Listed below are a number of links to websites offering patterns to non-profit groups so that you can create items for babyloss parents and hospitals. If you craft for Gardens of Grace, we ask that you do not distribute items yourself, as we will arrange delivery based on requests. These patterns are not to be used to sell items, or for any other for-profit manner. If you are using these sites, please respect that request. If you find more links, please share them so they can be added to the list.
If you cannot knit, crochet, or sew, you can still take part by donating soft yarns, microfleece, felt and other soft fabrics, so no baby is left undressed.


Listed first is a great resource for sizing of various age and gestation babies: SIZING RESOURCE.

This first link is for crochet items sized by gestation. Click HERE

The following are a variety of knitting, crocheting and sewing. Listed is what each link includes, and clicking on each will open a new window to that website.

Sewing only, click HERE and HERE.

Knitting only, click HERE , HERE , HERE and HERE.

Crocheting only, click HERE and HERE.

And for a variety of sewing, knitting and crochet patterns, click HERE, HERE and HERE. For the third link, scroll down and many patterns can be accessed on the right.

The photo gallery is compiled from both our growing volunteers in Gardens of Grace and a wonderful UK group, Handmade With Love for Angel Babies, headed by Paul Scully-Sloan. The BBC video is a very eloquent portrayal the importance of providing clothes from another non-profit, Little Things & Co.

Babyloss Crafting

Often parents of premature babies, and parents who have lost premature babies don’t have any clothing that will fit. Babies may go to the funeral home just wrapped in a blanket. A lifetime of choices has been lost by these parents, so Gardens of Grace aims to give them back at least this choice. In making available tiny baby clothes in a variety of styles and colors, we will aid parents in the important activity of memory making.

IMPORTANT! * Height given here is measured BEFORE you turn the brim up - from the bottom of the hat to the center top of hat. (This is NOT the actual height of the head as measurements assume you will be turning up a brim.) Hats can be made taller if you want a larger brim to fold up.

--1-1.5lbs (Babies born between 23-25 weekers fit within these weights)
Baby's Head Circumference is 7" - 8" 18 - 20 cm (so hat circ. should be about 6" - 6.5" 15.5 - 16.5 cm) Height of hat should be 3" - 3..25" 8 cm

--2 lbs 1kg (Babies born between 26-27 weeks fit within these weights)
Baby's Head Circumference is 9" - 10" 23-25 cm (so hat circ. should be about 7.5" -8" 18.5 -20 cm) Height of hat should be 3.5 - 4" 10cm

--2 - 3 lbs 1.4 kg (Babies born between 27 - 31 weeks fit within these weights)
Head Circumference 10" - 11 1/4" 25-28 cm hat circ = 8.5" - 10" 22-25 cm Hat height = 4" 10 cm

--4 - 5 lbs 2 kg (Babies born between 32 - 34 weeks fit within these weights) Head Circumference 11 1/2" - 12 1/2" 28-33 cm hat circ = 9" - 11.5" 23-28 cm Hat height = 4 to 4.5" 10-11cm  

1-3 LBS ½-1½ kg
NECK TO FEET: 10 1/2" 26 cm
WRIST TO WRIST: 10 1/2" 26 cm
CHEST: 8" 20 cm
HEAD: 10" 25 cm
FEET: 1 1/2" - 2" 5-6 cm

For babies smaller than 1 lb:

AGE - 20 weeks gestation 
WEIGHT - 8 - 9 oz, 
FOOT LENGTH - 1.25" 
TOP OF HEAD TO HEEL - 8" - 9.25" 

3-5 LBS 1½ - 2 kg
NECK TO FEET: 14 1/4" 36 cm
WRIST TO WRIST: 12 1/2" 32 cm
CIRCUMF. OF NECK: 6" - 7.5"
CHEST: 10" 25 cm
HEAD: 12 1/2" 32 cm
FEET: 2 1/2" - 3" 7-8