These cute little premature baby blankets are my latest charity knitting project.
|basketweave premature baby blanket|
This one is made in simple a basket weave stitch ~
and the following one is made in a pretty diagonal stitch.
A garter stitch border ensures that they lie flat, with no curling edges.
|diagonal stitch premature baby blanket|
Blankets for premature babies are quick to make and each one uses only 100g of acrylic DK yarn.
These stitches are perfect ~ pretty and practical.
Lacy patterns look cute but are not suitable for tiny babies as there is a danger of little fingers being caught in the holes.
Pastel shades are in greatest demand, ie: white, pink, green, blue, yellow, peach, lilac. Bright and dark colours are not so suitable for special care baby units.
These patterns came from ~