Textile Compression Blanket

Textile Compression Blanket

I didn’t label this as a “weighted blanket” due to the fact that it only ways about 5 lbs. With most weighted blankets they have a rule of being “10%” of the persons body weight. My fear is that with my daughter the heaviness of a properly weighted blanket for her weight might be to much for her. All she really needed was the feeling that she was being hugged and a stitch that she can “play”/run her fingers through as she falls asleep. 
Since she has been using this at night, she has been sleeping better. Though, her ability to fall asleep is about the same. It still takes her a bit to completely fall asleep, but once she does fall asleep she sleeps through the night. 

DETAILS
Method Crochet
Skill Level Advanced Beginner 
Hooks K/101/2 6.50 mm
Other Yarn Needle ; stitch markers (4)
Yarn #4 Caron One Pound (2,436 yards, 3 lb) 3 skeins
#3 Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop (2,436 yards) 2.25 skeins
#4 Caron Big Cakes (603 yards) 1 skein
Guage 4” x 4” = 12 sts x 9 rows
NOTES
Please note that this blanket takes up a lot of yarn. I spent approximately $90+ on yarn. Though this is a lot to spend on yarn, but it is hard to find a compression blanket for a textile person. 
SIZE: This blanket is fits a twin bed but with little to no over hang. If you want to make it longer or wider just add more rows to the boarder.
Abbreviations
Ch Chain
Dc Double Crochet
Fpdc Front post Double Crochet
FO Fasten Off
pm Place stitch maker
rep repeat 
sl st Slip St
st(s) Stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS: Holding your #4 Weight yarn (Caron One Pound) and your #3 weight yarn together.
Ch 119
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, Turn; 117 dc
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *fpdc in next st, dc in next 2 st* rep across to last 2 sts ending with fpdc in next st, dc in last st, Turn; (117 dcs)
Row 3: Ch3, *dc in next st, fpdc in next 2 sts* rep across to last 2 sts, ending with dc in next 2 sts, Turn (117dcs) Row 4 +: rep row 2 &3 until all the skeins of Caron One Pounds are used up. (117 dcs) FO 
Ruffle Boarder: With right side facing attach yarn to upper right hand side, Row 1: (Top of blanket) sc in next 116 st, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, (working down the side of the blanket) 2sc in the end of each row, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, (Bottom of blanket) sc in next 116 st, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc,(working up the other side of the blanket) 2sc in the end of each row, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, sl st to 1st sc. 
Row 2 & 3: ch3 *dc in each st across up to marker, 3sc in marked st (move marker up to 2sc of 3sc just made)* rep across, sl st to top of ch 3 (FO after row 3)

Straight Boarder:
With right side facing attach yarn to upper right hand side,
Row 1: (Top of blanket) sc in next 116 st, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, (working down the side of the blanket) *2sc in the end of one row, sc in the end of the next row* rep down the side of the blanket, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, (Bottom of blanket) sc in next 116 st, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc,(working up the other side of the blanket) (working down the side of the blanket) *2sc in the end of one row, sc in the end of the next row* rep down the side of the blanket, 3sc in next st ( makes the corner), pm in second sc made of 3sc, sl st to 1st sc. 
Row 2 & 3: ch3 *dc in each st across up to marker, 3sc in marked st (move marker up to 2sc of 3sc just made)* rep across, sl st to top of ch 3 (FO after row 3)

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