Newborn Preemie Blanket

The Newborn Preemie Blanket is my first blanket pattern release. In my head blankets are always such a huge undertaking. I wanted to start with something small.

You could probably complete this blanket in just a few days. The Newborn Preemie Blanket is made up of easy row repeats too! Using only 600 yards, this is probably one of my smallest projects too.

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Sunflower Cottage Crochet Preemie Crochet Challenge

For the month of August 2021 Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting their Preemie Crochet Challenge.

For each pattern that you download for free for the event you are pledging to donate at least one of each of those finished items to a local organization for preemie babies. It could be your local hospital’s NICU department, local family in need, or an organization who specializes in premature babies.

Many families have been touched with the complications of premature birth. Both the mother and baby can have lasting effects of prematurity.

My Preemie Story

My younger brother was born 8 weeks premature. I was still too young to remember but my mother has told me a few times that she wasn’t leaving the hospital to come home until her baby was coming home with her.

Luckily we are part of really supportive families and my parents had help when my mom was tending to my brother.

If you saw my brother today you wouldn’t even know that he was a preemie baby. He’s now a grown man who is a big softy for his older sister (me), he can be an jerk 95% of the time but he’s my lovable brother.

Supplies

  • 600 Yards Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly or comparable #3 weight yarn
  • H/5.00mm
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stitch markers

Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Tr – Treble Crochet
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row.

When working the border, put a stitch marker in the 1st stitch to see where to join.

Place a stitch marker in the middle stitch of each corner.

Gauge & Finished Measurement

Gauge: 15 Sts x 11 Rows

Finished Size: Approx. 18” x 24”

Pattern

Ch 71

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across (70) RS

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Row 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Row 6.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 7.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Repeat rows 5-8 until approximately 23” ending with row 8.

Move on to border.

Border

Row 1.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc evenly around with 3 Sc in each corner. Join with a Sl St to 1st Sc.

Row 2.) Ch 1, Hdc in each Sc around with 3Hdc in each corner. Join with a Sl St to 1st Hdc.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

The ad-free pdf can be purchased on Ravelry and Etsy.

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2 thoughts on “Newborn Preemie Blanket”

  1. Trista,
    My name is Brenda. I like this pattern! I typically don’t make blankets because they take too long, but this is a preemie’s blanket, so I might make this one!
    My third daughter is a preemie. She was born 15 weeks early, weighed 1 lb, 13 oz. She is now 29 and recently graduated college. My grandfather is a preemie. He was born in the early 1900’s weighing 2 lbs on a southern Minnesota farm in February! They put him in a shoe box near the fire/stove to keep him warm!
    I noticed a small mistake in your pattern. You have 2 row 3’s and no row 4. Not a big problem, but I did do a “double take”.

    1. I’ll go fix it! Thanks for letting me know. One of those mistakes you make when you’ve been looking at it for too long.

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