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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bacon Baby Blanket 2.0

I have finally finished my new and improved extra-lumpy bacon baby blanket.  Yippee! I am really pleased with how it turned out.  The bacon looks right, and I think the mom of the baby-to-be is going to be thrilled.  It's a great size too, not too big, heavy enough that it won't fall off and get caught in the wheels of a stroller, and super washable when the inevitable spills and crumbs and general grossness require a washing.

Bacon Baby Blanket 2.0
Finished Size: approx. 29" x 28"

Supplies Needed:
Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice
MC A - 180 Cranberry - 1 skein
MC B - 133 Brick - 2 skeins
CC A - 123 Beige - 2 skeins
CC B - 126 Chocolate - 2 skeins
4.25mm/G crochet hook
Yarn Needle
MAIN BLANKET:
With MC A chain 101.
R1: sc in second ch from hook, sc across all ch, change to MC B, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R2: hdc across all st, change to CC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R3: (4 sc, 3 hdc in next st) 20 times, change to MC A, ch 2, turn. (140 st)
R4: (sc 3 st tog, 4 hdc) 20 times, change to CC A,  ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R5: sc across all st, change to MC B, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R6: (2 sc, 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 6 sc) 10 times, ch 1, turn. (120 st)
R7: (6 hdc, sc 2 st tog, sc 2 st tog, 2 hdc) 10 times, change to CC B, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R8-11: sc across all st,  ch 1, turn. (100 st)
R12: sc across all st, change to MC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R13: (4 sc, 3 dc in next st) 20 times, change to CC A, ch 2, turn. (140 st)
R14: (sc 3 st tog, 3 sc, 3 dc in next st) 20 times, change to MC B, ch 2, turn. (140 st)
R15: (sc 3 st tog, 4 hdc) 20 times, ch 1, turn. (100 st)
R16: hdc across all st, change  to CC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R17: (3 sc, 3 dc in next st, sc) 20 times, change to MC A,ch 2, turn. (140 st)
R18: (sc, sc 3 st tog, 2 sc, 2 dc in next st) 20 times, change to CC B, ch 2, turn. (120 st)
R19: (sc 2 st tog, 4 sc) 20 times, ch 1, turn. (100 st)
R20-22: sc across all st, ch 1, turn. (100 st)
R23: sc across all st, change to MC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R24: sc across all st, change to MC B, ch 2, turn.(100 st)
R25-90: repeat rows 2-24 three times.
R91: hdc across all st, change to CC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R92: (4 sc, 3 hdc in next st) 20 times, change to MC A, ch 2, turn. (140 st)
R93: (sc 3 st tog, 4 hdc) 20 times, change to CC A, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R94: sc across all st, change to MC B, ch 2, turn. (100 st)
R95: (2 sc, 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 6 sc) 10 times, ch 1, turn. (120 st)
R96: (6 hdc, sc 2 st tog, sc 2 st tog, 2 hdc) 10 times, fasten off. (100 st)
Weave in the 120 (or so) loose ends.

BORDER:
Pick which side is going to be the front (both sides are going to look amazing, so just choose the one you like best.)
R1: Starting in the top corner, attach CC A and ch 2, 2 sc in same st, 98 sc across top edge, 3 sc in next corner, 98 sc across side, 3 sc in corner, 98 sc across bottom, 3 sc in corner, 98 sc across side, sl st to 2nd ch in first corner cluster.
R2: Ch 2, 2 sc in same st, 100 sc across top, 3 sc in corner st, 100 sc across side, 3 sc in corner st, 100 sc across bottom, 3 sc in corner st, 100 sc across side, sl st to 2nd ch in first corner cluster. Fasten off.

Weave in the loose ends and celebrate the fact that you're done!


Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet

xoxo

Edit. 6/9/12: Hello Dynamos!  It was brought to my attention that there I had made a mis-type in the numbering of the pattern.  I've corrected it now in Google Docs to read correctly (I also added an abbreviations key and adjusted my website name to reflect my new dot-com-y-ness).  I am grateful to the kind soul that pointed out my mistake, and encourage anyone that has any questions to please feel free to email me at CrochetDynamite@gmail.com  
xo Jaime

Edit 5/7/14: Hello Dynamos!  This was my first pattern, and it was back when I thought I needed to put the instructions in some sort of printable file (before I knew you could just copy and paste any patterns you want into a word document and print them out for your crochet binders!).  I've moved the full pattern to this page now, so you don't have to mess with Google Docs anymore.  Love to you all!!!
xo! J

18 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!! I might have to make this for my sweetie... He loves bacon, but had a heart attack a couple of years ago (he used to eat it nearly every day, no wonder!), so he isn't allowed to eat it very often anymore. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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    1. Hi goatsandhounds! Yes, it's non-artery clogging fun! Thanks for checking it out!
      xo Jaime

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  2. Love the pattern! I wonder how many of these I will have to make as Christmas gifts - 5, 6, 10? Thanks for sharing and can't wait to spend some time checking out the rest of your site!

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  3. I love it Jamie! My grandson and Hubby are HUGE bacon fans!! Can't wait to try the pattern!! Thank you!

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    1. So are we!! It's a food group around here...
      xo Jaime

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  4. Thanks for the great pattern. Now I can provide a daily serving from the meat category without adding any fat to my son's diet.... :-D

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    1. LOL!!! And it's much more snuggly than real bacon too!
      xo Jaime

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  5. My sister loves bacon (not that I dislike it -lol). Gotta let her know about your pattern.

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    1. Hi pldrake! Yes! Share! (Or... Make one for her for Christmas??? That's what I'd do!)
      xo Jaime

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  6. I can't believe I missed this! I could have made 2 of these for Christmas....

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    1. Hi Tami! The best thing about babies is they'll eventually have birthdays! LOL!!! Or Valentine's Day is coming soon. ;)
      xo Jaime

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  7. THIS IS PERFECTTTTT!!!! MY husband is a chef, we're bacon obsessed and expecting #2. You, my friend, just inspired a nursery theme LOL (jk, but this is seriosly awesome!)

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    1. I think that a bacon-inspired nursery sounds amazing! I keep thinking it could be a very comical version of the 3 Little Pigs theme! LOL!
      xo Jaime

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  8. I LOVE this! I am making it and I am gonna make "fried egg" toss pillows to go with it! Thank you for this pattern!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! My grandchildren will LOVE this one; both of them are big bacon eaters!

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  10. okay I can't locate the instructions!

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  11. How can I make this larger for an adult?

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