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Sandy's Square Blanket
copyright by Sandy
Materials: 4-ply worsted weight yarn; I or J hook Row 1: ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 ch's Row 2: ch 6, turn; dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 ch's,*sl st in ch-3 lp of previous row, ch 3, 3 dc in same lp. Row 3: ch 6, turn, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 ch's, *sl st in next ch-3 lp of previous row, ch3, 3 dc in same lp*, repeat from * to * across Repeat row 3 for pattern. The beginning of this patterns stitch works into a triangle. Work pattern until one of the right angle edges of triangle are the width desired for blanket. Continue as follows: Next row: ch 1, turn, sl st across and into ch-3 sp, 3 dc in same sp. complete row as before; omitting ch 6 at end of row. Next row: Repeat last row until the blanket is squared off. There will be one less repeat of pattern on each row from here on. Edging: sc around edge of blanket using contrasting color if desired. Blanket can be left this way, or a shell edging done, or a row of reverse sc. Thank you so much Sandy for sharing this pattern with us!!!! You are wonderful. God Bless you! Quick and Easy Q Hook Blanket copyright by Stacey
Q Hook and 3 or 4 colors of baby fingering weight yarn. Ch until length desired +1. (Using all 3 or 4 colors together as 1 strand.) Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 3, turn. Row 2: DC in next DC and each DC across. Repeat row 2 until desired size. Edging: Attach in corner sp, sc evenly around blanket for 2 rounds. Finish off and weave in ends. This makes for a soft blanket. The spaces are a bit big, so you wouldn't want to use it as a regular baby blanket, but for wrapping a precious baby who has already left us in, it works great, and is nice and soft to bring comfort to the parents in the years to come. BEV'S PREEMIE COVERLET copyright by Bev 3 oz sport weight (3 ply) or soft baby yarn (not fingering). Size F crochet hook (3.75 mm) Chain 61 (To adjust size, use multiples of 6 chains plus 1.) This should be approx. 12" across. Row 1: Work 3 dc in the 4th ch from the hook. *Skip 2 ch. Sc in the next ch. Sk 2 ch, then work 5 dc in the next chain.* (This = shell.) Rep from (*) across row, end row with sk 2 ch and 1 sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn. Row 2: 3 dc in lst sc. *1 sc in the center dc of the next shell, make 1 shell of 5 dc in next sc. * Rep the sts between (*). End with 1 sc on top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. Repeat Row 2 till coverlet measures 12". Fasten off. Thank you Bev, for allowing us to post your pattern here. Please take a moment to visit Bev's page for more patterns and links to other charities Bev's Site
Dennis' Heaven Hat (to fit approximately 15-18 week gestation baby) copyright by Stacey E hook, and baby fingering yarn ch 35, join w/sl st to 1st sc, being careful not to twist chain Round 1: ch 3( counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in each sc around (35 dc) Round 2: Rep. rnd. 1 Round 3: ch 3, dc in next dc in next dc, dc dec. around. join w/sl st to ch 3 (19 dc) Round 4: ch 3, dc in next dc, dc dec around. Join w/sl st to ch 3 (12 dc) Round 5: ch 1, sc dec around. Join w/sl st to 1st sc. (6 sc) Fasten off leaving end for sewing. Weave yarn through sts at top of hat, pull tight to close, fasten off. Turn Right side out. Ribbing Round 1: Working in free loops of starting ch, attach yarn w/sl st to any st, ch 3, dc in next st and each st around.(35 dc) Round 2: ch 3, *FPDC in next dc, BPDC in next dc. Rep. from * around. Finish off
Hooded Blanket for Preemies copyright by Sandy This is in 7 different sizes from a 16-17 week pregnancy up to a large preemie. Knitting worsted yarn and size J hook Pattern stitch: 1- Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hk, and in next 2 ch's 2-Ch 6, turn, DC in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 ch's, sl st in first ch-3 lp of prev. row, ch 3, 3 DC in same lp. 3- Ch 6, turn, DC in 4th ch from hk, and in next 2 ch's, *sl st in next ch-3 lp of prev. row, ch 3, 3 DC in same lp*, Rep. bet. *'s across row. Repeat row 3 for pattern. The beginning of this pattern stitch works into a triangle. Work in pattern stitch until 13,15,17,19,21,23,25 rows are completed. Then begin to square off blanket as follows: Ch 1, turn, sl st across and into ch-3 sp, Ch 3, 3 DC in same sp. Complete row as normal. When row is completed, repeat this row for the rest of blanket. (This will make the triangle into a square shape.) Cut yarn and fasten. Hood: Work pattern stitch for 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 rows. Cut yarn. Attach contrasting color and do one more row. Do not cut yarn at this point. Place the beginning point of the hood on the beginning point of blanket, making sure the patterns match up together. Keeping sts matched up, SC the 2 pieces together by doing 2 SC in ch lp at end of rows and SC in ends of dc at ends of rows. Continue in this manner all around blanket. Then work one row reverse sc around entire blanket in contrasting color. Cut yarn and fasten off. DENNIS' ANGELGHAN Knitted version- Designed by Sandy-Thank you so much my friend! This pattern was designed in memory of Dennis James who went to heaven in June of 1999. Size: This is in 4 premature baby sizes. Gauge: There is no special gauge here as different needles sizes will produce different Angelghan sizes. I tend to knit tightly, so I chose the size 10 needles to get the sizes I wanted. Experiment with needle sizes, there will be a baby out there for it to fit at one time or another. Materials: 4-ply yarn, size 10 needles, size H crochet hook. Cast On: 34, (56, 78, 100) sts. Pattern: Row 1- k 1, *o, k 3, k 2 tog., k 2 tog., k 3, o, k 1*. Rep bet *'s across row. Row 2- purl Row 3- knit Row 4- Rep row 1 Row 5- Rep row 2 Row 6- Rep row 3 Continue in pattern until length is approx. the same as the width of piece at the valley areas of the ripple 9 1\2, (15 1\2, 21 1\2, 27 1\2) times; ending with Row 3. Bind off. Weave in ends. Bottom Lacing: With crochet hook, make a crochet chain long enough to lace through the 2nd row of eyelets below bound off edge. Draw tightly making sure the piece is not tucked into the chain in places (this will give the ruffle at the bottom), weave in ends and tie chain in a bow. Front Lacing: With crochet hook, make a chain long enough to weave in criss crosses into eyelets going up side of piece, about 2/3's to 3/4 the length of Angelghan. Work chain in a criss cross fashion to lace up the front. Weave in ends and tie in a bow at top. Option: Instead of a crochet chain for the front lacing, buttons may be added so baby can be layed on the Angleghan and buttoned in. This may be a better option for the surviving premature infants, especially if they are on monitors. These were designed for Afghans For Angels by Sandy. Thank you Sandy!!! Sandy has made many of these and the hospitals really like them. They are easy to dress the baby in, and are easily adjusted to the baby's size.

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