Thursday, July 30, 2009

PREEMIE BLANKET AND HAT Crochet Basket Weave Pattern

PREEMIE
BLANKET AND HAT
Crochet Basket Weave Pattern 
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only. 
Please do not sell garments knit from it. 
Pattern and photos are by Michele Morrissette Lupien, 2013. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com


For stitch help: "you tube"
-“How to crochet a basket weave stitch”
-“How to crochet a crab stitch or reverse single crochet edging” 
Stitch Explanation: 
-Front Post Double Crochet Stitch: *fpdc*
yarn over your hook; starting from the front, place hook from “front to back to front” around the post of stitch in row below; work as a double crochet. 
-Back Post Double Crochet Stitch: *bpdc*
yarn over your hook; starting from the back,  place hook from “back to front to back” around post of stitch in row below; work as a double crochet. 
-Crab stitch: Crab Stitch or Reverse Single Crochet: 
"Working left to right, insert the hook in the first stitch to the right under the loops exactly the way you usually do a single crochet - difference is in the direction in which you are working the row."
Material: 
-Light (3Ply) Soft Baby Acrylic yarn; 15 oz (420 g) / 1086 yds (993m) 
-Crochet U.S. G-6/4 mm for blanket
-Crochet U.S. F-5/3 mm for hat 
BLANKET
about 26” X 26” (66 cm X 66 cm) finished 
-Chain 100 (24 squares of 4 chains + 2 edges) 
-1dc in 4th chain, 1 dc in all other chain. 
Pattern
1st row: Ch2, (*fpdc* 4 times, *bpdc* 4 times) repeat to the end, 1dc in edge front, turn 
2nd and 3rd rows: repeat 1st row 
4th row: Ch2, (*bpdc* 4 times, *fpdc* 4 times) repeat to the end, 1dc in edge front, turn
5th and 6th rows: repeat 4th row 
-Work in pattern 15 more times (28 squares) 

Crochet Border

1st round:
Chain 2,
2 Half Double Crochet (hdc) in 1st corner edge(3 dhc in the 3 other corners), 
For blanket sides; 1 hdc in edge overlooked each row,
For blanket beginning and end; 1 dhc between each post,
Join with a slip stitch.
2nd round: (crab stitch or reverse single crochet) 
Chain 1
1 reverse single crochet around all sides, join with a slip stitch and fasten off weaving in end.
 

HAT
For 4 to 6 lbs baby

Chain 6, Join into a ring 
Round 1: 12 dc into the ring. Join = 12 dc
Round 2: 2 dc between each dc. Join = 24 dc
Round 3: 2 dc between each dc. Join = 48 dc
Pattern: (Starting directly under)
1st round: ch1 (*fpdc* 3 times, *bpdc* 3 times) repeat to the end (working together the last post of the row and the ch1 of beginning of row), sl1 
2nd round: repeat 1st round
3rd round: ch1 (*bpdc* 3 times, *fpdc* 3 times) repeat to the end (working together the last post of the row and the ch1 of beginning of row), sl1 
4th round: repeat 3rd round
-Work in pattern 2 more times. (6 squares) 
Crochet Border
(crab stitch or reverse single crochet)
ch1, 1 reverse single crochet around, join with a slip stitch and fasten off weaving in end.
5/13/13

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