Emmett's Blanket - 15in Crochet Blanket

This one seems to be a quicker stitch to work up and it gives you a BEAUTIFUL pattern and feel for the blanket.

Yarn used for blanket in photo:
I Love This Yarn Arctic Ice, Glacier, Light Grey

Emmett's Blanket
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4ply yarn
H hook
Yarn needle

Pattern Abbreviations
ch = chain
sk = skip
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Chain 46

Row 1
(sc, hdc, dc in 4th chain from hook, *sk 2 ch, (sc, hdc, dc) in next chain, repeat from * across to last chain, hdc in last chain,  ch 2, turn

Row 2
(sc, hdc, dc) in next dc and in each dc stitch of previous row across, hdc in top of chain 2 of previous row, ch2, turn

Row 3-26

Repeat row 2 (switch colors every two rows)

BORDER (worked in rounds)
Round 1
Evenly HDC around with 3 hdc in corners, join with a sl st at end of round.

Round 2-3
With another color, sl st to join, ch 2, hdc around with 3 hdc in middle stitch of previous rows 3hdc corner, sl st to join round

Finish blanket by weaving in ends

Here's a few variations! 
I did the above with storybrook yarn from AC Moore, which is my new favorite 3ply!

Danita did this lovely blanket! She agrees with how great this stitch is to work up and the ending product!

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