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Free pattern: Wonder Blanket Crochet-a-Long Part 9

Wonder Blanket CAL Part 9, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #CWUACWONDERCAL2016Are you having as much fun with the Wonder Blanket as I am? I’m excited to share my second pattern for the Wonder Blanket pattern: Part 9. If you’re new to this crochet-a-long, you can find more details here.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

To join this CAL…

  • Choose a medium weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love), and a US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.
  • To follow along on Ravelry, join the Crochet with Us and American Crochet groups.
  • To follow along on Facebook, join the Crochet with Us and American Crochet groups.
  • When sharing your progress online, use hashtag #CWUACWONDERCAL2016.

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Wonder Blanket Crochet-a-Long: Part 9

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Wonder Blanket CAL Part 9, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #CWUACWONDERCAL2016

Parts 8-9 of the Wonder Blanket.

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Create a beautiful ripple pattern by varying stitch heights.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love (16 oz/448 g/1020 yds/933 m/100% acrylic) in 148 Turquoise (CA) and 110 Denim (CB), or any 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.

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Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.


Yarn

Pattern Note

  • Stitch pattern is based on multiples of 6 sts, + 3 sts.

Pattern Instructions

Part 9: Gentle Waves

  • Row 53: With CA, turn, ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, *tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, changing to CB with last yo of last dc. (165 sts)
  • Row 54: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), dc in next st, tr in next st, *dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 55: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and ea st across, changing to CA with last yo of last sc.
  • Row 56: Rep Row 54, changing to CB with last yo of last tr.
  • Rows 57: Rep Row 53. Do not change colors at end of Row.
  • Row 58: Rep Row 55.
© 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/2016/05/05/wonder-blanket-crochet-a-long-part-9. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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.

Craftsy

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.)

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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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.

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).Border

  • 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!

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

15 free crochet patterns in Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour: #FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast #34

Roundup: 15 free #crochet patterns in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, curated by Underground CrafterOn 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.

This week, I needed a little shimmer to brighten up my mood. Naturally, I saught it out in yarn form!



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Today’s roundup features 15 free crochet patterns using Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour yarn, a shimmery, easy care, metallic yarn.

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All images are copyright the respective designer and are used with permission.

Roundup: 15 free #crochet patterns in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, curated by Underground CrafterGlimmer Glamour Scarf (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter (that’s me!): This shimmery accent scarf includes four styling suggestions.

Glimmer Glamour Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterLacy Gold Wrapped Shawl (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @PoshPoochDesign: This elegant, rectangular shawl pattern includes process photos.

Gold Shimmer Shawl, free crochet pattern by Undeniable Glitter: This lovely shawl has a half hexagonal shape.


Beginner Chain Headband (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @AGHandmades: This pattern is available in 7 sizes from newborn through adult.

Crochet Bow Ring, free crochet pattern by The Sequin Turtle: This pattern includes a photo tutorial for making a fun project with your leftover bits of yarn.

Sparkly Jar Cover (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @Mamas2hands: This pattern makes a great wrapper to go with a mason jar gift.


Wrapped in Blue (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @Jessie_AtHome: This beautiful off-kilter wrap is made with just one skein of Vanna’s Glamour!

Wedding Capelet, free crochet pattern by @NickyKnits for @LionBrandYarn: This lacy capelet is perfect for wearing over a sleeveless dress. (Free but sign in required.)

Sparkly Buttoned Cowl (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @LittleMCrochet: This cowl is made with two skeins of yarn held together and includes a video showing how to style it. Check out my interview with Rebecca from Little Monkeys Crochet here!

Glittery Crochet Stars in 2 Rounds (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @mooglyblog: This quick and easy project adds some handmade love to any gift and makes a great decoration, too. Read my interview with Tamara from Moogly here!

Independence Day Scarf, free crochet pattern by Cindy Grosch for @LionBrandYarn: This triangular scarf increases from the lower tip so you can adjust it to your preferred size. (Free but sign in required.)

Silver Dollar Skinny Scarf (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @fiberflux: This accent scarf pattern includes a video tutorial. Check out my interview with Jennifer from Fiber Flux here!

Liquid Gold Chain Mesh Scarf, free crochet pattern by Kathy North: This long and lacy mesh project makes a great accent scarf.

Glam Statement Scarf, free crochet pattern by @LionBrandYarn: This ultra chunky project is made holding 10 strands of yarn together! (Free but sign in required.)

Cthulhu Scarflette (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @CrochetKitten: Make this scarflette holding one strand each of Lion Brand Homespun and Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour. There’s also a “matching” Cthulhu brownies recipe!

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If you enjoyed this roundup, you may like my Shimmery Valentine Bangles, too! This pattern is available (along with hundreds more) with a subscription to ILikeCrochet digital magazine.

Shimmery Valentine Bangles, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Shimmery Valentine Bangles, crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour. Image © ILikeCrochet.com