The Preemie Project supplies Miscarriage Packages to The University of Iowa Women’s clinic, L&D and other units that request the package. In the package, The Preemie Project includes a tiny knit or crochet memento blanket, a sympathy card and tiny baby feet charm. A votive candle is supplied by UIHC Touching Hearts Infant Bereavement Program.
The miscarriage package is intended for women that suffer a loss before the baby is big enough to be viewed, held and dressed. The tiny blanket serves as a memento of the baby that was lost.
Sizes Needed for miscarriage blankets:
The miscarriage blankets should be from 8 inches x 8 inches up to 9 inches x 9 inches square.
Colors Needed for miscarriage blankets:
The blankets should be solid, gender neutral colors such as white, cream, very light green or very light yellow. Do not use yarn that has ANY pink, purple, peach, or blue in it. Do not use ANY dark colors.
- Use the very softest baby you can find.
- Yarn should be of DK weight or lighter. A baby yarn is best. Worsted weight yarn is not appropriate for these tiny items.
- Use a pattern that is pleasing to look at. A plain stockinette knit stitch or double crochet blanket is not appropriate.
- The clinic nurses requested that the blankets be knit or crochet. Sewn blankets are not used in these packages.
Suggested Patterns for miscarriage blankets: