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Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares

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This year for the Preemie Crochet Challenge I decided to make these cute and quick Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares.

Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares Free Crochet Pattern

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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.

Preemie Bonding square using Feels like Butta yarn
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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 Bonding Squares Tester photo white with a purple border
Photo courtesy of Tory Navarrete
Preemie Bonding Squares Tester photo white with a teal border
Photo courtesy of Jolanta urb
Preemie Bonding Squares Tester photo grey with a blue border
Photo courtesy of Brooke Goss

Preemie Crochet Challenge

The Preemie Crochet Challenge hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet features a month of free crochet patterns specifically designed for Preemies.

Each free pattern you download is PLEDGE to make and donate the item to your local NICU!

TTLYC will be featured on June 2nd 2022! You can grab the PDF copy of the Preemie Bonding Squares FREE with your pledge through the month June!

Head over to the Round Up post to grab the coupon code and then come back here to download your free copy.

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Grab the Preemie Crochet Pattern Bundle to get all the patterns from the hop in one easy download for only $9.99!!!

Proceeds from the bundle will be donated to: https://www.bliss.org.uk/ (UK donations) and https://www.projectsweetpeas.com/ (US donations).

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Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares Details

Materials

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Difficulty

Easy – Intermediate

Gauge

7 sts x 5 rows = 2″ Patten for gauge: same as pattern

Size

Laid flat with slight stretch pre-blocking: 5″ x 5″

Stitch Abbreviations

  • 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

Pattern Notes

  • 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
Blue and purple preemie crochet bonding squares free pattern

Bonding Squares

The Pattern

With C1

Ch 17

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

Border

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!

Crochet Preemie Bonding Squares Purple and Blue with grey border free pattern

All Set!!!

There you have it, Preemie Crochet Bonding Squares

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I hope you love these Bonding Sqaures!! I would love to see how yours turn out!

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Please feel free to sell your handmade products created from this original Through The Loop Yarn Craft pattern. I ask that you please give credit to Ashley Edmonds from TTLYC as the designer, when possible, and link back to www.throughtheloopyc.com and/or @throughtheloopyarncraft (on social media) when selling and sharing images online.

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