Weeping Willow Baby Blanket by Cheryl Chow
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Weeping Willow Baby Blanket

Crochet
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
4.5 mm
850 - 1400 yards (777 - 1280 m)
Preemie (Newborn) approximately 25" x 25" (38" x 38"); 63.5 x 63.5cm (96.5 x 96.5cm)
US
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The main body of this baby blanket reminds me of Weeping Willow trees. These trees grow quickly and provide refuge, shade, and comfort with their plentiful foliage. I hope this blanket will provide the same to the new little one in your life.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Chain
Single crochet
Double crochet
Crossed Double crochet

SIZE
Preemie (Newborn) approximately 25” x 25” (38” x 38”); 63.5 x 63.5cm (96.5 x 96.5cm)

YARN REQUIREMENTS
850 (1400) yards DK weight acrylic/cotton yarn; 780 (1280) meters

Newborn sized sample used 8 skeins of Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton (100% cotton); 194 yards (178m) in 85 grams

HOOK SIZE
4.5 mm (between US G and H; choose whichever size gives you gauge)

GAUGE
18 sts and 10 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) worked in double crochet
One repeat of center pattern (8 stitches) is 1 1/2 inches (3.8cm); Border is approximately 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) wide

OTHER MATERIALS
Blunt needle to weave in ends

NOTES
Written in US Terminology
To adjust width of blanket chain a multiple of 8 + 1
To adjust border work a multiple of 6 + 4 sc on round 1