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Butterfly Pocket Free Pattern.

Good morning everyone, I hope that you have sunshine wherever you are

Three Butterfly Pockets

I must warn you that this is a sad post, so you need to choose whether or not to read on.

Today I want to talk about a non profit organisation, run by Lucy of @uponbutterflywings (I have done a previous post here where I designed a tiny baby hat.)

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Lucy donates keepsakes and garments to hospitals and funeral directors, etc, for babies born sleeping (8-34 weeks.) This is something which is very close to my heart and I wanted to create something myself.

The first pattern I designed was the baby hat, and this one is a little pocket cocoon.  I have called it the Butterfly Pocket For Preemies, and you can find it on both Ravelry and LoveCrochet.com (Just click on either of the links and you’ll be taken right to the pattern.)

Of course, the pattern is FREE and you are welcome to download it and use it as you wish.

But I would really love if you could create and donate to Lucy at Upon Butterfly Wings.  This type of item is on her list of what is most needed.  The pockets take less than two hours to do, and use around 50 grams of yarn.

I made three in one afternoon/evening, and I have half a ball of each yarn still left too.

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There are lots of links for sizes and preferable colours, as well as other patterns on the Upon Butterfly Wings website.

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You can also find Upon Butterfly Wings on Facebook too. They accept knitted and crocheted items, as well as sewn garments. If you would like to help, please visit the website or FB page for more information.

Three Butterfly Pockets

From Left To Right:-

Sirdar Snuggly with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

Stylecraft Special Double Knit in Pale Rose with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

King Cole Splash with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

If you would like to share what you have made using this pattern, you can use the #kernowdesigns on Instagram, as well as the #uponbutterflywings, so that Lucy can see your Butterfly Pocket creations too.

You can also share with me on my facebook page using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

Love Crochet Shop:-

https://www.lovecrochet.com/user/maker/3bb623fc-9cb1-43eb-85ec-7fb5bf377f8e

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs and Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.x

Upon Butterfly Wings.

Good morning everyone, I hope that you have sunshine wherever you are.

I must warn you that this is a sad post, so you need to choose whether or not to read on.

(The free pattern for the tiny angel hat is at the bottom of this post.)

Over the weekend, I posted on Instagram and Facebook, because I came across a post from Laura of @little_crochet_makes and I just had to get involved myself.
Her post was about a non profit organisation, run by Lucy of @uponbutterflywings.

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Lucy donates keepsakes and garments to hospitals and funeral directors, etc, for babies born sleeping (8-34 weeks.) This is something which is very close to my heart and I wanted to create something myself.

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Laura @little_crochet_makes very kindly shared her own pattern for these tiny little gowns.

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And these are my first two, made from her pattern.
You can find the link to the pattern and the Upon Butterfly Wings website by clicking onto @little_crochet_makes bio.
There are lots of links for sizes and preferable colours, as well as other patterns on the Upon Butterfly Wings website.
You can also find Upon Butterfly Wings on Facebook too. They accept knitted and crocheted items. And currently they have a fundraiser happening. So if you would like to help, please visit the website or FB page for more information.

Once I had completed these tiny dresses (22 – 24 weeks gestation) I wanted to give them matching hats.  So I put together this very quick and easy pattern for anyone to use.

Little Angels Hats

Made with a 3mm crochet hook, and a DK weight yarn these will fit a baby born between 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Matching Hats and Dresses

I have written the hat pattern out on this post, but I have also added it to Ravelry as a PDF, so that you can save it, and come back to it more easily.

On Ravelry you will get both a UK and a US version of the pattern on your PDF download.

image By Kernow Designs.

YOU WILL NEED

*DK Yarn

*3mm Crochet Hook.

*Tapestry Needle. Scissors.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – Chain

HTR – Half Treble

MR – Magic Ring

Rnd – Round

Rep – Repeat

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sk – Skip

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Tr – Treble Crochet

HAT

Make MR – Ch2, 10Tr into ring, pull tight to close. Join into first st with a sl st (10 sts.)

Rnd 1 – Ch2, work 2tr into each st around. Join into first st with a sl st (20 sts.)

Rnd 2 – Ch2, work 2tr into same st as ch, 1tr into each of next 2 sts. [2tr into next st, 1tr into each of next 2 sts.] Rep [] around. Join into first st with a sl st (28 sts.)

Rnds 3 to 5 – Ch2, tr in each st around. Join into first st with a sl st (28 sts.)

Rnd 6 – Ch1, htr in each st around. Add new colour on last st. Join into first st with a sl st.

PICOT EDGE

Ch2, 3tr into same st as ch. Sl st into next st. [3tr into next st, sl st in to next st] Rep [] around. Join into first st with a sl st. FASTEN OFF.

Weave in Ends.

Your hat is complete.

I hope you find my Angel Hat pattern useful.

If you would like to share what you have made, please email me a little note – along with a picture of your creation to lovecrochet1972@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can use the #kernowdesigns on Instagram, as well as the #uponbutterflywings, so that Lucy can see your tiny little hat creations too.

You can also share with me on my facebook page using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

This pattern is fully copyrighted to Kernow Designs.co.uk

You may sell your finished piece but you MAY NOT sell or distribute this pattern in any form.

Any alterations to this pattern do not make it your own. Any alterations should be noted along with full links back to my work.

Thank you.