Crochet Blankets for Preemies

Tuesday, May 14

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Want to practice your crocheting skills while doing something to help a tiny newborn babe? Then check out this program with community member Cathy Zollweg, who will teach participants how to crochet preemie blankets for donation to local hospitals. No experience needed—the simple stitches can easily be taught to you if you have no crochet experiencing. By the end of the session, you’ll have a good start on a blanket and be skilled enough to finish it independently.  Blankets may be brought back to the library to be delivered to local hospitals. For those who are experienced crocheters, pre-printed instructions will be available with a variety of crochet stitches.  For beginners, just two stitches will be used.

Participants are asked to bring the following:

  • 1 skein Bernat Softee Baby Yarn or similar sport or baby yarn (no wool content). Can be found at Michaels, Joann Fabric, Amazon. Colors suggested: any but yellow or blue.
  • Crochet Hook: size E to G.  If you’re a beginner, use a G hook.
  • Additional yarn to create trim and/or tassels (optional).
  • Plastic fork (optional).
  • Large eye needle or carpet needle for finishing (optional).
  • Scissors (optional).
  • Sewing tape measure (optional).

Photos by rocknwool and Merylove Crafts on Unsplash

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