I have given my own directions for the extended double crochet in my own words. If you would like to make the bear in double crochet, go right ahead! It will just be a little squat but still charming. Feel free to weave a ribbon through the holes of his bow tie.
Finished Size = 36 inches x 38 inches
Bernat Baby Softee light (worsted #3) (5 oz/455 yds/140g per skein)
3 skeins #2003 Lemon, 1 skein #2000 White
Crochet Hooks: Size J/5.00mm and size I/9/5.5mm crochet hooks
Gauge: 6 edc =2 inches 2 rows = 2 inches.
Solid Block = (4 edc) the last dc is also the 1st dc in the next block or space.
Example:2 blocks= 7 edc, 5 blocks = 16 edc
Space (open block) = (edc, ch 2, skip 2 sts, edc in next st)
Yarn is worked double throughout
Extended double crochet (edc): Extended double crochet (edc): yo hook, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, draw through one loop one hook only-3 loops on hook remaining, yo, draw through 2 loops on hoop, yo, draw through rem 2 loops on hook.
For a visual step-by-step on the extended double crochet go HERE
V st= (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st.
Row 1: With 2 strands of Yellow, and J hook, ch 90, switch to I hook, edc in 4th ch from the hook and in each rem ch. Turn,( 87 edc)
Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as the first edc now and throughout), edc in each of next 3 edc,
(ch 2, skip next 2 sts, edc in next st) 26 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, edc in each rem 4 edc. Turn (1 block, 27 sp, 1 block)
Row 3-39: Following chart, work rem of pattern. At end of row 39, ch 1; turn.
You will now be working the border around the blanket. This border is optional and if you want to leave it off, it will still look nice.
Rnd 40: 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st, working down edge and working around the post of the ch-3 or the edc, 3 sc around each end of row, working across bottom chain, sc in each rem ch sp to last ch, 3 sc in last ch sp, working up the side, 3 sc around each end of row, sc in the st where the first 2 sc were worked, insert hook into first sc, drop yellow, pull up white, leaving a long beginning tail. Cut yellow leaving a long length to weave in.
Rnd 41: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in same st, (sc in each sc, working 3 sc in center sc of each corner) around to end sc, sc in same st where first 2 sc were worked, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 42: Ch 5, dc in same sp (counts as first V-st), (skip 2 sts, V- st in next st) around making sure you work the corner V-st in the center sc of each corner. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3.
Rnd 43: Sl st to center of beg V-st, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same sp, in each center of V-st, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) around. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 44: Sl st across to center sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, in each center ch 2, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) around. Join with a sl st to first ch-3.
Rnd 45: Sc in same st, sc in each of next 2 dc, in ch 2 sp work (sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from the hook, sc), * sc in each of next 3 dc, in ch 2 sp, work (sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from the hook, sc), sc in each of next 3 dc*, rep bet the *'s around. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails.
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Please note that this afghan is for personal use only. You may make it for gifts or for charity. The pattern and my chart may not be sold.