Blankets for Infant Bereavement Packages

The Preemie Project needs donations of knit and crochet blankets to include in packages supplied to Iowa Hospitals for infant bereavement.

NOTE:  To request infant bereavement supplies for your Iowa hospital, please email

Sizes Needed:

All sizes are needed from less than 1 lb up to full-term newborn. See our Volunteer Measurement Guide for measurements for each size.

Crafting Guidelines:

  • Use yarn that is DK weight (3 – light) or lighter. See our List of Suggested Yarn
  • When choosing yarn, it must be very soft.  We love Hobby Lobby Baby Bee Sweet Delight.
  • Do NOT use a pattern that is excessively lacey. The blanket should fully cover the child.
  • The blanket must be lightweight so it does not overwhelm the tiniest infants. 
  • A heavyweight blanket will not fit in our packages
  • Finish the blanket with a nice border to make the blanket special.
  • If you crochet blankets, we recommend using a C2C pattern.  Here is a good tutorial.  

Page updated 12/21/2018

Colors Needed:

We need at least 2/3 of the blankets to be solid white.  The other 1/3 needed in solid light pink and solid light blue. Do NOT use variegated yarns

Suggested Patterns:

You are free to use the pattern of your choice; here are a few suggestions.

Knit Baby Blanket

Elegant, Simple Baby Blanket -Knit

Alex’s Baby Blanket – Knit

Basket Weave Baby Blanket- Knit

Confetti Baby Blanket – Crochet

Spring into Summer Blanket – Crochet