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Free pattern: Intensive Love Blanket

Intensive Love Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This preemie-sized blanket is perfect for donation to Knots of Love, or any other charity providing incubator blankets to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).In each month’s charity spotlight, I’ll be introducing a charity that accepts crochet or knitting projects for donation along with a free pattern, so read on for details.



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April’s Featured Charity: Knots of Love

If you or a loved one has ever spent extended time in the hospital or in medical treatment, you know that the experience can be not only physically devastating but also mentally draining. Knots of Love is an organization that provides comfort to people experiencing treatment-induced traumatic hair loss or to babies in incubators by collecting and distributing handmade caps and preemie blankets.

As of this writing, Knots of Love has distributed over 295,000 caps and almost 14,000 tiny blankets! Blankets are distributed to babies in incubators in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to provide some color and warmth to a clinical environment that can be cold and stark. Parents sleep with the blankets first, so their scent is embedded in the blankets before the babies spend time on them.

Intensive Love Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This preemie-sized blanket is perfect for donation to Knots of Love, or any other charity providing incubator blankets to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).Knots of Love has recently partnered with Laurel Hill to support KOL Kids, a program encouraging children and teens to get involved with Knots of Love through community service.

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You can find more information about Knots of Love on their website, including a list of collection sites where you can send blankets and caps, free crochet and knitting patterns, and donation guidelines including a list of recommended yarns, mailing labels, and submission forms.

Intensive Love Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This preemie-sized blanket is perfect for donation to Knots of Love, or any other charity providing incubator blankets to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).Tips for Making Great NICU Projects

Blankets for use in the NICU setting should be small, about 18″ (46 cm) x 24″ (61 cm). Using a soft, washable yarn is very important. Knots of Love has a recommended yarn list here, in case you decide to substitute yarns.

I used two colors for the sample, but you can customize your version by choosing multiple colors or using assorted yarn scraps.

(By the way, if you’d like to make a comfort cap to send to Knots of Love, you may enjoy the Drawstring Beanie with Yarrow Flower pattern.)

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Intensive Love Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This preemie blanket features a simple-to-remember motif pattern.

Finished Size

  • Preemie/NICU Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein in 105 Glacier Bay (CA) and 2 skeins in 109 Olympic (CB), or approximately 215 yd (196.5 m) in CA and 290 yd (265 m) in any medium weight yarn.

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  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Finished square in pattern = 5.75” (14.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes


Pattern Instructions

Preemie/NICU Blanket

Square (Make 6 starting with CA and 6 starting with CB)

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in ea st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st and next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join other color with sl st to top of ch 3, fasten off original color. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 3 sts, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st,** sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc. (48 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp,** dc in next 12 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in next 4 sts, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (64 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, scBL in same st, scBL in next 9 sts, *(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch-2-sp,** scBL in next 16 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, scBL in next 6 sts, join with sl st to top of first sc, fasten off. (80 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)

Assembly

  • With CA and following placement diagram, seam squares with sl st join on wrong side, starting after the ch-1 sp. Join squares into rows. Join rows in same manner, skipping ch-1 sp across.

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  • Rnd 1: Join CB with sl st to any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same ch-1 sp, *dcBL in ea sc across side to corner ch-1 sp (skipping all ch-1 sp along side),** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 dc, ch 1) in first ch-1 sp, join with sc (counts as ch-2 sp) to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea st across,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 dc, ch 2) in first corner ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/04/30/free-pattern-intensive-love-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Glittery Accent Scarf

Glittery Accent Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Loops & Threads Charisma and Payette yarns | This lacy scarf is quick and easy to make. Holding a strand super bulky yarn with a strand of sequin yarn adds a bit of bling. Wear it as an accent scarf year round, or donate it to Handmade Especially for You, a charity that supports women survivors of domestic violence in Central and Southern California.A few months ago, I learned about an organization called Handmade Especially for You. Most charities that accept crochet and knitting donations look for practical projects for all the right reasons. But, let’s be honest. Those same practical projects are sometimes a bit dull to make.



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Handmade Especially for You donates comfort scarves to women survivors of domestice violence through partnerships with over 50 shelters and social service organizations in Central and Southern California. Since it doesn’t get too cold in those parts, the scarves should be lacy. And, to lift the women’s moods, they recommend adding in some novelty yarn.

The Glittery Accent Scarf is the creation I came up. It was pretty fun to make (because who doesn’t love sequin yarn?) and it worked up really quickly (because it uses a simple stitch pattern and is worked with two strands of yarn held together).

And, best of all, it meets all the guidelines for donation to Handmade Especially for You. The finished scarf is…

  • Made with a comfortable, soft yarn in a “happy” color,
  • At least 4″ (10 cm) wide (but no wider than 4.5″/11.5 cm), and at least 60″ (152.5 cm) long,
  • Made with an open stitch pattern appropriate for warm weather, and
  • Decorated with a fun yarn (or sequins, faux fur, or ribbon) to make the scarf just a little bit more special for the recipient.

If you’d like to donate two scarves to Handmade Especially for You, the Glimmer Glamour Scarf is another free crochet pattern that would be a great fit with the donation guidelines.

