Patterns

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.

Crochet

Preemie Blanket

Finished size:
18” w x 18 1/2” h (46 cm x 47 cm)

Materials:
Main color: 4.09 oz. (116 g) soft medium-weight yarn
Contrasting color: 2.79 oz. (79 g) soft medium-weight yarn
US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
39 sts and 19 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
Ch 74. Follow the directions for Single Crochet, Chain 1 at: https://www.yarnspirations.com/stitch-gallery-single-crochet-chain-1 until blanket is 13 ½” w x 14” h (34 cm x 36 cm). Fasten off. To make the border with the contrasting color, I used the same stitch pattern. For the corners, I did sc 1, ch 2, sc 1. To start a new row for the border, I joined the row with a sl st, ch 1, 1 sc. Then, I went back to following the pattern until the finished size was 18” w x 18 ½” h (46 cm x 47 cm). Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

Donation:
This blanket will be donated to a premature baby that was born locally.

Crochet

Joy’s NICU Blankie

The pattern for this blanket can be found at:
http://www.knotsoflove.org/nicu-blanket-patterns
and
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joys-nicu-blankie.

Additional Directions:
I used a total of 4.87 oz. (138 g) of a soft medium-weight yarn. One pattern said to make the blanket 20″ x 24″ (51 cm x 61 cm.). The other pattern and the Knots of Love NICU Blanket Patterns Page said blankets should be approximately 18″ x 24″ (46 cm x 61 cm), so I decided to go with the 18″ x 24″ (46 cm x 61 cm) size. The designer did not list the gauge for this pattern. Using a US H (5 mm) crochet hook, I made a chain of 62 stitches instead of 42 stitches. This made my blanket 16″ (41 cm) wide. I made the blanket 22″ (56 cm) long. Then, I did a 1″ (3 cm) border around the blanket to make the finished size 18″ x 24″ (46 cm x 61 cm). I used the same stitches to crochet the border. For the corners, I did 1 sc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 sc, 1 dc. To start a new row for the border, I joined the row with a sl st, ch 1, 1 dc. Then, I went back to following the pattern. This pattern does not have a turning chain at the end of each row. When I tried adding one, my blanket did not look like the pattern photo. You will need a yarn needle to weave in the ends after fastening off the blanket and the optional border.

Donation:
Although I prefer donating items locally so I do not have to pay for shipping, I am going to mail this blanket to Knots of Love in Costa Mesa, CA.

Knit

The Inside Out Knit Chemo Cap

Head Huggers: Knit Pattern: 20
The Inside Out Knit Chemo Cap
Knit Head Hugger
Designed by: Joyce Forker
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt20.htm

I used 33 g of a light-weight yarn to make this adult size hat. The designer did not list the gauge for this pattern.

Donation:
This hat will be donated to the knitters guild in my state. They collect a variety of items to donate to different charities.

Award:
This hat received a second place ribbon at a county fair in 2017.