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Burial Garments

by Irene
(Adelaide South Australia)

When I delivered a box of knit and crochets jackets, hats and booties, I was asked if I made burial garments. I said no but since then I have made several which I am about to send off for assessment for the hospital's requirements. I miscarried 5 times myself, never held my babies, but I put myself into each of these garments (I will never know the recipients) for the little one to wear for the parents memories and also attach an extgra bootie or heart as a keepsake for the parents.

Some of the patterns I have gotten permission to use the patterns for charity use. The white outfit for the little girl A was based on a jacket I made up with a shell crochet skirt added and the hat and booties were based on those instructions as well.

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Feb 28, 2021
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Burial pouch pattern
by: Irene

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last



J Hook - Baby or sportweight yarn
1/8" or 1/4" Satin Ribbon

I make a granny square a little different from the traditional square -- I like to turn my work so there is not a right and wrong side -- obviously you can use your own pattern

GRANNY SQUARE:
Round 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout).
In circle - 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; (3DC, CH 1, 3DC) THREE times; slip stitch to top of starting CH 3 to join. CH 3, turn.

Round 2 - 12: 2DC in space below your turning CH 3.
For corners - in CH 1 space of previous round, work 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC.
For sides of square - in space between groups of 3 DC, work 3 DC.
At end of each round, join in top of turning CH 3 with a slip stich; CH 3, turn.

Fasten off after Round 12 or desired size.

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last

Half Granny Square:

Row 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout), 2 DC in circle, CH 1, 3 DC; CH 3, turn

Row 2: 2 DC in last DC of Row 1. In CH 1 space of Row 1 - 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC. 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of Row 1. CH 3, turn
See sample picture above

Row 3 - 12 (or number of rounds used in full granny square): 2 DC in last DC of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in CH 1 space of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of previous row; CH 3, turn.

Hope I haven't lost anyone yet! Do NOT fasten off!

Placing Half Granny on top of Granny Square, matching sides and one corner -- join the two using a single crochet, working through edges of both pieces - do NOT fasten off!

Work a border of your choosing (I like a shell of **3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; skip 3 DC group, SC in next space; skip 3 DC group, repeat from **) diagonally across top of the half granny, up the top side of the granny to top corner -- continue around granny square until you have a border around the entire piece; fasten off. Sew in ends.

Weave a ribbon around pouch just below the border -- leaving a 'tail' of at least six inches, start approximately two inches in from edge of top of half granny, around two top sides of the granny and back in approximately two inches on other side of the top of the half granny; leave a 'tail' to match the other side (this will make more sense as you do it - really is not difficult).

You will need to either knot your ribbon around one stitch on the half granny on either side or tack it with a needle and thread. Your two 'tails' on either side will be drawn together and tied in a bow once the infant is placed in the pouch.


Feb 28, 2021
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Burial pouch pattern NEW
by: Anonymous

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last



J Hook - Baby or sportweight yarn
1/8" or 1/4" Satin Ribbon

I make a granny square a little different from the traditional square -- I like to turn my work so there is not a right and wrong side -- obviously you can use your own pattern

GRANNY SQUARE:
Round 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout).
In circle - 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; (3DC, CH 1, 3DC) THREE times; slip stitch to top of starting CH 3 to join. CH 3, turn.

Round 2 - 12: 2DC in space below your turning CH 3.
For corners - in CH 1 space of previous round, work 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC.
For sides of square - in space between groups of 3 DC, work 3 DC.
At end of each round, join in top of turning CH 3 with a slip stich; CH 3, turn.

Fasten off after Round 12 or desired size.

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last

Half Granny Square:

Row 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout), 2 DC in circle, CH 1, 3 DC; CH 3, turn

Row 2: 2 DC in last DC of Row 1. In CH 1 space of Row 1 - 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC. 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of Row 1. CH 3, turn
See sample picture above

Row 3 - 12 (or number of rounds used in full granny square): 2 DC in last DC of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in CH 1 space of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of previous row; CH 3, turn.

