Intensive Love Blanket by Marie Segares

Intensive Love Blanket

Crochet
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
Finished square in pattern = 5.75” (14.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
5.5 mm (I)
420 - 505 yards (384 - 462 m)
Preemie/NICU Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.
US
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A free version is also available.

This preemie blanket features a simple-to-remember motif pattern. Customize your version by choosing multiple colors or using assorted yarn scraps. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a charity that provides handmade caps to patients undergoing chemotherapy and tiny blankets for babies in incubators. You can find more information about Knots of Love here.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog by following the link below.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on Ravelry includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in the round
Crocheting in chain spaces, working in the back loop only
Joining with slip stitch (with link to a photo tutorial)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Preemie/NICU Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Materials
Lion Brand Heartland (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skeins in 105 Glacier Bay (CA) and 2 skeins in 109 Olympic (CB), or approximately 215 yd (196.5 m) in CA and 290 yd (265 m) in any medium weight yarn.

US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
Finished square in pattern = 5.75” (14.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.