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Eight Point Round Ripple Crochet Preemie Afghan »
InstructionsI love sharing my patterns. I hope you will share a picture of the completed project with me if you make this item. See all of my free crochet patterns at http://crochetbymonica.gather.com and follow me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/crochetbymonica. God bless you every day!
Type of item: Functional
Style: Casual, Cute
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn*: 2 3.5 oz skeins 39119 Denim Heather - color A 1 3.5 oz skeins 39008 Natural - color B 1 3.5 oz skeins 40244 Harmony - color C * or other brand bulky 5 yarn. Most yarns have an icon on the label that gives the size of yarn - you can also select a thinner yarn and adjust the hook size, but the finished product will be a different size.
What was your inspiration?
My niece, Olivia, passed away at 4 1/2 mos old from Zelwegger Syndrome - a rare chromosomal genetic disorder. My sister and I began crocheting for charity after Olivia's death in honor of her memory. I designed this preemie pattern for all the little babies born too soon or too ill so they could have some comfort, and the parents can reuse the afghan as a car seat blanket or displayed decoratively in the home.
What are you most proud of?
The dual purpose of the afghan.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This could be your first round ripple pattern. It is fairly easy for a crocheter who is familiar with reading patterns. Since it is preemie sized, it will work up fast and give you a good primer in round ripple crochet. Please consider donating your finished product to your local hospital NICU. Check out all of my free patterns here: http://crochetbymonica.gather.com/ and follow me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/crochetbymonica. God bless you every day!