Día Soleado Preemie Blanket

Día Soleado Preemie Blanket

Updated 10/4/22

Día Soleado Preemie Blanket
Da Soleado Preemie Blanket

"A dense stitch pattern without holes for tiny fingers and toes make this blanket perfect for preemies. A self-striping yarn does the colorwork for you! This blanket meets the donation requirements for Knots of Love, an organization that distributes handmade preemie blankets to babies in neonatal intensive care units. It was designed for the 2022 Preemie Crochet Challenge with Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows, crocheting in the round Crocheting in side of rows (includes video tutorial)"

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge16 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across.

Finished SizePreemie Blanket: 25.5” (65 cm) x 31.5” (80 cm).

Materials List

  • Cascade Cherub Aran Prints yarn (55% nylon/45% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 240 yd/220 m) – 4 skeins in 710 Prism, or approximately 960 yd (878 m) in any soft, medium weight, self-striping, acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

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