Knit Sleep Sacks

Sizes  needed:

The biggest need is for the 1-1.5lb, 2-3lb, and 3-5lb sizes. We need fewer of the 6-8lb and 9-11lb sizes

Recommended Yarns:

  • Bernat Softee Baby
  • Hobby Lobby Baby Bee Sweet Delight.

Colors Needed:

Biggest need is for light pink and baby blue – solid colors only.

About 1/4 of the sleep sacks used are pale green, white, or cream.

**Use yellow ONLY if it is a very pale yellow**


Crafting Guidelines for Knit Sleep Sacks:

  • Do NOT use Worsted weight yarn. It is too heavy for bereavement garments. 
  • To size the sleep sack, first measure the chest; the chest measurement will tell you size range you are making. Check that the sleeve length and garment length are within the correct size range. Refer to our Measurements Guide.
  • See our List of Suggested Yarn. This pattern was written for Bernat Softee Baby. The pattern works best with that yarn or Hobby Lobby Baby Bee Sweet Delight.

Reviewed/Updated 12/24/18

  • Use solid color yarn only in the knit gowns. Simple is best for bereavement.
  • Please knit the pattern as it is written. Do not add cables or other intricate stitches. A simple pattern is best for bereavement.
  • The sleep sack opens all the way down the front and closes with buttons, not ribbon.
  • Please bind off the sleeves very loosely so it is easy to get the tiny hand through the opening.