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Glittery Accent Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Glittery Accent Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Loops & Threads Charisma and Payette yarns | This lacy scarf is quick and easy to make. Holding a strand super bulky yarn with a strand of sequin yarn adds a bit of bling. Wear it as an accent scarf year round, or donate it to Handmade Especially for You, a charity that supports women survivors of domestic violence in Central and Southern California.
02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulky2-fineThis project makes a great accent scarf that can be worn all year.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4″ (10 cm) wide by 60″ (152.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Loops & Threads Charisma (3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m/100% acrylic) – 2 skeins in 31 Black Raspberry, or approximately 155 yds (142 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Loops & Threads Payette (1.75 oz/50 g/216 yd/198 m/84% acrylic/12% polyester/4% other fiber) – 1 skein in 7128 Periwinkle Tinkle, or approximately 168 yds (154 m) in any fine weight sequin yarn.
  • US Size L-11 (8 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Entire scarf is worked holding one strand of ea yarn together.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With one strand of ea yarn held together, ch 13 or any multiple of 5 sts + 3 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 st, sc in next ch and ea ch across. (12 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, sk next st, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 60″ (152.5 cm) long, ending after Row 2.
  • Final Row: Sc in ea st and ch across. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/04/20/free-pattern-glittery-accent-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: It’s a Snap! Infinity Scarf

It's a Snap! Infinity Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterBy the time you read this, I’ll be getting ready for my trip to the 2016 Snap! Conference. It’s an annual event for creative bloggers in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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I wanted to make an impression while I’m there, so I decided to choose some bold colors and make myself an accessory for the trip. I found these two vibrant skeins of Red Heart Soft at Michaels, and I was instantly smitten.

It's a Snap! Infinity Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI was pretty sure these would stand out! In other great news, apparently turqouise and red are popular colors these days. (You may remember that color is my 2016 word of the year, so I’ve been added more variety in the colors I use, too.)

It's a Snap! Infinity Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterSince I didn’t have much time to get the scarf finished before the conference, I decided to choose a quick and simple stitch pattern. This is a one-row repeat stitch pattern, so it’s easy to remember, too. To keep things interesting, I alternated blocks of red, turquoise, and stripes.

It's a Snap! Infinity Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI was able to finish it in just a little over one commute. It’s long enough to wrap around three times, but it’s got some lacy eyelets, too, so it’s a perfect year-round infinity scarf. You can wear it in the air conditioning or on a chilly night in the spring and summer, or wrap it around snugly for colder fall or winter weather.

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Combine two colors in color blocks and stripes for a vibrant accent scarf.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 78” (198 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft (5 oz/141 g/256 yd/234 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein ea in 9925 Really Red (CA) and 2515 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 160 yds (146 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 1 rep of (2 tr, ch 1, dc) = 1” (2.5 cm) wide unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • tr – treble crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Carry unworked colors up side of scarf unless otherwise instructed. These tails will be covered by edging.
  • This infinity scarf is crocheted flat and then joined when adding the edging. To wear it as a “regular” rectangular scarf instead, fasten off your yarn for each color change and weave in ends. Do not join or add edging.
  • A photo tutorial for the slip stitch join is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

Solid Section 1

  • With CA, ch 17, or any multiple of 4 sts + 1.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 5 sts (counts as dc and 2 skipped foundation ch), (2 tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch, *sk 3 ch, (2 tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (14 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), sk next tr, *(2 tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp,** sk 3 tr; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 3 sts remaining, sk 2 tr, dc in top of third ch of t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), sk next tr, *(2 tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp,** sk 3 tr; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 3 sts remaining, sk 2 tr, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 4-18: Rep Row 3 – 15 times, or until section measures approximately 13” (33 cm) long, changing to CB in last yo of final dc of Row 18, fasten off CA.

Solid Section 2

  • Rows 19-36: Rep Row 3 – 18 times, or until section measures approximately 13” (33 cm) long, changing to CA in last yo of final dc of Row 36, do not fasten off CB.

Striped Section 1

  • Rows 37-38: Rep Row 3 twice, changing to CB in last yo of Row 38, do not fasten off CA.
  • Rows 39-40: Rep Row 3 twice, changing to CA in last yo of Row 40, do not fasten off CB.
  • Rows 41-52: Rep Rows 37-40 – 3 times.
  • Rows 53-54: Rep Rows 37-38, changing to CB in last yo of Row 54, fasten off CA.

Solid Section 3

  • Rows 55-72: Rep Solid Section 2, changing to CA in last yo of Row 72, fasten off CB.

Solid Section 4

  • Rows 73-90: Rep Row 3 – 18 times, or until section measures approximately 13” (33 cm) long, changing to CB in last yo of final dc of Row 36, do not fasten off CA.

Striped Section 2

  • Rows 91-92: Rep Row 3 twice, changing to CA in last yo of Row 92, do not fasten off CB.
  • Rows 93-94: Rep Row 3 twice, changing to CB in last yo of Row 94, do not fasten off CA.
  • Rows 95-106: Rep Rows 91-94 – 3 times, fasten off CA.
  • Rows 107-108: Rep Rows 91-92, do not change colors.

Assembly and Edging

  • There is no “right” side to this pattern, so designate your neatest/best side as the front. Fold scarf with right side in/wrong side out to line up short edges. Starting at second chain before first (2 tr, ch 1, dc) on foundation row, seam short edges with sl st join in back loops. Turn infinity scarf inside out to begin edging.
  • Round 1: Turning to work along long edge, ch 1, 3 sc in side of ea ch 3 and dc across, sl st to first sc to join, fasten off CB.
  • Round 2: Join CA with sl st to side of any row on other long edge, ch 1, 3 sc in side of ea ch 3 and dc across working over yarn tails, sl st to first sc to join, fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if desired.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/04/13/free-pattern-snap-infinity-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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