Gorgeous hand knit cocoons to snuggle new babies – can you help?By
This week has been fun with darling hand knit baby cocoons donated out to sweet new babies.Â One cotton/acrylic blend solid pink cocoon with a flower was donated out to a darling new little girl.Â Another cocoon in purple and blue swirl was donated out to a precious little baby soon to be born.Â 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 -Â quilts, receiving blankets, knitted baby cocoons, booties, baby afghans and baby clothing.Â These smallest of God’s children are helpless and have no way of providing essentials for themselves.
Baby cocoons are requested by the hospitals.Â One hospital, alone, has asked for 300 baby cocoons.Â 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.Â 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.Â For preemie/newborn sizes, cast on 70 stitches and knit for 16″ then decrease.Â For newborn size cocoons, cast on 80 stitches, knit for 18″ and decrease.Â The matching hats for the cocoons are done by casting on 60 stitches, knitting for 4″ and decreasing.Â Here is a link to the pattern http://www.reliefshare.org/
Relief Share could also really use help with making burial layettes.Â These are very precious layettes that have a burial gown, bonnet, blanket, and memorial item.Â 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.Â Here is the pattern: http://www.reliefshare.org/
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.Â Finding joy in service brings many blessings to the giver as well as the receiver.