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I used Lion Brand Jamie Pompadour
Baby Sport Weight #243 Playtime Print
Bonus Bundle (large 6 oz. skein) and had enough left over to make a matching hat and booties.

Size H Crochet Hook

Gauge: 9 dc (in pattern) = 2 in.
(I crochet tight!!)

Finished size is about 15" x 15"

To make larger, chain in a multiple of 6 plus 1
BB's Basketweave
Preemie BBlanket
Stitches used: chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc),  front post double crochet (FP dc), back post double crochet (BP dc),  slip stitch (sl st).

Chain 61

Row 1: (Right side) Dc in fourth ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc) and in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc, now and throughout) turn; work FPdc around each of next 3 dc,  *work BPdc around each of next 3 dc, work FP dc around each of next 3 dc, repeat from * across to last dc, hdc in last dc.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn; work FPdc around each of next 3 sts, *work BPdc around each of next 3 sts, work FPdc around each of next 3 sts, repeat from * across to last hdc, hdc in last hdc.

Rows  4 & 5: Ch 2, turn; work BPdc around each of next 3 sts, *work FPdc around each of next 3 sts, work BPdc around each of next 3 sts, repeat from * across to last hdc, hdc in last hdc.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3.

Repeat Rows 3 - 6 until blanket is desired length, then repeat row 3
once more.    Finish off

Edging:
  (Change color if you wish)

Rnd 1:
With right side facing, join yarn with a slip st in first hdc of last row finished, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in each st across to last hdc, 3 dc in last hdc; work dc evenly spaced across end of rows; working in free loops of beginning ch, 3 dc in first ch, dc across in remaining loops of beginning ch to last ch, work 3 dc in last loop of beginning ch; work dc evenly spaced across end of rows; join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, do NOT turn; 2 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc,  now work *FPdc in next st, then BPdc in next, then FPdc in next, continue alternating across to the 3dc corner, hdc in first dc of corner, 2 hdc in center dc of corner, hcd in last dc of corner, repeat from * 2 times more,  then work alternate FPdc and BPdc across last side, join with a sl st to first hdc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, do NOT turn, 2 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, * hdc in each st across to corner 2 hdc, 2 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, repeat from * around to beginning 2 hdc, join with sl st to first hdc.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Click here for help on Front Post and Back Post crochet stitch


Copyright July 28, 2001 by Bonnie Batten.  You are welcome to copy and share this pattern for charity purposes. Please keep my name with the pattern. Thank you!!


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