God’s Tiny Angels received a request from one of our hospitals for burial or “angel” gowns for 1-3 pound babies.
Unfortunately there is a need for burial sets for babies who got their wings too soon. Sometimes I find it hard to make these, but then I think of the comfort that my small effort gives to a family who is going through one of the toughest times in their lives, and it makes it easier to create something nice for their baby during such a difficult time.
This set is fairly simple, but I made it with pink and white Pound of Love so it would be soft and trimmed it with just a few pink buttons. Simple but nice.
My second burial set. Again, made of Pound of Love yarn which I love for the softness of it. Again, very simple but nice and comforting. The pearl and lace decorations I added came from some trim I harvested from an old dress and were just too pretty to throw away. I knew someday I’d find a good use for them. They just seemed like the perfect addition to make this set special.
This set is made from a soft pink baby yarn. There wasn’t a label on it so not sure what brand, etc. the yarn is. I’m sure it came in a box of my yarn finds at Goodwill.
I added some white daisies with pink centers that matched the yarn hoping it would make it not quite so plain.
I made this little set from white Pound of Love. I’m thinking this set could be used for a girl or a boy, as they do use gowns for the boys too. I added a small bit of trim with white and green gimp to fancy it up.
My final set for now is made from some vintage Lion brand Jamie baby yarn. It’s variegated with pastel shades of blue, pink, green and yellow. It also has a slim thread of shimmery yarn in it. Because of the multi colors and the shimmer, I didn’t add any embellishments because I thought it might make it look too “busy”.
Some people find it hard to make these sets because of the circumstances for the need for them but I don’t really mind making them. They work up pretty fast, even for a slower crocheter like me. I don’t usually make a matching blanket for the sets, simply because they just take me too long to get a blanket done. I feel I can help more families this way and you can usually find a pretty blanket to buy to go with the set. The last thing these families need is to worry about trying to find clothing that is small enough for their angel and I can only hope my little gowns and hats will bring some comfort to them in such a difficult time in their lives.