Start your own adventure at home with this preemie blanket that'll just remind you of the beach and the ocean. It's the perfect pattern for those who are only starting on their crochet journey, and have special little ones in their lives. The free pattern is below for you to try, or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
Oceans and Seas Preemie Blanket Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Hook: US Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
270 yds light blue (A)
270 yds grey (B)
270 yds teal (C)
28 x 28 inches
12 dc x 7 rows = 4 inches
Pattern uses US crochet terms.
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Picot: Ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook.
Join rnds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
With A, ch 3.
Rnd 1: [2 dc, ch 3] 3 times in 3rd ch from hook, join. (8 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), dc in each of first 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, [dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp] 3 times, join. (24 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [dc in each st across to next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp] 4 times, dc in each remaining st across, join. (40 dc, 4 ch-3 sps). Stitch count will increase by 16 dc for each repeat of rnd 3.
Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 3. (56 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)
Change to B.
Rnds 5-12: Repeat rnd 3. (184 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)
Change to C.
Rnds 13-19: Repeat rnd 3. (296 dc, 4 ch-3 sps) Change to A.
Rnds 20-24: Repeat rnd 3. (376 dc, 4 ch-3 sps) Change to B.
Rnds 25-26: Repeat rnd 3. (408 dc, 4 ch-3 sps) Change to C.
Rnd 27 (Edging): Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sts, picot, sk next st, [sc in each of next 4 sts, picot, sk next st] 9 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc, picot, sc) in next ch 3 sp, *sc in each of next 3 sts, picot, sk next st, [sc in each of next 4 sts, picot, sk next st] 19 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * twice more, sc in each of next 3 sts, picot, sk next st, [sc in each of next 4 sts, picot, sk next st] 9 times, sc in last st, join. (336 sc, 84 picots)
Weave in all ends.
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