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Pattern Release: the Nautical NICU Blanket

Hello my friends!

It is August, which means it is Preemie Crochet Challenge month again! My friends at Sunflower Cottage Crochet hold this special event every year, and I am honored to be able to participate once again.

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This year, I have designed another great blanket pattern that I know you are going to have so much fun making!

Straight Hooked Nautical NICU Blanket Pattern Release

I designed the Nautical NICU Blanket using Lion Brand Comfy Cotton blend, but you can use your favorite 3 weight yarn in any colors you wish.

The simple stitch repeats in the body of the blanket create a great texture that is fun to work up, and the project is finished with a gorgeous border with even more great texture, something a new baby is sure to love for years to come!

My testers absolutely LOVED making their Nautical NICU Blankets, and one tester loved it so much she made two during the testing period! Her little one is already loving this pattern:

Straight Hooked Nautical NICU Blanket tester photo
Straight Hooked Nautical NICU Blanket tester photo

I have even created a few video tutorials on my new Rumble channel to help you with the techniques used, in case you need it. Scroll down to see the tutorial videos.

Straight Hooked Nautical NICU Blanket

The rope border technique is featured in the Crochet Borders and Edges blog hop hosted by my friend Christine from Sweet Potato 3! Each weekday (Monday-Friday) in May, you can learn another technique for finishing your project. The best part? Every technique is available for free on the featured designer’s blog, and many include video tutorials as well! Be sure to bookmark the hop (linked in the image below) so you can always come back and find these fantastic borders and edges!

Border Blog Hop – cover horizontal / color

Check out these video tutorials for tips on making your Nautical NICU Blanket:

Sunflower Cottage Crochet Preemie Crochet Challenge

Grab your copy of the Nautical Nicu Blanket pattern below:

I hope you found these tutorials helpful, and I can’t wait to see your Nautical NICU Blanket! If you aren’t already part of the fun, please join the Straight Hookin’ Crochet Community on facebook and share your photos with me!

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!


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