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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.

The stitch is lovely and textured so it will be cozy for the babies. Sara is well known for helping those who want to turn their crochet into profit and you will be thrilled to know that after the success of her first book, she has now released her second Book Hookin for Cash (Click here to view ) 
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I have known Sara for a few years now and have worked with her on many occasions, so It is with great pleasure I let Sara take the floor for this post today on  Free Crochet Patterns

crochet preemie blanket patterns-crochet stitches-momwithahook-sara duggan- crochet patterns freeToday I’d like to show you how to make a preemie blanket for your local birth center, hospital or pregnancy crisis center. I introduced the Sweet Pea  stitch to Moogly Blog fans ( during last week’s stop on the Crocheting a Business Blog Tour.

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

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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

4 stitch pattern repeats x 4 rows = 4” x 4” square

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

See the Tutorial for this stitch on Moogly Blog
See the Original Post for this pattern on

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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Easy Vintage Crochet Booties Free Pattern

VERY Quick EASY Baby Bootie Crochet Pattern. 

 A FREE Crochet Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet

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These booties are delightfully quick and easy to whip up and can be made to suit boys or girls. I am mostly requested to make these crochet baby booties as a pregnancy reveal order, for grandparents! 
or if for a newborn gift I usually just leave the ribbon color until I know for sure what mum has delivered.

I do Love these little shoes as they are also ideal for a Christening as they keep babys feet cozy and can be tied with the ribbon to make sure they are not kicked off.
I Just Love them being crocheted in a lovely white Yarn. 

The simplicity of the pattern also helps you to be very creative with your finishings. 

Baby Bootie Shoes Crochet Patterns Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Booties {3-6months}

Baby Bootie Shoes Crochet Patterns Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Booties {3-6months}
Pink and White booties Crochet Pattern
Pattern UPDATED: How delightful are these gorgeous Mary Jane shoe style booties/ I love playing around with different versions of my crochet patterns. The original newborn bootie pattern is here. 

These are just slightly bigger than the 0-3 months taking you into the next size. 3- 6 months (3.5 inches-4 inches)

With the different color used for the sole makes it a more grown up shoe specially designed for a snug fit for baby.

Again you can finish off these adorable crochet booties with a flower, but to be honest I like them just the way they are.

I used  Red Heart E746.9600 Soft Baby Steps Yarn, Solid, White *
3.50mm Hook (E-4)
6 Hdc = 1 inch

Stitches used
Hdc= Half double Crochet
Sc =single crochet
Slp st= Slip stitch to join
2dc tog = 2 double crochet together {decrease 1}
2 sc tog = 2 Single crochet together  {decrease 1}

Special Notes:
**Whilst working on the SOLE: we make the first hdc into the BASE of the ch1 as the 1st stitch) *** also note: You will be working the LAST stitch of the sole round INTO the Slipped stitch of previous round. Do not count this as a titch in the upper part of shoe.

Start with your chosen color for the sole

SOLE (you are working around the starting chain) 
Chain 11
Rnd 1: 
hdc in 3rd Ch, from hook
hdc in next 7 stitches, 6 hdc in last chain.
{you are now going to work along the opposite side of this row into the start chain.}
hdc in next 7 stitches.
5 hdc in last chain. slp st into top of 1st hdc.

Rnd 2:
Ch 1
hdc in base of Ch1, hdc in next 8 sts,
2 hdc in next 5 sts
hdc in next 10 sts
2hdc in last 3 sts.
Join with a slp st to top of first hdc.

Rnd 3:
hdc in base of chain 1, hdc in next 9 sts.
{2hdc, 1 hdc in next stitch } = repeat {} 5 times
hdc in next 12 sts
2hdc in Next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last, slp st to join.  (43 sts)
Change to main color for your shoe.

Sides of shoe:
Rnd 4- Rnd 5: Ch1,  (do NOT create a sc in the base of chain from now on)
Sc in each stitch around, slip to join, 

Rnd 6:
Ch1, 9 sc, 2sc tog, 8 times. sc to last 4 stitches sc 2 tog, sc to end, slp st to join

Rnd 7: Ch,  9sc, hdc, 2 dc tog x 4 times. sc to end slp st to join

Right Bootie Strap instructions
ch1 (do NOT create a sc in the base of chain)
10sc, 2 dc tog x 3, hdc, 4 single crochet (chain 16, single crochet into 4th chain from hook (this creates a small button loop, and single crochet back to start of chain. Slip stitch in SAME space you started the chain for straps this will join strap back into side of shoe and sc to end slp st to join.
Finish off and weave in ends
Left Bootie Strap Instructions
ch1 (do NOT create a sc in the base of chain)
5 sc, (chain 16, single crochet into 4th chain from hook (this creates a small button loop, and single crochet back to start of chain. Slip stitch in SAME space you started the chain for straps this will join strap back into side of shoe and 5 sc 2 dc tog x 3, hdc, sc to end slp st to join.
Finish off and weave in ends


Crochet Stitches How to crochet Loops {The Loop or Fur Stitch tutorial}

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Also includes Free crochet patterns that use th eloops stitch. I  wanted to learn how to crochet loops, after someone asked me for a crochet cardigan for baby made with the loops stitch. I had only ever seen a really nice pattern for booties, their cuff made up of these wonderful loops.
 I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it. After a few trys I got the hang of it really easily.
You are just pulling an extra length around your hook/finger before you crochet your stitch. 
I had seen several ways to make this stitch and it really is personal preference, Some show you to use a piece of card to loop the yarn around, or a ruler. I personally just prefer using my finger...The main trouble then is getting all the loops the same size, so if uneven loops become an issue to you then perhaps using the cardboard method is a better technique for you to create more even loops.

To practice this stitch I Chained 22
1. Begin with a row of single crochet.(sc) For learning I found it easier to use Single crochet (US) DC (UK)

2. Turn Chain 1 Work 1sc and then insert your hook into the next stitch.

3. With the Yarn over your finger, hold it out high (to your desired length of loop)
Catch the base of the strand at the back of your finger, draw it through the stitch.

4. Catch the base of the back strand again and draw it through the 2 loops

5. Take your finger out of the loop and insert the hook into  the next stitch, ready to repeat the process.

Unless you want loops to appear on both sides of your work, make the next row from your basic stitch you are using I was using SC for this tester.

The loops can  actually be CUT, , as they will not pull out, This is also an excellent project to use fluffy yarn.

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Special note: IF you are going to be joining worked pieces make sure you keep 1 or 2 stitches at the edges without loops.
    Watch this video to see how the loop stitch is made. 

Now your ready for some loopy Free crochet Patterns 

I love these! 

I LOVE this little baby cardigan made with loop stitch. It is worked up easily from the neck/yoke down and fits perfectly. 

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I just adore this matching loop stitch hat and mittens set. It is available for free here 

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Slippers made using the Loop stitch Perfect Sheep slippers Free Crochet Pattern

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So now I want to make these gorgeous loop stitch booties, I found the Perfect Pattern over @ Hodgepodge

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Or how about this gorgeous grass effect loop stitch rug! Perfect for the kids room. Where they can squish their feet about in it.

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Loop Stitch Rug here

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