Free Crochet Baby blanket Pattern by Momwithahook

Preemie blanket Crochet Pattern by Momwithahook (Making money from your Crochet) In today's Free Pattern Post we have a fellow crocheter Sara aka Mom with a hook not only shares a new beautiful textured crochet stitch that we can learn and she uses for crocheting preemie blankets.

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This stitch is worked in 5-dc groups and 2-dc groups. See the photo below:

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Supplies:
Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
Red Heart Worsted Weight Medium in Soft White [0316] (1 skein 7 ounces/ 198 grams)
Tapestry needle for sewing ends
Stitch Marker

Gauge/Tension:
4 stitch pattern repeats x 4 rows = 4” x 4” square

Size:
21” x 21” square

Stitches Used:
US Terms
ch/s – chain
dc – double crochet
5-dc group – 5 dc in same stitch
2-dcgroup – 2 dc in the next 2 stitches
sk – skip
* - repeat from within the stars as indicated in the pattern
sp – space
yo/h – Yarn Over/Hook

Special Stitch:
Sweet Pea – Consists of a 5-dc group plus a 2-dc group, multiples is 7 chains
Reverse Single Crochet – aka crab stitch or backward single crochet

Notes:
See the Tutorial for this stitch on Moogly Blog
See the Original Post for this pattern on http://www.crochet-patterns-free.com/

Start with chain 63
Row 1:
(Right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in ch (5-dc group), SK next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs (2-dc group); repeat from * across to the last 3 chs, skip next 2 chs, 3dc in last ch
Place a stitch marker here to remind yourself that this is the right side.


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Row 2:
ch3, turn; dc in sp between first 2 dc, * 5 dc in sp between dc of next 2-dc group, dc in sp between second and third dc of next 5-dc group and in ext sp (between 3rd and 4th dc); repeat from * across to last 4 sts, 3 dc in sp between last dc and turning ch.

Repeat row two until your blanket measures 21 “

Don't end off in last row, Make a border of reverse single crochet

Reverse Single crochet:

With right side of work facing you – insert hook from front to back in the next stitch to the right, yarn over and draw through, (2-loops on the hook) yarn over and draw through 2 loops, Repeat around the border of your blanket with 3 reverse single crochets in each corner.

End off.

There will be a small gap between your first reverse sc and your last reverse sc, sew this up.

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