I am still on a mission to use up my 4 ply yarn after deciding it is perfect for preemie baby items. This week I sorted out the white yarn. I have a few small oddments that will probably become hats. I also have 3 or 4 larger balls that will have to be used for different projects as they are either different shades of white or different textures.
I found the pattern for this preemie blanket on the Cuddles website here. It is the pattern imaginatively called "Crocheted baby blanket". It is very easy as every row is the same.....my type of pattern!! It was quick to make as it required very little concentration and could be done with various family distractions going on around me.
The great thing about tiny blankets is that they give you a chance to try a new stitch before committing to a huge project. This pattern could be easily adapted for a larger baby blanket. It is also a great stitch for lap blankets and scarves in any ply with the appropriate size hook.
Note to self:
I used 4 ply yarn and a 3.5mm hook. 73 chains gave me a finished width of 18". I had approximately 85g of yarn and kept going until it was used up. That gave me a length of 16".