Suitable hook size 4.5-5.5mm / I-9 to K-10
Suitable Yarn /sport, baby But I love working this up in a chunky Aran 4/5.
Finished size is 25" x 35" perfect for a stroller pram receiving blanket for extra warmth.
Crochet your starting chain.
chain 88 (or any multiples of 2)
Row1: dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 1, skip next ch, *dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in same ch. Skip next 2 chs.* Repeat the sequence * * across the row. Until the Last 3 chs. ch 1, skip 1 ch, then work 1 dc in each of the last chs.
Dc in next dc. Ch 1, work 1 v stitch (dc,ch1,dc) in the middle of every previous rows V st across the row. Until last 2 dcs Ch 1, skip next ch, work 1 dc in last 2 Dc. (the last Double Crochet is worked into the top of ch3)
Here is a close up of working in the First and Last Stitches :)
Stitch reference found The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns
Or see my favourite Baby Afghan book review and why I cant live without it here