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by Susan L. Kraus
Updated August 21, 2004

Mile-a-Minute Preemie / Baby Afghan

by Susan L. Kraus

Approximate Size:   17" X 17" ( 30" X 30" )
Materials:   Preemie (shown): baby yarn: 3 ounces main color (MC) and 1 ounce contrasting color (CC). Baby: sport yarn: 18 ounces of varigated or a combination of colors desired;
Crochet hooks size F and G (H and I);

Center Shells:
With larger hook and CC, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.
Row 1 (right side):   Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ring.
Rows 2 - 23 (35):   Ch 3, turn, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in top of ch 3. Fasten off at end of last row.

Edging:
Rnd 1:   Change to smaller hook. With MC, sl st into space at end of last row, ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp; * work 3 dc in space at end of each row to last row; 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc (corner shell)*; 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in beg ring (end shell); corner shell in sp at end of row, repeat from * to *, work end shell in end shell; join with sl st in top of ch 3.

Rnd 2:   Turn, sl st in sp between corner shell and end shell, ch 3, 2 dc; end shell in end shell; * 3 dc in space between end shell and corner shell; corner shell in corner shell; 3 dc in space between each group of 3 dc*; corner shell in corner shell; 3 dc in next sp; end shell in end shell; repeat from * to *. Join in top of ch 3.

Rnd 3:   Turn, sl st into space between 3 dc and corner shell, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; corner shell in corner shell; continue same as Rnd 2. Join in top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Make 4 (5) more strips.

Joining:
With wrong sides tog, using smaller hook and MC, sc strips tog from ch 1 to ch 1 along sides working in back loops only. Fasten off. Repeat for each strip. Do not fasten off at the end of last joining.

Border:
Continuing around the entire outer edge of afghan, working in back lps only, hdc in each dc and 2 hdc in each ch st of corner and end shells. Fasten off. Weave in all ends securely.

Copyright 1998 by Susan L. Kraus. This document is free for personal use and may be shared and distributed so long as it remains fully intact including this copyright notice, and no profit is made from its distribution or use.

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