Joy's Crochet NICU Blanket Pattern ~ by Knots of Love
Joy's Crochet NICU Blanket Pattern ~ by Knots of Love
Joy's Crochet NICU Blanket Pattern ~ by Knots of Love

Joy's Crochet NICU Blanket Pattern ~ by Knots of Love

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A beautiful NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) baby blanket crochet pattern! 

This is an EASY skill knit pattern. 

This beautiful crochet pattern is easy to make and will make a BIG difference in the life of a baby and their family.

👉 This pattern is a digital download.

Upon completing your purchase, you will be emailed a link to download your pattern. 

100% of the proceeds from this pattern go to Knots of Love, our nonprofit providing free handmade hats to people going through chemo and blankets to babies in ICU incubators.

Thank you for your support!


Required material:

  • Any 3 skeins of DK weight yarn from our Knots of Love Approved Yarn List
  • Crochet Hook: Size H (5.0mm)
  • Yarn needle






How NICU blankets make a difference:

❤️  Parents take the blanket home with them, wash it, and sleep with the blanket before bringing them back to the hospital and placing them on these precious new lives so their scent is on the blanket when it is then provided and lovingly placed onto the baby in the NICU incubator by a Nurse -- and the baby can receive both warm from the blanket and the parents even though they cannot yet be with her or him.

❤️  By providing comfort to parents with babies in life-altering situations, often for months at a time.

❤️  Our blankets help make the experience a little less “clinical.” and a lot more LOVING when a total stranger provides a kind and loving gift to someone they will likely never know, just because, it is the kind and right thing to do.

❤️  By adding color and warmth to an often stark clinical feeling of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit -- it helps support the NICU nurses and all of the lives-on-the-line. Nurses tell us how this makes a huge difference for all the families and babies in the NICU.

❤️  By providing a gift to cherish in the future. These treasures become a keepsake after the child is well and are sometimes put on display in shadow boxes or placed in a memory box.


How you can help:

Having now provided over 30,000 beautiful and hand-knit and crochet NICU blankets to babies, we have learned a lot about what babies and their families need in order to make the difference we seek to make:

When making your NICU blankets, please:

✅ Ensure the blanket is no smaller than 24” x 30”.

✅ Use yarns on our Required Yarn List. Knit or crochet a blanket made from any soft, cozy, lightweight yarn.  

✅ Remember, these tiny preemie babies that sometimes weigh only 1lb will be wrapped in your blankets.

✅  Please do not make any patterns that are lacey or have holes in them... because little fingers, toes, and tubes can get caught in blankets with holes.

✅  Be sure to follow our guidelines and fill out a submission form when you send your lovingly made creation(s) -- this is very important. :)

✅  Note: We do not accept preemie and/or infant hats anymore because hospitals tell us they are inundated with them.


Buy this pattern today and make a huge impact!

Thank You!