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We are very grateful for any beautiful crocheted items donated for us to give to bereaved parents for their precious baby. We feel very blessed to have been approached by some wonderfully talented crocheters who generously donate their time, skill and work so that we may provide these special items for families in need in our local area. The fact that each piece of work is lovingly made by hand is so meaningful to our parents, it communicates that someone is caring, thoughtful and sending them love at such a heartbreaking time. 

If you are reading this because you would like to help us by crocheting some items for us, thank you! 

There is a menu of patterns below that can be downloaded or copied for you to follow.

We just request that the items can be mainly White or Cream, to keep them neutral to suit either gender. However we will also be able to use hearts in pale colours of blue, pink, lemon, green or lavender shades that will be given to parents who can choose the colour they would like.

Also can each item be knitted as a matching pair, this is so one set can be used for baby and the other can be kept as a keepsake by their parents. We will wrap each set beautifully to be offered to parents with their Remembrance Box or Miscarriage Care Package.

Please do email us if you would like any further guidance, we would love to hear from you. If you belong to a knitting group who would like to help us we can come along to your group and show you what we do and where your lovely work will be going, we would love to meet you.

 

Thank you for taking the time to come here and find out about us, love and light, Val x x x

 

 

The Easiest Crochet Heart Pattern


 Skill: Easy

Materials:

Size I (5.50mm) crochet hook 

Scissors

Tapestry or yarn needle

White or ivory 4ply or double knitting yarn or any similar weight yarn 

 

Abbreviations:
sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

trc = treble crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

 

Directions:

ch 5; join with sl st to form a loop.

Round 1:

ch 3.

10 dc and 1 sl st in first ch st.

 

Round 2:
ch 3; 3 trc in same st.

3 trc in next st.

1 dc, 1 hdc in next st.

1 sc in next 2 sts.

1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc in next st.

1 sc in next 2 sts.

1 hdc, 1 dc in next st.

3 trc in next st.

3 trc, 1 dc in next st.

sl st in first st.

 

Cut yarn, tie off, and weave in ends.

 

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Small Heart

 

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

 

Size: About 2¼” wide, 2″ tall.

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn white or ivory – 6 yds

Crochet Hook: Size I-9 (5.50 mm)

Pattern

 

Heart
Rnd 1:
(Right Side) Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, [3 hdc in ring, ch 2] 4 times; join with sl st to first hdc. (12 hdc and 4 ch-2 sps)

Row 2: [(Dc, 5 htr, dc) in center hdc of next 3-hdc group, sl st in next ch-2 sp] twice. Finish off and weave in ends. 

 

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Butterflies for Angels

 


 Materials used

- Crochet hook 1.25 mm(USA: 8; UK: 3) 

- Double knit yarn in white and pale pink, or blue (or whatever you prefer in pale shades as in the picture) for edging the wings. Yarn with a little sparkle in it also looks very beautiful.

- Needle and scissors 

Abbreviations 

sc - single crochet 

sl st - slip stitch 

dc - double crochet                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pattern 

Begin 

With white yarn, ch 10, close ring by inserting hook into 1st st, sl st. 

Round 1 

Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc, ch 3,*work 3 dc into the center of the ring, ch 3, repeat from * 


until you altogether have 24 dc and 8 loops (created by the chs), sl st into second ch of the beginning of round 1. 

Round 2 

Work 3 dc – 3 ch – 3 dc into each of the loops of round 1, sl st into first dc, cut yarn. 

Round 3 (last round) 

Change color 

When having slipknot on hook, insert hook where you have cut yarn and work 1 sc. 

Work 5 dc – 3 ch – 5 dc into loop of round 2, 1 sc, repeat until round is finished, sl st into first sc, cut yarn. 

Finish 

Weave in yarn ends. 

With white yarn again, ch 15. 

Fold the butterfly in the middle, put the ch around it, insert hook into 6th ch from the beginning, sl st, ch 5 more, cut yarn. Finished.

 

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Angel Cape

 Pattern by Myshelle Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will need:
3.5mm hook
4ply/fingering weight yarn

1: ch61, sc in the 2nd chain from hook and each across
2: ch1, turn,in the first stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip 2 stitches, *in the next stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip the next 2 stitches* repeat across until the last stitch, sc in the last stitch.
3: ch1, turn, in the first sc, (slst, ch3, 2dc), *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
4-25: Repeat row 3
End odd and weave in tails.

Turn the cape so the first row is at the top and join your yarn, we'll work the next row in the same chains we started with.

26: ch1, sc in the first stitch, sc2tg, repeat across - (40)
27: Repeat row 26 - (27))
28: ch1, turn, (sl st, ch3, 2dc) in the first stitch, skip 2 stitches, *in the next stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip the next 2 stitches*, repeat  across until the last stitch, sc in the last stitch.
29: ch1, turn, (slst, ch3, 2dc) into the first sc, *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
30:  ch1, turn, in the first sc, (slst, ch3, 2dc), *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
31-38: Repeat row 30.
End off leaving a long tail. Using the tail, fold the hook in half and sew the seam up.

