It’s that time of year again! The Preemie Crochet Challenge is back for another amazing event for the month of August! This event is hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet and has so many amazing patterns available to give some extra love the teeny littles during their time of need. This year I went for something way different then my usual and designed the Brierley Preemie Blanket for the event.
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Soft And Cozy
The Brierley Preemie Blanket is designed with the Herringbone stitch to achieve a great fabric while still having some texture and and a gorgeous look.
I choose to use *Knit Picks Comfy Color Mist yarn for the blanket, It’s a super soft and light Pima Cotton and Acrylic blend giving it beautiful drape and snuggability!
A very special thank you to *WeCrochet for providing the yarn for this project!!
The Tester Pictures
My testers were amazing, again!! They totally went all in for this one!
Some of the yarns they used included: LionBrand Comfy Cotton Blend, Caron Simply Soft, and LionBrand Mandala
Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021
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Brierley Preemie Blanket Pattern
- Approx. 375 – 400 yards of #4 light worsted weight yarn. I used *Knit Picks Comfy Color Mist
- 4.5mm crochet hook I used my fave *Furls Odyssey
- *Yarn needle
- *Tape measure
Easy – Intermediate
14 sts x 9 rows = 4″square Pattern for gauge: same as pattern
22″ x 20″ with slight stretch
- ch – Chain
- sc – Single Crochet
- dc – Double Crochet
- HBdc – Herringbone Double Crochet
- HBdcBLO – Herringbone Double Crochet Back Loop Only
- slst – Slip Stitch
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- yo – Yarn over
- US Terminology
- All beginning ch2 do not count as a stitch
- Pattern uses multiples of 2 + 2
- You can adjust size by adjusting the chain length and number of rows
- For the border use any number of stitches around to create a polished look, using 3 sts in each corner.
- *-* denotes repeat sequence
Full photo tutorial for the special stitches used are available in the downloadable PDF or the YouTube Tutorial.
Herringbone Double Crochet (HBdc): Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop and pull through the first loop on your hook, yo, pull through one loop, yo pull through both loops
Brierley Preemie Blanket
Row 1: HBdc in the third ch from the hook and each ch across, ch2, turn (70).
Row 2: HBdcBLO in each st across, ch2, turn (70).
Row 3 – 44: Repeat row 2.
Row 45: HBdcBLO in each st across, ch1 (70).
Rotate blanket to work down the side. Sc evenly around the entire blanket, working 3 sc in each corner, slst join to first st, tie off.
Weave in all ends and you’re done!
There you have it! Your very own Brierley Preemie Blanket!
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I hope you love your Brierley Preemie Blanket!! I would love to see how yours turn out!
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