Les enfants atteints de dysfonction intégration sensorielle peuvent bénéficier grandement d'avoir une moyenne pondérée crochet couverture à la main pour se terminer en.
Qu'est-ce que la dysfonction de l'intégration sensorielle?
Dysfonctionnement d'intégration sensorielle (SID), qui est aussi appelé trouble du traitement sensoriel, est une condition qui affecte la capacité d'un individu à traiter l'information sensorielle. La personne peut être extrêmement sensible à des stimuli externes (ou dans le cas contraire, peut être sous-affectés). Ainsi, un enfant peut entendre un bruit de résonance régulière et être complètement dépassé par elle parce que c'est trop pour eux … ou un enfant peut être exposé à une chaleur extrême, au point de brûler leur peau et pas réalisé parce que le cerveau ne traite pas que la douleur.
L'intégration sensorielle dysfonction peut être un trouble sur son propre. Il peut être également sur un symptôme ou une complication d'un autre trouble, y compris les troubles du spectre autistique, la schizophrénie et divers troubles d'apprentissage. All of the senses may be affected or just one sense may be affected. La SPD Foundation explique, “motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiété, dépression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.”
I wasn’t familiar with the specific name of the condition until recently but I have met children who may have had the condition. I used to work in group home settings with many children who had various behavioral issues and I would not be surprised to learn that some of them had undiagnosed SID. What actually brought my attention to the condition and caused me to want to learn more about it now was a post a couple of months back over on Harvest Moon By Hand where Ann shares the story of mothering a child with SID. It provides a lot of information about the condition and what it means for one family and I’d encourage you to pop over and read that.
How a Weighted Blanket Helps
There are many different symptoms of this condition. There are many different treatment options. What does a weighted blanket have to do with this? Bien, as Ann explains in the aforementioned post, “One of the most effective ways for calming is laying down under multiple layers of blankets in a dark or semi-dark room.” This is very calming. Weighted blankets are commonly used as one part of a soothing, comforting “safe space” or ritual for calming down.
À partir de another website I learned that there are three main goals of the weighted blanket:
1. To improve body awareness
2. To calm and improve attention and focus
3. To decrease sensory seeking behaviors
The weighted blanket, useful for children struggling with SID/ SPD, can also be useful for children who are dealing with other issues of anxiety, peur, hyperactivity, etc. for the same reasons that the blankets benefit the child with sensory issues. And it’s not just for kids. Adults suffering from those problems or conditions including Restless Leg Syndrome and cerebral palsy are also good candidates for benefitting from a weighted blanket.
Weighted Crochet Blanket Patterns
There aren’t too many weighted crochet blanket patterns available as far as I can tell. Il est, cependant, lots of DIY projects for people who sew and it seems like the basic thing is to get packets of polyfill that can be put into bags and then the fabric for the blanket sewn around those bags. It seems like you could take a basic crochet square pattern, even a granny square although preferably a more closed stitch, and crochet fabric squares to go around the bags of poly pellets, which you then join into the full blanket. eHow offers instructions for doing this with a knitted blanket that could be altered to use crochet squares. An alternative to poly pellets is to use flannel as a filler. And another option would be to take any crochet blanket pattern that you like and work it using multiple strands of yarn instead of a single strand, probably with a larger-than-called-for hook. Does that sound right to you guys?
The few weighted crochet blanket patterns available that I was able to locate:
Fabric Backed Yarn Eater Blanket. There is a free tutorial for this blanket from Everything Your Mama Made and More who says, “the yarn eater blanket is heavy… a great option as a sensory or weighted blanket”.
Lili’s Hug. This is a sewing pattern for a fabric-based weighted blanket approved for donation to Project Linus. If you are someone who works with both tissu et crochet then you could easily add a crochet edging around this blanket.
Similarly you could add crochet edging to a fleece blanket. I’ve seen conflicting reports online about whether or not the fleece blanket is heavy enough to work as a weighted blanket. You could try it or maybe try a few of them layered on top of each other on the child. The one pictured here was from Linda Permann’s class on Craftsy.
La hexapuff lap quilt by Julie Blagojevich is designed for each motif in the quilt to be stuffed so it’s heavier than a regular crochet blanket. The pattern calls for fingering yarn but using a heavier yarn to create bigger motifs and just making fewer of them to get the right side of the blanket may be a good compromise for a heavier blanket.
Il s'agit d'un vintage crochet rug pattern but it’s the right size, and likely a good weight, for a project like this one.
Additional Tips for Making a Heavy Crochet Blanket
In researching this article I turned to my friends on the social networks to ask for ideas on making heavy crochet blankets. Here were some of the great suggestions:
- Use a basketweave pattern. “Front and back post double crochet is very thick.” – @ FreshStitches
- “Mom made me a granny square bedspread with double strand Red Heart SS. It’s so heavy it gives me toe cramps!” – @SedaDesignStudio
- Take any pattern and work it with multiple strands and a larger hook. – @ Crochetkim
- Make a weighted blanket and then sew a crocheted blanket on as the top layer. – @snugglebunz1
- @GoCrochet has a great pattern for a super beautiful blanket called Triangles Afghan that is also the heaviest/ densest she’s ever made.
Do you know of another weighted crochet blanket pattern? Please add to this resource list by including it in the comments below!