Join yarn to the bottom corner of the cape and sc evenly up the opening, around the hood and back down the other side of the opening. End off and weave in tails.

Chain 100 for a tie, weave the tie in and out of row 26 or 27.

 

 

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Crochet Star Angel Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a relatively quick project and is a perfect gift for a little angel baby and their parents Changing the colours is optional, we prefer the main colour to be white with the narrower band being cream, or palest shades of green, lemon, pink, blue or lavender.

When crocheting this blanket:

  • The secret is the colour that is separating the bands of white. For example, in the blanket shown, there are 3 rounds of white and then 1 then 2 bands of lemon. 
  • Optional: In the final round you could mix a soft eye lash yarn with the white to give it a fuzzy glimmery look.

About this Blanket

  • Using any yarn that compliments at Size J or 6.0 mm Crochet Hook.
  • Or change your hook size to compliment your yarn
  • Decide what colours work for you. I strongly recommend using a pale colour to separate your white groups.
  • We are working on crocheting about 15 rounds for the correct finished size, however slightly smaller or larger will be fine so long as they have a size matching pair.
 
Definations: Ch = Chain, SL ST = Slip Stitch, DC = Double Crochet, SC = Single Crochet, Beg = Beginning
 
 Pattern:
A crochet diagram is below to follow along as well.
 
  1. Ch 4 and join beginning stitch with a SL ST. Ch 3, 19 DC into the ring. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. (20 stitches)
  2. CH 1, SC into the same SL ST. *Skip 1 stitch, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, SC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST into Beg SC. SL ST into the next 2 stitches to begin next round.
  3. CH 3, 1 DC in next stitch, then (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into chain 3 gap space (point). 1 DC into the next 2 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next two stitches, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into gap space, 1 DC into next two stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST 1 more stitch over to begin next round.
  4. Every round going forward is going to have two additional stitches added before you get to each point. CH 3, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, then (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into chain 3 gap space (point). 1 DC into the next 4 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next 4 stitches, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into gap space, 1 DC into next 4 stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST 1 more stitch over to begin next round.
  5. You will notice there are more stitches before the gap point. Each point grows by 2 stitches on both sides of the point with each revolution. Anything in RED above going forward will be changed by adding 2 more stitches. Anything in BLUE is growing by 2 as well. Last revolution there was 4 DC’s before getting to the point, this revolution will be 6 DC’s… next revolution is 8 DC’s and so on.
You can stop at any point when your blanket has reached the size you most prefer to crochet.
We need sizes ranging from 50cm to 70cm point to point in matching pairs.
Please could you also crochet the inner small star to make a tiny pocket sized star for parents to keep with them.
 
Thank you so very much for you time and creativity in support of bereaved families, your care and crocheted with love blankets will be so comforting for our families at their most heartbreaking time of need.
 
 

 

 

 

   

 

 
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Crib tutorial - please Crochet in white or cream

 

Cribs for premature babies that don’t survive. 

This pattern uses some knitting as well as crocheting.

Materials

Cardboard or polystyrene for base

Towelling ( I used a £1 hand towel from Wilkinson's, because they are not too thick)

White DK yarn

2.25 crochet hook 2.75mm needles

 

 

Base: cardboard or polystyrene

Cut 1 piece of towelling base size and 2 with a seam allowance’

Stick the single towel to the base (I used double sided tape)

Sew the 2 towelling base covers together

 

Crochet base: Chain 30, 2dc in second chain from hook, 1dc in each chain to end 3dc in last chain, turn and workup the other side of chain, slip stitch into 1stdc

 

1dc in same space, 2dc in next dc, 28dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc 2dc in next dc, slip stitch to join. Continue in rounds increasing 4 sts each round (or as many as needed to keep it flat) until it is the same size as the base.

 

Side: first round 1dc in the back loop of every dc,

Continue dc rounds till work measures 3” from start of side

Frill:

3 chain and 1tr 1ch, 2tr . Into front loop of previous row dc, miss 1dc 1slip st into next dc, miss 1dc,* 2tr, 1ch, 2tr* in next dc, (*shell) work shell frill for 2 1/2”

Using contrast colour work 1 row reverse dc, round the base, in the other loop of the dcs where you started the side.

 

Do the same where the frill starts.

And round the bottom of the frill

Turn inside out and stitch the base in place

Pillow: (knitted)

DK 2.75mm needles

Cast on 12sts k1 row

K every row increasing 1st at beginning of every row to 32sts

Work 4”

Dec.1st beginning of every row to 12sts cast off.

Cut 3 layers of towelling half the pillow size and lightly tack in place. Fold pillow in half and over sew the edges.

 12sts cast off.

Cut 3 layers of towelling half the pillow size and lightly tack in place. Fold pillow in half and over sew the edges.

Pushing hook through both layers make a row of shell round top edge of pillow

Cover:

As pillow, but make the straight bit 9” and only use 1 layer of towelling to pad it

 

 

 

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