About a month ago I posted about collecting baby blankets for a local mission. It's a mission that hits very near and dear to my heart, and these blankets will go into care packages to be delivered to hospitals.
Thanks to the kind people I work with, and family members, I have already collected a handful of blankets! They range from tiny to big, and are gender specific or gender neutral. Babies are born at different gestational ages, and sometimes a huge blanket would not fit a baby born at 25 weeks.
This blanket is one I've been working on in my spare time. I updated it in a WIPW post a few weeks back. I finished it last night and am very proud. It's one of the smaller blankets, but it can also be stretched.... which is why I like the pattern. The picture really does not do this blanket justice.
I found the pattern at Mini Frippery. It's a fairly simple pattern! I changed the last row, just a tiny smidge.
Row 1: Using this technique of a no chain foundation, 122 dc
Row 2: ch 3, 3 dc in next dc. (ch3, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 40 times. DC in last dc
Row 3: ch 3, (working behind the ch 3 of previous round, 3 Bpdc in 1st dc in 3 dc set, ch 3) 40 times. 3 bpdc in 1st dc in last 3 dc set. Dc in last turning ch of previous row.
Repeat row three until desired length
Last row: ch 3, (dc in next 3 dc,
Here is a blanket a friend made.
I absolutely love the detail of this blanket!! I must ask her for the pattern, because it is just beautiful. It is worked in a round, but a rectangular round. It's just beautiful.
Very simple, and yet beautiful! These blankets are going to be such a nice touch to the care packages. Something hand made with love, in memory of all babies in heaven.
Here's another blanket a co-worker made.
Again, so simple and beautiful!!
And this blanket, I actually made for my nephew when he was born. I had to finish it up after his baby shower... and I honestly never got around to giving it to my sister-in-law. Seeing that my nephew is almost 8 years old, I don't think they'll mind if I donate it.
I wish I had put a border around it. But it was my first granny square blanket ever. As small as it is... it took 7 years until I made another one!
I'll be collecting baby blankets for ever to donate, as unfortunately, there will always be families grieving the loss of a baby.