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Crochet Preemie Blanket Free Pattern – Friendship Blanket

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Close up of the preemie crochet blanket, called the Friendship Blanket. The blanket is mint green with blue and green stripes.

The Friendship Blanket is a crochet preemie blanket, that is small and soft for a new baby.

This crochet blanket pattern also has stitch multiples within the pattern so that you can make this blanket in any size you prefer.

Pattern Inspiration

I was inspired to create the crochet preemie blanket because I first designed the Friendship Hat and loved the look of it. I thought it would be beautiful as a blanket!

The simple, but unique crochet stitches give this blanket a look like no other!

It is a great unisex blanket and can be made in any color(s) you prefer! I loved using a solid color with a self striping yarn to create multiple colors within the blanket.

Photo of the preemie crochet blanket called the Friendship Blanket. The blanket is mint green with blue and green stripes.

Pattern Details

This crochet preemie blanket pattern calls for worsted weight (#4) yarn. You’ll want to choose a very soft yarn for new baby’s skin if you are making this for a preemie.

I used Brava 500 and Chroma Worsted from WeCrochet for my sample blanket. While my sample is not for a baby at this time, I did find it to be very soft.

Brava 500 is a large skein of 100% premium acrylic yarn. It has 1090 yards per skein, which is more than enough for this blanket pattern. It comes in 12 different colorways, many that are perfect for a baby blanket.

It is a true worsted weight yarn and is very soft to the touch. It is also machine washable. I recommend lying flat to dry, but it can be dried in the dryer.

Chroma Worsted is a color transitioning yarn made of 70% super wash wool and 30% nylon. It comes in 24 colorways, including 3 solid colors. It works great for projects like this where you want multiple colors but don’t want to use a lot of yarn!

This preemie blanket pattern is rated easy in pattern difficulty. The stitches are simple and the stitch combo is repetitive.

Close up of the yarn used for the crochet preemie blanket, called the Friendship Blanket.

Friendship Blanket Crochet Pattern

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808 yards worsted (#4) yarn in 2 colors – 458 yards MC, 348 yards CC

I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook


Measuring Tape

Yarn needle




Within stitch pattern:

15 sts x 11 rows = 4”


Preemie – 26” x 26”

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

 st(s) – stitch(es)                

ch(s) – chain(s)

esc – extended single crochet – – insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

ehdc – extended half double crochet- yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

sc – single crochet             

blo – back loop only          

** – repeat from

RS – right side

MC- Main Color

CC- Contrasting Color

Pattern Notes

 Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Stitch count is worked in multiples of 2 + 1.

You may find it easiest to split your yarn into multiples balls or bobbins for your color changes in each row.


With MC:

Ch 91

Row 1: (RS) 1 ehdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 esc in next ch, *1 ehdc in next ch, 1 esc in next ch*, repeat from * across. (90)

Switch to CC:

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (90)

Switch to MC:

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 ehdc in 1st st, 1 esc in next st, *1 ehdc in next st, 1 esc in next st*, repeat from * across. (90)

Rows 4-65: Repeat rows 2 and 3, switching between MC and CC each row.

Do not fasten off. Move on to Trim section.


With CC:

Round 1: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around the entire blanket, working 2 sc in each corner, join to 1st st.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each st around, join to 1st st.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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  1. What a beautiful baby blanket. Can’t wait to make it. Could you please tell me what color was the main color? If I am not mistaken it was the Brava 500.

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.


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