous round. * 1 GH (see below) in the next cornerch2-sp, skip the (dc, trc and dc) of round 3, work in the middle (photo 4): 1 dc in between two GHs of the previous round, 1 trc around round 2 working in front (photo 4) 1 dc in between two GHs of the previous round, skip the next 3 st* Repeat from * to * two more times.

    GH: 1 dc, 1 trc in the corner ch2-sp from round 2 working in front Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of round 3, 1 trc in the corner ch2-sp from round 2 working in front 1 dc in same ch2-sp of round 3.

    Close the round with a sl.st on top of the first dc or use an invisible join (Photo 4.1)

    4

    4.1

  • Round 5: with white A GS is defined as (a dc, a trc/FPtrc in the round below the previous round, and a dc). Please note that a GH consists of two GS’s and a corner ch2-sp in between. In this round you work in front of previous rounds. Start in any ch2-sp in a corner of rnd 4. Make First GH in any ch2-sp in a corner:

    First GH: 1 standing dc, 1 trc in the ch2-sp from round 3 below working in front of round 4, Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of round 4, 1 trc in the ch2-sp from round 3 working in front of round 4, 1 dc in the same ch2-sp of round 4.

    * (Photo 5) Repeat between < and > one more time

    GS: 1 dc in between two GSs of the previous round, 1 FPtrc around the trc of the same color from round 3 below (Photo 5.1), 1 dc in between two GSs of the previous round.

    Skip the GS (dc, trc and dc) from round 4, Work 1 GH in the corner ch2-sp*

    GH: 1 dc, 1 trc in the ch2-sp from round 3 working in front of round 4, Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of rnd 4, 1 trc in the ch2-sp from round 3, in front of round 4, 1 dc in same ch2-sp of rnd 4.

    Repeat between * and * three more times leaving out the last GH of the repeat in the corner. Join the round with a sl.st in the first dc or use an invisible join. (Photo 5.2)

    5

    5.1

    5.2

  • Round 6: with colour 1 Start in any ch2-sp in a corner of rnd 5. Make First GH in corner ch2-sp:

    First GH: 1 standing dc, 1 trc in ch2-sp of round 4 working in front, Work (1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in same ch2-sp of round 5, 1 trc in ch2-sp of round 4, 1 dc in same ch2-sp of round 5.

    * Skip the GS (dc, trc and dc), Repeat between < and > two more times

    GS: 1 dc in between two GSs of the previous round, 1 FPtrc around the FPtrc of round 4, 1 dc in between two GSs of the previous round.

    Skip the GS