Saturday, December 17, 2011

New information

I found out there are sizes for blankets for different size babies.  Preemie X small 10 by 10 inches to 12 by 12 inches,  Preemie Small 14 by 14 to 18 by 18 inches, Preemie Medium 20 by 20 inches to 22 by 22 inches, Preemie large 22 by 22 to 24 by 24 inches, Full term 26 by 26 to 28 by 28 inches.  This can be used for fleece blankets, knitted or crochet blankets.  For fleece blankets serge all sides. 

New Pattern in Crochet:  4 oz sport yarn, Size H crochet hook.
Chain 72.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook * ch 1, sc in next ch* repeat from star across row, end with sc in chain 2, ch 2 turn.

Row 2: sc in 1 st space, *ch 1 sc in next space.  Repeat from * across row.  Chain 2, turn

Repeat row 2 until blanket is 16 1/2 inches long.

Shell border:  Attach contrasting color  to one corner of the blanket and start by working across one of the ends.

Round 1:  Chain 3, sl st into ch between 2 of the sc, *ch 3, sk 1 ch space and sl st into next space.  Repeat from * around the outside of blanket - on the sides of the blanket your sl st will be at the end of every third row.

Round 2: *5 dc in 1 st chain 3 space, sl st in the next ch 3 space.  Repeat from * around whole blanket.  Join at end with sl st and knot off then weave in loose ends. 

That is today's blanket.  It's easy and works up fast.  Use baby colors, there are some new ones out that work up beautifully.  I am also using up some of my scraps.  I have 15 hats done, three that neew sewing yet and one more half done.  Tomorrow's pattern will be a Preemie Ripple Blanket.

Have a good one, Nan....