Shell Burial Wrap
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© Pattern Copyright 2009--J. A. Esterly
Red Heart Soft Baby Yarn - One for the Main Color and some of a different color for the Trim.
Ribbon for the Tie
Size G Hook
**(Please remember that different yarns, different size hooks and also depending on your tension this pattern will come out to different sizes.)
NOTE: This is made in 3 sizes Small 1 - 1 1/2 lb., Medium 2 - 2 1/2 lb., Large 3 - 4 lb.
The pattern is written for a Small with (Medium, Large) in Parenthesis.
Row 1.) Ch 68 ( 86, 116 ), Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in the next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in the next ch,* repeat from * across ending with sc in the last ch.
Row 2.) Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in the first sc, sc in the 3rd dc of the next shell, * 5 dc in the next sc, sc in the 3rd dc of the next shell, * repeat from * across ending with 3 dc in the last sc.
Row 3.) Turn, ch 1, sc in top of the 1st dc, * 5 dc in the next sc, sc in the 3rd dc of next shell, * repeat from * across ending with sc in top of the last ch 3.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for 30 (38, 48) Rows, ending with Row 2 as your Row 30, (38, 48)
Ending your main color, Pick up your Trim color ch 1, turn now do Row 3 across to the end, sc in top of the last ch 3, now working down the side * skip the next dc row, 5 dc in the sc row, skip the next dc row, sc in the next sc row * repeat from * across ending with 5 dc in the last sc row and then sc in the next sc (you will not be skipping any stitches here) should be the corner, now working across the bottom (opposite side of Row 1) * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in the bottom of the 5 dc shell, skip 2 ch, sc in the bottom of the sc, * repeat from * across ending with sc in the last ch (should be the corner) Now working up the other side do not skip any stitches, 5 dc in the first sc row, * skip the next dc row, sc in the sc row, skip the next dc row, 5 dc in the next sc row,* repeat from * across ending with 5 dc in the last sc row, skip the next dc row, sl st in the first sc made on the top row. Fasten Off, Weave in ends.
Lay finished blanket Flat with back side to you, Fold in to Thirds, trying to match the shells on the bottom the best that you can, Whip stitch the bottom closed, I stitched straight across between the trim row and first row. You can choose whichever is easy for you.
Now I attached the ribbon around one stitch about halfway up on the side. I tied the ribbon in a knot around the stitch so it will not come off. Then feed one end of the ribbon though the trim work and tie into a bow. After ribbon is tied Cut the ribbon lengths a little longer then the bottom of the bunting, so if the ribbon needs some length as to wrap the baby.
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