Crochet Pattern: It’s a School Night Night Child’s Blanket

It's a School Night Night Child's Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter | Crochet an easy child's blanket to donate to Project Night Night, or to use at home. #charityI first learned about Project Night Night back in 2013 when it was the featured charity for Crochetville’s A Tour Through Crochet Country blog tour for National Crochet Month. A few months back, I had the chance to interview Jessica Silverman Bryan from Project Night Night about the great work this charity is doing to support homeless children.

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

Project Night Night is one of many great charities that works with crocheters and knitters. Each Night Night Package they distribute to a homeless child includes a security blanket, a children’s book, and a stuffed animal. These packages can provide stability and comfort for children going through an incredibly difficult time.

The It’s a School Night Night Child’s Blanket is sized to meet Project Night Night’s donation guidelines. But, of course, you can always use it as a child’s blanket or throw at home, and I’ve included stitch multiples so you can adjust this simple pattern to your desired size.

It's a School Night Night Child's Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter | Crochet an easy child's blanket to donate to Project Night Night, or to use at home. #charityDon’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.

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It’s a School Night Night Child’s Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This child’s blanket can brighten up your home, or serve as a throw for an adult. It’s designed to meet donation requirements for Project Night Night, a charity that provides comfort packages to homeless children.

 

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Pictured sample measures 36” (91.5 cm) width x 43” (109 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (5 oz/142 g/251 yds/230 m/100% acrylic) – 2 skeins in 109 Olympic (CA) and 4 skeins in 105 Glacier Bay (CB), or approximately 360 yds (329 m) in CA and 1,000 yds (914.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 7.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Ch-1 sp counts as a stitch throughout.

300x250 ILC bDecemberBannersPattern Instructions

Throw

  • With CA, ch 177 (or any multiple of 6 sts, + 3 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 5 ch (counts as dc + 2 skipped ch), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, *sk 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (175 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2 twice.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of last dc, fasten off CA.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 6, changing to CA in last yo of last sc, fasten off CB.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in last st.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in last st.
  • Rows 10-16: Rep Row 9, 7 times.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 9, changing to CB in last yo of last dc, fasten off CA.
  • Rows 18-19: Rep Rows 6-7.
  • Rows 20: Turn, ch 3, sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rows 21-28: Rep Row 2, 8 times.
  • Rows 29-30: Rep Rows 5-6.
  • Row 31: Rep Row 8.
  • Rows 32-40: Rep Row 9, 9 times.
  • Row 41: Rep Row 7.
  • Row 42: Rep Row 20.
  • Row 43-50: Rep Row 2, 8 times
  • Row 51: Rep Row 5.
  • Row 52-63: Rep Rows 6-17.
  • Rows 64-65: Rep Rows 6-7.
  • Rows 66-74: Rep Rows 20-28.
  • Row 75: Rep Row 2, fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015 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/2015/11/18/free-pattern-its-a-school-night-night-childs-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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5 Comments

  1. November 22, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Call me crazy, but I’m always looking for new charities to donate to. This one will definitely go on my list. Thanks for spreading the word about the organization!

    Your blanket is lovely. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

    • November 25, 2015 / 4:13 pm

      So glad I could introduce you to the great work being done by Project Night Night, Jenny!

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