Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Newborns in Need

The latest issues of Knit 1-2-3 and Crochet 1-2-3 are out and the featured charitable organization is Newborns in Need.  Newborns is Need provides some of the basic necessities to mothers who need a helping hand.

You can find my designs for security blankets in each of these issues.  You can also get the patterns for free on line.  Just click on the captions about the images below to be taken to the free on line pattern.

Quick ‘n Simple Wooby

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Baby’s First Security Blanket

knit pattern

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Minty Stripes Baby Blanket and Aran Squared Throw

Check out the latest issue of Crochet 1-2-3 (issue 8) and you will find two of my designs:

Aran Squared Throw and Pillow Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Aran Squared Throw and Pillow
Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Minty Stripes Baby Blanket Made with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby

Minty Stripes Baby Blanket
Made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby

Project Linus Pattern – Remake (FREE PATTERN!)

This is a design I did for Crochet 1-2-3 for their For the Cause feature in issue 5 about Project Linus:

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Wanting to make a gift for someone who has a baby (it’s a boy!) on the way, and wanting to use one of my own designs, I chose this pattern because I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on this design in the relatively short time it’s been out and it’s a pretty quick design to stitch up. I started it on Saturday night and finished it on Sunday night –actually very early Monday morning.

I like to use colors that are a little less traditional when I make baby blankets.  I used 1 skein each Red Heart Soft in #2515 Turquoise, #4601 Off White, #9623 Spearmint, and Red Heart Soft Baby Steps #9505 Aqua.  I just worked 4 rows of the pattern in each color.

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I really like how the colors worked together for the remake. I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!

You can get the free pattern for this baby blanket from the Crochet 1-2-3 website HERE.

Free Pattern – Dewdrops Baby Blanket

Here is another one of my patterns that has been offered as a free pattern on Naturally Caron’s website. I’ll work at listing my other Naturally Caron patterns here over the next few weeks since Caron has pulled all of their Naturally Caron free patterns.

The Dewdrops Baby Blanket was made in Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but can make it in any worsted weight yarn.

 

Dewdrops Baby Blanket

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SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Blanket measures approximately 34″/86.5cm wide x 34″/86.5cm long, including border

YARN: Naturally Caron.com JOY! (70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70.8g, 138yds/127m):

#0001 Snow (A): 4 balls;  #0004 Kiwi (B): 2 balls; and #0002 Cerise (C): 2 balls

CROCHET HOOK: One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge;  One size US I-9 (5.5mm) (for border only)

GAUGE:  In pattern, 5 pattern repeats = 8″/20.5cm, and 8 rows = 4″/10cm.  Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st)

 

NOTE: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

 

BLANKET

With larger hook and A, ch 122.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; change to B in last st, turn—Twenty 5-dc shells.

Row 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc; change to A in last st, turn—Nineteen 5-dc shells and one 3-dc half-­shell at each end.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch; change to C in last st, turn.

Row 4: With C, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 5: With A, repeat Row 3; change to B in last st.

Row 6: With B, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 7: With A, repeat Row 3; change to C in last st.

Rows 8–63: Repeat Rows 4–7 fourteen times; do not change color at the end of Row 63. Do not fasten off A.

 

FINISHING

Border: Change to smaller hook.

Round 1: With A, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.

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