Hope I haven't lost anyone yet! Do NOT fasten off!

Placing Half Granny on top of Granny Square, matching sides and one corner -- join the two using a single crochet, working through edges of both pieces - do NOT fasten off!

Work a border of your choosing (I like a shell of **3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; skip 3 DC group, SC in next space; skip 3 DC group, repeat from **) diagonally across top of the half granny, up the top side of the granny to top corner -- continue around granny square until you have a border around the entire piece; fasten off. Sew in ends.

Weave a ribbon around pouch just below the border -- leaving a 'tail' of at least six inches, start approximately two inches in from edge of top of half granny, around two top sides of the granny and back in approximately two inches on other side of the top of the half granny; leave a 'tail' to match the other side (this will make more sense as you do it - really is not difficult).

You will need to either knot your ribbon around one stitch on the half granny on either side or tack it with a needle and thread. Your two 'tails' on either side will be drawn together and tied in a bow once the infant is placed in the pouch.


Feb 28, 2021
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Burial pouch pattern NEW
by: Anonymous

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last



J Hook - Baby or sportweight yarn
1/8" or 1/4" Satin Ribbon

I make a granny square a little different from the traditional square -- I like to turn my work so there is not a right and wrong side -- obviously you can use your own pattern

GRANNY SQUARE:
Round 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout).
In circle - 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; (3DC, CH 1, 3DC) THREE times; slip stitch to top of starting CH 3 to join. CH 3, turn.

Round 2 - 12: 2DC in space below your turning CH 3.
For corners - in CH 1 space of previous round, work 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC.
For sides of square - in space between groups of 3 DC, work 3 DC.
At end of each round, join in top of turning CH 3 with a slip stich; CH 3, turn.

Fasten off after Round 12 or desired size.

The Pouch consists of a simple granny square and a half granny square joined with a single crochet -- a border is added last

Half Granny Square:

Row 1: Wrap yarn tightly around tip of finger three times -- push yarn up through yarn circle and catch with your crochet hook -- CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout), 2 DC in circle, CH 1, 3 DC; CH 3, turn

Row 2: 2 DC in last DC of Row 1. In CH 1 space of Row 1 - 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC. 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of Row 1. CH 3, turn
See sample picture above

Row 3 - 12 (or number of rounds used in full granny square): 2 DC in last DC of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in CH 1 space of previous row; 3 DC in space between each group of 3 DC of previous row; 3 DC in top of CH 3 turning chain of previous row; CH 3, turn.

Hope I haven't lost anyone yet! Do NOT fasten off!

Placing Half Granny on top of Granny Square, matching sides and one corner -- join the two using a single crochet, working through edges of both pieces - do NOT fasten off!

Work a border of your choosing (I like a shell of **3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC; skip 3 DC group, SC in next space; skip 3 DC group, repeat from **) diagonally across top of the half granny, up the top side of the granny to top corner -- continue around granny square until you have a border around the entire piece; fasten off. Sew in ends.

Weave a ribbon around pouch just below the border -- leaving a 'tail' of at least six inches, start approximately two inches in from edge of top of half granny, around two top sides of the granny and back in approximately two inches on other side of the top of the half granny; leave a 'tail' to match the other side (this will make more sense as you do it - really is not difficult).

You will need to either knot your ribbon around one stitch on the half granny on either side or tack it with a needle and thread. Your two 'tails' on either side will be drawn together and tied in a bow once the infant is placed in the pouch.


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burial pouch description NEW
by: Anonymous

marlene johnson

it is a granny square with a half square joined to it with shells.

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Burial pattern
by: Irene

To marlene johnson

I don't know how to send you the pattern. I have it in .pdf and Word form.

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so sweet NEW
by: marlene johnson

could you send me the pattern for the blue bunting and hat. I do a lot of knitting for preemies

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