Intensive Love Blanket

Introduction
This preemie blanket features a simple-to-remember motif pattern. Customize your version by choosing multiple colors or using assorted yarn scraps. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a charity that provides handmade caps to patients undergoing chemotherapy and tiny blankets for babies in incubators.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in the round
Crocheting in chain spaces, working in the back loop only
Joining with slip stitch (with link to a photo tutorial)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Preemie/NICU Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Materials
Lion Brand Heartland (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skeins in 105 Glacier Bay (CA) and 2 skeins in 109 Olympic (CB), or approximately 215 yd (196.5 m) in CA and 290 yd (265 m) in any medium weight yarn.

US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
Finished square in pattern = 5.75” (14.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Materials List
This preemie blanket features a simple-to-remember motif pattern. Customize your version by choosing multiple colors or using assorted yarn scraps. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a charity that provides handmade caps to patients undergoing chemotherapy and tiny blankets for babies in incubators.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in the round
Crocheting in chain spaces, working in the back loop only
Joining with slip stitch (with link to a photo tutorial)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Preemie/NICU Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Gauge
Finished square in pattern = 5.75” (14.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pattern Instructions
You can find this free crochet pattern on my blog by following the link above or clicking the button below.

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