Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares
This year for the Preemie Crochet Challenge I decided to make these cute and quick Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares.
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What Is A Bonding Square
Bonding Squares are small squares made in pairs and are used in the NICU to encourage bonding of mom and baby while baby is in the NICU.
One square is kept with mom and one placed with Baby. This helps mom and baby feel close to each other through sent. There are also several other benefits to bonding squares I found out about while researching that just amazed me!
Crochet Bonding Square Free Pattern
When designing this pattern for bonding squares I wanted to make sure they were soft, cute, and textured.
I love the Alpine Stitch and chose to use it because it has such great texture and design. I decided to use a second colour for the border to also give it a splash of cuteness!
I chose to use *Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn because it is just so, soooo soft and comes in gorgeous colours. It is also on the approved yarn list from Knots of Love.
The Tester Pictures
My testers had some cute colour pics for their squares!
Some of the yarns they used included: Yarn Bee’s Yarn ID, Alize wool + acrylic, and Stylecraft Aran.
Preemie Crochet Challenge
The Preemie Crochet Challenge hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet features crochet patterns specifically designed for Preemies.
Head over to the Round Up post to see all the patterns from the 2022 Blog Hop.
Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares Details
- Approx. 15 – 18 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn. I used *Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Lilac, Dusty Blue, and Pale Grey (C1- 15 yards & C2 – 1 yard)
- 4.5mm crochet hook. I used my *Furls Odyssey
- *Yarn needle
- *Tape measure
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Easy – Intermediate
7 sts x 5 rows = 2″ Patten for gauge: same as pattern
Laid flat with slight stretch pre-blocking: 5″ x 5″
- ch(s) – Chain(s)
- sc – Single Crochet
- dc – Double Crochet
- FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- Rnd – Round
- C1 – Colour 1
- C2 – Colour 2
- US Terminology
- All beginning ch1 and ch2 do not count as a stitch
- Square is worked in rows, the border in rnds
- Pattern is worked in multiples of odd numbers
- *-* denotes repeat sequence
Row 1: Dc in the third chain from the hook, and each ch across, ch1, turn (15).
Row 2: Sc in the first st, sc in each st across, ch2, turn (15).
Row 3: Dc in the first st, *FPdc around the dc two rows below, dc in the next st* repeat across, ch1, turn (15).
Row 4: Sc in the first st, sc in each st across, ch2, turn (15).
Row 5: Dc in the first 2 sts, *FPdc around the dc two rows below, dc in the next st*, repeat across, dc in the last st, ch1, turn (15).
Row 6: Sc in the first st, sc in each st across, ch2, turn (15).
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Repeat row 4
Row 9: Repeat row 5
Row 10: Repeat row 6
Row 11: Repeat row 3
Row 12: Repeat row 4
Row 13: Repeat row 5
With colour 2
Rnd 1: Single crochet evenly around the outside of the square, placing 2sc in each corner (approx. 63 sts).
With colour 1
Rnd 2: Single crochet evenly around the outside of the square, placing 2sc in each corner (approx. 67 sts).
Weave in all ends, and you’re done!
There you have it, Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares
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