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

crochet pattern

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Baby’s First Security Blanket

knit pattern

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Free KNIT Pattern – Mini Lace Cowl

I’ve been practicing my knitting when I get a chance, and though I’ve discovered that I like knitting hats more than anything, I finally managed to make something other than a hat!  Here is my first completed non-hat  project, and I thought I would share the pattern with my readers. This Mini Lace Cowl is a great pattern for beginning knitters who would like to expand their skills just a bit.

 

Mini Lace Cowl

Mini Lace Cowl

MINI LACE COWL

designed by Carrie Carpenter

 

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Cowl measures approximately  21” in circumference by 12” long

 

YARN

LION BRAND® POUND OF LOVE® (premium acrylic; 16oz/454g = 1020yd/932m): Turquoise

NEEDLES

Size US 8 (5mm)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 100 sts.  (For wider cowl, cast on multiples of 7 plus 2)

Row 1 (RS): Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.

Rows 3: K2, *YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2; repeat from *across.

Row 4: Purl across

Repeat rows 1-4 until piece measures 12” long.

FINISHING

Bring side edges together with RS facing, and sew back seam. Weave in ends.

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