Charity Pattern: Preemie Baby Rug

Charity Pattern: Preemie Baby Rug

This is a charity crochet pattern to support premature babies.

What you need

Caron Simply Soft WW
Crochet Hook Size H



Ch 60

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, 1 sc and 2dc in next ch; repeat from *, ending skip 2sc, 1sc in last ch. Ch2, turn.

Row 2-40: 2dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc and 2 dc in next sc; repeat from *, ending 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch2, turn.

(at end of row 40, ch1, turn..)


Rnd 1: Sc evenly around working 3sc in each corner. Join to beginning sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. 1 sc and 2 dc in same sp. skip next 2 sts, *(sc, 2dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

This Crochet Pattern was contributed by Myra Shaw

Visit our charity crafts page for listings of groups in your area who collect and donate these crochet items to charity.


  1. Thanks for the pattern I can use it on my granddaughter who is 14 days old.

  2. DisneyDancer1986 says

    If you can call it a “doll blanket” then, wouldn’t that give it use for dolls?? Wonderful design!

  3. It has use. I had a preemie ( she survived and is now 4)
    Thye cannot regulate their body temp, and must be extremely bundled for the parents to get any precious holding time.

  4. Excellent Pattern and great for charity crafts

  5. I just have to comment to “nreadd’s” comment – Preemies in the hospital really need these pretty blankets. I crochet for Threads of Love and this will be a perfectly beautiful pattern to crochet & donate to NICUs. Thank you so much!

  6. lisaluger50 says

    thankyou for the wonderful preemie pattern I have been crocheting for preemies for a couple of year. This will keep the small little one warm

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