Friday, April 18, 2014

Ripples Preemie Blanket




Hello again beautiful people!

Today's pattern is nothing new. Like the small mitred blanket, its a familiar stitch, I'm just giving you instructions on how to make it prem sized (and colour ideas), as I've been asked by a lot of people if I can do just that.



This blanket is approx 26x28 inches in size, or 66x71cm, and will be a great size for prems between around 24 and 34 weeks gestation. The pattern itself is an easy one line repeat, and the striping combinations are endless.

This pattern is worked in multiples of 14+3

You will need:
DK weight yarn in 3 colours. For this pattern Purple will be colour A, White is colour B and Pink is colour C.
5mm hook

With colour A
1: Chain 73, dc in the 4th chain from hook, *dc in the next 4 stitches, dc2tg, dc2tg, dc in the next 4 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat this across all chains.

2: ch3, turn, dc in the same stitch, *dc in the next 4 stitches,  dc2tg, dc2tg, dc in the next 4 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat across

3: Repeat row 2

4: In colour B - repeat row 2

5 In colour C - Repeat row 2

6: In colour A - Repeat row 2

Repeat rows 2-6 six times

Repeat rows 2 and 3 once more.

End off your yarn and join the white to the same stitch and complete the boarder as follows:

hdc evenly down the side of the blanket. When you get to the next corner hdc into it and then across the bottom of the blanket do the following stitches :ch3, dc in the first 2 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, scin the next 4 stitches *hdc in the next 3, dc in the next 4, hdc in the next 3, sc in the next 4* repeat 3 more times, hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 2, (ch3, slst and sc) into the last stitch, hdc evenly up the next side and into the corner stitch, ch1 and sc into the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 4 stitches* repeat 3 times, hdc in the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, sc in last, join.

If you want to add another colour you could from here easily just hdc around the entire blanket as the tops and bottoms wont be so wavy now.



20 comments:

  1. Great pattern! I love making baby blankets - nice to have a preemie size guideline. Thanks for sharing

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  2. no matter how many times i count and recount i end up with an extra stitch at the end of row. 14 x 5 = 70 help!

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  3. if you dc in 4th chain from hook and then do 4 dc's you will have an extra dc. right?

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  4. Im going to crochet preemies blankets and hats and full term babies blankets and hats and I'm going to donate them to the hospital where I had my daughter at

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  5. hi can someone tell me what dc2tg means plz thanks x and how you do it x
    Vonni

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    1. Double Crochet 2 Together.
      You can see a good tutorial on it here: https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/double-crochet-two-together-dc2tog/

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