Reader Request – Knit and Crochet Christmas Outfits for Preemies

Once our power was restored after last night’s storm, I discovered this lovely comment on yesterday’s post –

Hello all at Grandma’s. As Christmas is fast approaching is it possible to have some patterns for Christmas apparel (booties, beanies, diaper/nappy covers) for babies? A small group of friends and I have been “volunteered” to knit Santa and Elf outfits for premature babies in a large Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A photographer is donating her time to photograph all babies in the unit over the Christmas period and giving framed pics of the babies to the parents on Christmas Day. I thought it a lovely gesture and am happy to help, but converting from patterns to fit tiny babies is a little daunting for me.
We would all be so appreciative if you are able to help us.
Thank you.

I’m delighted to help this heartwarming project! There are a lot of patterns for preemies out there – I think that once you have a pattern that is the right size, making it a Christmas outfit is simply a matter of choosing the right Christmas colors.

Good luck with your project, dear ladies. May God bless you.

>Preemie Baby Patterns at Bev’s Country Cottage
If you are looking for patterns to knit,crochet or sew for premature babies, you have come to the right place.  Bev also has tips for knitting for preemies along with a helpful size chart.




 >87 free Preemie Knitting Patterns at Knitting Patterns Galore




>yarnspirations has a nice collection of preemie hats to knit and crochet



> lots of free crochet preemie patterns at Crochet Patterns Galore




>more free crochet patterns at Danette’s Tiny Angels





>Claire’s Baby & Doll Handknit Designs has a gorgeous collection of free patterns to knit for the tiniest babies! (the site is a little tricky to navigate – click on the picture of the pattern that you want, then click on the link to download the free pattern on the page that comes up. Ignore the “out of stock” notice – these are free patterns and are there for you to download. Very generous and very pretty!)


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  1. Beth October 30, 2017
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