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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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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast 28: Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere!

Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere! Roundup of 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples, curated by Underground Crafter.On Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

I have a special place in my heart for the granny square, since it is one of the first patterns I learned to read! Today’s roundup includes 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples.

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Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere! Roundup of 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples, curated by Underground Crafter.Mod 9-Patch Blanket (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me): This quilt-inspired blanket pattern includes several variations on the classic granny square.

Tammy’s Granny Square Lapghan (photo 1), free crochet pattern by EyeLoveKnots: This pattern includes a link to the free solid granny square pattern, a tutorial for joining squares, and a layout diagram.

Granny Stitch Headband (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @COTCCrochet: This small project is a great intro to the “granny stitch.”


Granny Square Pillow (photo 15), free crochet pattern by @petalstopicots: This granny pillow is a great accent piece.

Not Granny’s Bangle Bracelet (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @SCCelinaLane: This pattern includes a tutorial and is crocheted with cotton thread.

Napa Valley Crocheted Wrap (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @fiberflux via @AllFreeCrochet: This granny square wrap is a great project for draping over your shoulders on a chilly night.
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Granny Square Pucker Purse (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @Marly_Bird: This bag uses plastic canvas to hold its shape.

Granny Stripe Boutique Bag (photo 11), free crochet pattern by @TangledHappy: This adorable bag can be adorned with the flower of your choice.

Owl Granny Square (photo 13), free crochet pattern by @RepeatCrafterMe: This is a fun variation on the traditional granny square.

ILC February 2016 BannersCamera Strap Cover (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @thehippyhooker: Show your love of crochet while taking pictures with this camera strap cover.

Ogunquit Granny (photo 10), free crochet pattern by @anastaciaknits: This variation of a granny square blanket is twice as wide as it is high and makes a great stashbuster.

Granny’s Slouch Hat (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @stitch11_corina: This slouchy hat pattern is also available in toddler and child sizes.

Granny Waistcoat (photo 12), free crochet pattern by @CCWJoanita: This vest pattern is available in XL – XXL sizes.

Granny Ripple (photo 14), free crochet pattern by @RescuedPaw: This stitch pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Granny Stitch Poncho (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @SwirlsSprinkles: This child’s poncho pattern can easily be adjusted to fit other sizes.

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Free Pattern: Rectangular Sampler Blanket

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I’m a huge fan of granny squares, but sometimes I like to make granny projects in one piece rather than joining a bunch of squares together at the end. For the Crochetville National Crochet Month blog tour in 2013, I designed the pattern for the Rectangular Sampler Blanket. It combines different stitch patterns into a granny-style rectangle project that makes a great stroller or baby blanket. These work up pretty quickly and you can make them larger by continuing the repeats at the end. Enjoy!

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Rectangular Sampler Blanket Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate US terms 504-medium 50This rectangular sampler is a twist on the traditional granny square pattern.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Finished Size: 34” x 29” (86 cm x 74 cm).

Materials:

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yds/201 m) – 4 skeins 1960 Pacific (CA), 2 skeins 1914 Alaska Sky (CB), and 1 skein 863 Cordovan (CC), or approximately 1,540 yards (1,408 m) in any medium weight yarn
  • J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: First 4 rounds in pattern = 9.5” (24 cm) x 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this
project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern: 

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – color A
  • CB – color B
  • CC – color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front to back around post of next puff st from previous row, yo and draw up a loop around post, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • puff – 4-repeat puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times, yo and draw through all 9 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sp – space
  • sk – skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

Pattern Notes: Entire project is worked in the round with the right (front) side facing. Always join new color to first corner of short edge of rectangle.

Pattern Instructions:

Granny Rectangle

  • With CA, ch 26.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Sk 3 ch (counts as dc here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch,   *(ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in ea of next 3 ch) around to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, [(3 dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dc] in next ch. Working on opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * around to last ch, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 2: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp)** around to corner ch-2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp] twice, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to ** around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 4: With CC, rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 5: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 6: Sl st in ea of next 2 sts and in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnds 7 & 8: With CB, rep Rnds 5 & 6.
  • Rnds 9 & 10: With CC, rep Rnds 5 & 6.

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Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Alternating V-Stitch

  • Rnd 11: Join CA with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last ch-1 sp before corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 12: Sl st in next st and in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea st up to ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last 2 ch-1 sps before corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, dc in ea st to corner ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 13: Join with CB in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea st up to ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] to last 2 ch-1 sps before corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, dc in ea st to corner ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 12.
  • Rnds 15 & 16: With CA, rep Rnds 13 & 12.
  • Rnds 17 & 18: With CC, rep Rnds 13 & 12.
  • Rnds 19 & 20: With CA, rep Rnds 13 & 12.

Granny Rectangle

  • Rnd 21: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] around to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around to last ch-1 sp of side, sk ch-1 sp, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts] around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at**, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Rnds 22-25: With CA, rep Rnds 5 & 6, do not fasten off. Rep Rnd 6 again, do not fasten off. Rep Rnd 6 again.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Staggered Puffs

  • Rnd 26: Join CC with sc in corner ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next st, puff in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, (including ch), puff in next st] around to st before next corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** (3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 27: Join CA with sc to corner ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-1 sp, *scBL in next 4 sts, [FPsc around puff st, scBL in next 3 sts] around to st before corner ch-2 sp, scBL in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 28: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, [puff, sc in next 3 sts] around to last st before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st. Rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 29: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp, scBL in next 3 sts, [FPsc around puff st, scBL in next 3 sts] around to last 2 sts before corner ch-2 sp, scBL in next 2 sts. Rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Granny Rectangle

  • Rnd 30: Join CB with sl st in corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, sk 3 sts, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next st, sk 3 sts) around to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, sk 3 sts. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 6, do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 32: Sl st in ea of next 2 sts and in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-2 sp, *[(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 3 sts] around to corner ch-2 sp,** 5 sc in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray or steam block if necessary.

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© 2013, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/08/27/free-pattern-rectangular-sampler-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!