Hi, it’s Lyanna from Lyanna Jean Designs (I know really original blog name). Haha. However, I have a super easy knitting pattern for you today, so don’t be intimidated if you’re a beginner. I wrote this pattern for charity purposes. There are plenty of preemies born each day, and most of the parents delivering these little bundles of joy are caught a little off-guard by their early arrival and haven’t had adequate time to prepare for them. So, what can we do?? Make lovely handmade blankets just their size! If you don’t know of any people/places that run these types of charities, you could contact your local hospital or one of these charities: Project Linus or Greyson’s Gift.
Since I will be attempting to organize a Greyson’s Gifts Charity locally, I figured why not come up with a super easy pattern to knit up a Preemie-sized baby blanket.
How to Knit a Preemie Baby Blanket
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Here it is:
This pattern is for a 12 inch preemie-sized baby blanket.
–Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn in White, 1 skein (or any other yarn with same gauge)
-Size 8 knitting needles (Amazon has them, here)
Ready, Set, Relax…
Cast On 60 stitches. Knit 4 rows.
Rows 5-40: knit 30 stitches, purl 27 stitches, knit 3 stitches.
Rows 41-75: knit 3 stitches, purl 27 stitches, knit 30 stitches.
Knit 4 rows. Cast Off. Weave in ends. Ta-Da!
Jacqui’s Baby Girls’ Muslin Preemie Scent Blankets – Dots, Tiny InfantDesign It, Knit It: BabiesJacqui’s Baby Girls’ 100% Cotton Muslin Receiving Blankets – Bunny, PreemieSnoedel NICU Newborn Preemie Baby Sleeping Bonding Aid Snuggle Blanket (Blue Stripe)SwaddleMe Pod 2-PK, Grey Star Dot (NB)
If you don’t want to sew or are limited on time these blankets come in three sizes for preemies. They are soft, breathable and light for premature babies and newborns in the NICU. Knitting booties would also be a great way to contribute.
I’m dying…this baby hat would make such an adorable gift for a baby girl – so cute! Click on the image if you want to see more patterns.
Shellie in Stitches saysFebruary 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Fantatstic pattern thank you – hope u dont mind but shared on facebook with PremmiesUK
Valerie Sims saysJune 14, 2017 at 10:52 am
If you want to make it bigger, i.e. 20 inches, how many stitches should you start with please?