Thursday, February 14, 2008

Preemie Crunch Blankie

This will be my first attempt at pattern writing for others besides myself to read. I came up with this blanket because although there are many patterns out there for preemies and/or baby blankets the ones for boys don't seem to be very masculine. I wanted something different so started studying the different stitches in several books and websites to see what I could come up with. I found this stitch pattern to be very easy, quick, and adaptable. What I mean is you can make it any size you want by using any size needle you want and by using mostly any combination of yarn/yarns you want. This stitch pattern is a multiple of 2+1. Up close picture below of stitch pattern. Well, here goes....

20x20 Preemie Crunch Blankie

Materials: 2 skeins of baby yarn different colors, size M crochet hook, yarn/tapestry needle

Working with both strands of yarn as one Ch 55

Row 1: slip stitch loosely in third chain from hook, *hdc in next ch, slip st loosely in next ch* continue from * to * ending with a slip st in last ch, ch2 and turn.

Row 2 (Pattern Row): skip first slip st and *slip st loosely in top of hdc and hdc in next slip st* continue from * to * ending with a slip stitch in top of turning ch, ch2 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern until blanket reaches 20 inches then ch 1, turn, and slip st in each stitch across to end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I would love to see this pattern be used for charity purposes or personal use. If you are going to use this pattern please link to my blog. Thank you and Enjoy! Designed by Lily Hutton Feb. 14, 2008 Copyright 2008
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