Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
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Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket

Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

I enjoy crocheting preemie blankets to donate to NICU units for the tiny babies.  It’s a way to finish a project quickly, and feel good to know that the blanket will wrap a new baby in warmth and love.  This one took me about 3 hours to complete.

Crochet Easy Preemie Blanket pattern.

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Pattern

Finished size is 24″ square.

You can easily make this into any size blanket by just keeping an even number of starting stitches.

Quick Preemie Blanket

by Jeanne Steinhilber

  • 1 – 1/2 balls Bernat Happy Holidays – Twinkly White
  • 1 ball Bernat Baby Coordinates – Baby
  • Crochet Hook 6mm or Size J

Using both strands from the Bernat Happy Holiday and Bernat Baby Coordinates, crochet using them both as if you are double stranding. Here’s a video on how to use two strands together.

  1. Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne SteinhilberCh 52, (RS) dc into the 4th ch from hook and each ch across.  Turn.  – 50 dc
  2. Ch 3, (counts as dc) *skip next dc, dc into the next, then dc into the skipped dc.  Repeat * across to last st, dc in turning ch.  Turn.
  3. Ch 3, dc in each st across.  Turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with a row 3 when square, but do not turn.

Border – Keep blanket RS facing you.

  1. Work 2 sc in the end of each row and 3 sc in each corner.  Sl st to first sc.
  2. Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st. Repeat * around.  Sl st to first sc.
  3. Sl st to first ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch-1.  Repeat * around.  Sl st to first sc.
  4. Repeat round 3 twice.  Finish off.
Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

 

Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Quick Preemie Blanket Pattern

  1. Hi!
    I’m so glad I found the written pattern for this blanket. I made it in 2018 from Mikey’s video but just checked YouTube and cud not find the video so decided to check his website – I’m so glad I did. I love this pattern – it is so beautiful – my first attempt came out fantastic – so pleased with it. Want to do more in future so copied the pattern – now I am all set for future blankies. I love the look of the blanket – it looks so much harder than it actually is. Thank you for having the written pattern. Beautiful! Love the patterns & your teaching methods – very clear & easy to follow.

  2. Hi there, I’m a beginner at crochet, & wanting to do the crochet quick preemie blanket. To do the DC into the skipped DC!!! Is this the same as DC cross stitch? As I was doing DC into the skipped SPACE!!! , & didn’t look same as pattern.!!!!

    • the patter is a row of dc, then a row of the x which is you skip a space dc, then do the next dc in the skipped space. It took a while for mine to look normal when I first started doing them.

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