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6" One-Heart Square - Bev Qualheim 1999, 2015
(Basic pattern) (For adult afghans make 8 across and 12 down = 96 squares)

Size G crochet hook &  about 60 oz 4 ply worsted weight yarn-varigated yarn, or one color works well too, will make an adult sized blanket


Ch 5, join to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all following rnds), 2 dc in ring; (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 2; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.  (or if using one color, sl st to the next ch 3 space).

Rnd 2: ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3: finish off.

Rnd 3:  ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 corner sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.

Rnd 4: ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 comer sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.

Rnd 5: Join BLACK for final rnd -as this gives each square a nice uniform look. ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) three time; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 comer sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * three times more; (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.  

(You can also do the last Rnd with DC in each sts around, keeping the corners the same as previous round, as shown in photo.)

Make one regular granny square (pattern above) Make one heart and stitch it on with red yarn. It would be fun to include one square like this on each blanket so people will know the blankets are made with love.

HEART PATTERN:
Use a size G hook and small amount of red or pink yarn.

Ch 7 and join with sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: Make 18 sc inside the 'ring'.

Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first hdc, now and throughout) 2 dc in next sc, 3 trc in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next 5 sc, (dc, hdc) in same sc, hdc in next 5 sc, dc in next sc, 3 trc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, slip st in last sc, (counts as last hdc); slip st in base of first ch 2.  Fasten off and tuck in the ends.



Blanket Sizes (approximate) For preemies, blankets without 'holes' are best.
Small Preemie: 18" - 20" square 45 cm - 50 cm square
Medium Preemie: 20" - 22" square 50 cm - 56 cm sq
Large Preemie: 22" - 30" square 55 cm - 75 cm sq
Full Term Baby: 32" - 36" square  80-90 cm sq

Baby  30" x 36" = crib sized (6" granny squares= 5 across x 6 down ~ 30 sq)
Children  42"x 48"  (6" squares= 7 across x 8 down ~ 56 sq)
Lapghan often used in seniors homes 36" x 48" (6" squares= 6 across x 8 down ~ 48 squares)
Adult Afghan (Will fit across top of bed)  48" x 72" = twin sized.  (6" squares= 8 across x 12 down ~ 96 squares)
Adult Double Bed  (Will fit across top of bed and over just a bit)  60" x 84" = full sized.  (6" squares= 10 across x 14 down ~ 160 squares)

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