Patterns

Knit

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Designed by:
Julia Parent

Finished size:
Approximately 35” w x 33” h (89 cm x 84 cm)

Materials:
8 oz. (227 g) soft medium-weight yarn
US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Gauge:
Too hard to count with fuzzy yarn and not necessary for this baby blanket. However, the label says 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) for size 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

Directions:
CO 106 sts.
Knit every stitch of every row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This blanket was donated to a mom and her newborn baby at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in my town.

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Crochet

Julie’s Favorite Cowl

Finished size:
8 3/8” w x 32 1/2” h (21 cm x 83 cm)

Materials:
4.76 oz (135 g) medium-weight yarn
US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
21 sts and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
I followed the pattern at http://crocreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/to-infinity-and-beyond.html. However, I ended up with six shells instead of four shells and seven two dc spaces instead of five two dc spaces.

Donation:
This cowl will not be donated. I purchased the yarn to make this cowl for myself. I will use the leftover yarn to knit or crochet for charity.

Patterns

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge

Finished size:
Size of fleece plus crochet edge

Materials:
Three yards of fleece, or any amount, for A (Coral)
Three yards of fleece, or any amount, for B (Mint Green)
Scissors
Dinner plate
Rotary cutting mat
Skip-Stitch® Blade (available at http://www.projectlinus.org/store/) and Handle
5.3 oz. (150 g) light-weight yarn. If your fleece is machine washable and dryable, you’ll want your yarn to be, too.
US H (5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge:
None given.

Directions:
Trim fleece so both pieces are the same size. To round the corners, place a dinner plate upside down on the fleece and cut around it. Put the fleece on top of the rotary cutting mat and use the Skip-Stitch® Blade to punch holes on all four sides of the fleece approximately ½ inch (12.7 mm) from the edges. To crochet around the fleece, follow the pattern at http://www.craftsdirect.com/project/two-sided-cuddle-fleece-with-crochet-edge?search=cuddle+fleece+with+crochet+edge. I repeated the second row two additional times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This super soft blanket will not be donated. I purchased all the supplies to make this blanket large enough to fit on a twin sized bed in my home. I will use the leftover yarn to knit or crochet for charity.

Crochet

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Finished size:
34 1/2” w x 34 1/2” h (88 cm x 88 cm)

Materials:
258 g medium-weight yarn for A (Ivory)
220 g medium-weight yarn for B (Light Blue)
51 g medium-weight yarn for C (Navy Blue)
US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
15 sts and 7 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
Crochet a basic granny square. I got my pattern for making a granny square from the Craft Yarn Council. *Crochet: five rows with color A, one row with color B, one row with color A, three rows with color B, and one row with color C. Repeat from * two more times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This blanket will be donated to a mom and her newborn baby at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in my town.

Crochet

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Blanket

Finished size:
27” w x 27” h (69 cm x 69 cm)

Materials:
7.83 oz (222 g) soft light-weight yarn
US J (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
25 sts and 5 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
Ch 116. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc every stitch across row. Then, follow the Solid Scallop pattern at http://www.lionbrand.com/stitchfinder/crochet-stitch-solid-scallop/. When blanket measures 27” h (69 cm), fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This blanket will be donated to a mom and her newborn baby at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in my town.