Gauge Swatch Doll Blankets

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I despise gauge swatches. Since I am still quite a beginner, I'm slow at crocheting. I am a busy working mom, and I can't find enough time within the week to do the things I love, such as sitting down with a crochet project.  I suppose that's why spending precious time making a gauge swatch gets me feeling so frustrated! 

I can't bring myself to throw them away, so I decided to turn them into doll blankets for my daughter's dollhouse.  They just happen to be the perfect size, and it was super easy!  Just add a fancy edging or tassels and you're done!

Do you despise making gauge swatches as much as I do? What do you do to repurpose yours?

Marie

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Gauge Swatch Doll Blanket Pattern

sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet

Start with one completed gauge swatch.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into each stitch or stitch space around the piece, working 3sc in the corner space, sl st to join last sc to 1st sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, (sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches) around, working 5 dc in the corners, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.