Thursday, November 22, 2018

Koi Pond Blanket

Hook H 5.0
Yarn Needle
Yarn- ZZ Twist- Lion Brand

Row 1: Ch 5, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, turn. First block made.
Row 2: Ch 5, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, skip next 3 hdc, sl st, ch 2, 3 hdc in next ch-2 space, 2 blocks made, turn. Continue increasing until you have 29 blocks.  Row 30 is where I started my koi.
Note: I have increased the size of my graph by 2, so for ever 1 block I do 2 blocks, and each row is 2 rows.
1 Block = 2 Blocks
1 Row= 2 Rows.

To Decrease- Sl st in next 3 hdc. Sl st in ch-2 space then continue following pattern to last ch-2 space then sl st in last ch-2 space. turn. Repeat to last row, you will have 1 block left.
This is the Graph I used but I took out the lily pads, I found this graph online, but I think the origin one is here you can use any one you like. 

After I finished the Koi, I did a kaleidoscope style around the koi.

Round 1 - Join your yarn on any corner point ch 1, hdc 2together, 1 hdc in each st to last 2 st’s, hdc 2together, repeat to end and for each corner, finish off.
Round 2 – 3Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st, putting 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in each corner. Join with a sl st.
Round 4Repeat round 1.
Round 5 – Repeat round 2-3.
You can continue to do this until the blanket is as big as you want it. 

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