Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Yarn: light worsted yarn
Color – 4 colors – Pink, dark pink, cream and yellow
50 gram balls
Hook: 4.00 mm
Size: 54 cm x 54 cm (Preemie Blanket) – including border
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
I use US Crochet stitch terminology
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
I made this blanket using the lacy starry-eyed stitch.
Create a foundation chain that is multiplied by four plus four
ROW 1: Work 1 DC into the 8th CH from hook (to create corner loop), work (1 CH, 1 DC) 3 times into same CH.
*SKIP 3 CH, work 1 DC into next CH, work (1 CH, 1 DC) 3 times into the same CH (1 SHELL). Repeat from * until last 4 CH, SKIP 3 CH, work 1 DC into last CH, TURN
ROW 2: CH 3, *work 1 DC into the middle of the SHELL, work (1 CH, 1 DC) 3 times into same CH space. Repeat from * until last ST, work 1 DC into middle of corner loop space, TURN
Repeat ROW 2 for required length.
I worked two rows for each color
LAST ROW: CH 1, work 1 SC into first ST. *CH 3, work 1 SC into middle of the SHELL. Repeat from * until end of row – working 1 SC into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
RND 1: Work 4 SC into each 3 chain space on the top and bottom rows, and 2 SC into each row space when working down the sides left and right. NOTE: work 2 SC, 2 CH, 2 SC into each CORNER.
RND 2: *CH 3, work 3 DC into same ST, SKIP 3 SC, SL ST into next. Repeat from * all around blanket. When reaching corner, SL ST into corner SPACE, CH 3, work 3 DC into same space, SL ST into next SC and continue with pattern
I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.
“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron