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..that the solution to inequality, pain, suffering, and lack in the world is ‘those that have’ sharing willingly from the heart with ‘those that have not’ who are sick and/or needy.

Warm clothing and bedding for babies, quilts for the aged or ill, books for the disadvantaged, essentials and household goods for those who have lost everything in floods, house fires, or due to job loss; these are just some of the need we assist with. You can help.
 

Oct
31

Gorgeous hand knit cocoons to snuggle new babies – can you help?

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Baby cocoons also make wonderful gifts for 'little mothers'. This is our youngest ReliefShare volunteer helping us with pictures of the latest cocoon we made.

This week has been fun with darling hand knit baby cocoons donated out to sweet new babies.  One cotton/acrylic blend solid pink cocoon with a flower was donated out to a darling new little girl.  Another cocoon in purple and blue swirl was donated out to a precious little baby soon to be born.  Three hand knit stripe cocoons in blue and brown were donated out to the hospital in Gilbert, Arizona for babies born to families in need.

The most urgent needs right now are for baby items -  quilts, receiving blankets, knitted baby cocoons, booties, baby afghans and baby clothing.  These smallest of God’s children are helpless and have no way of providing essentials for themselves.

Baby cocoons are requested by the hospitals.  One hospital, alone, has asked for 300 baby cocoons.  We have been able to knit and donate 100 of the baby cocoons for them thus far for them and another hospital just asked for 100 more.  Cocoons are a great item to knit while you are on the go or using spare moments during the day as they are done on size 7 – 16″ circular needles and is very quick and easy.  For preemie/newborn sizes, cast on 70 stitches and knit for 16″ then decrease.  For newborn size cocoons, cast on 80 stitches, knit for 18″ and decrease.  The matching hats for the cocoons are done by casting on 60 stitches, knitting for 4″ and decreasing.  Here is a link to the pattern http://www.reliefshare.org/wordpress/index.php/2010/11/15/350-baby-cocoons-for-the-hospital-are-needed/

Relief Share could also really use help with making burial layettes.  These are very precious layettes that have a burial gown, bonnet, blanket, and memorial item.  The sewing on these special layettes need to be paid special attention to as this is the last little gown that baby will be snuggled in before returning home to Heavenly Father.  Here is the pattern: http://www.reliefshare.org/wordpress/index.php/2011/08/20/relief-share-infant-demise-burial-gown/

When the Lord touches your heart to help, many times he guides you to what is most important and will bless your life as you create the items needed.  Finding joy in service brings many blessings to the giver as well as the receiver.

Carol Green
President
ReliefShare.org

 

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15 Comments

1

Carol,

the wordpress links are giving me 404 errors when clicked on.

2

Hi Marla – great to see you post here.

Are they still not working. I can’t duplicate the error on my end. Help!

Hugs
Carol

3

Keep up the quality posts

4

Hi, was just going through the google looking for good info and stumbled across your website. I am stunned at the information that you’ve on this site. It shows how you appreciate this subject.

5

Thanks for putting up this article. many thanks for the concise, pertinent insight….

6

I’m getting the 404 message too.

7

The link for the hats still doesn’t work.

8

Oh my goodness! an incredible article. Thanks

9

I get 404 error also. I tried quite a few times.

10

Links for insructions are not working/ I am getting a 404 error.
I would really like to read the instructions!

11

I am so sorry there is a problem with the 404 – are you using Internet Explorer as your browser? I use Firefox – maybe that makes the difference. I am not sure how to fix it, but will ask the IT guys we have on our advisory panel. Thanks so much for letting me know.

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Hi Wendy,
I am so sorry for the 404 error. We are working on it, but in the meantime, please email me directly at info@ReliefShare.org and I will personally email you the pattern. I am more than willing to email everyone the pattern if they have an error. A quick question – are you using IE or firefox to browse the net? I am using Firefox and trying to see if that is part of the problem.

Hugs
Carol

13

Hi Carol: I was looking for the page with the baby cocoons pattern, that can be made to donate but it is not there it says error on page, could you help me find pattern elsewhere?

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http://www.reliefshare.org/wordpress/index.php/2010/11/15/350-baby-cocoons-for-the-hospital-are-needed/ Here is a direct link. If it doesn’t click open and gives you an error, just cut and paste it into a new browser window and it will work just fine. Thanks for asking.

15

Relief Share has some great thoughts on charity and giving service. Thanks so much for all the information on your blog and the work you do to help the sick and needy.

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