We are in constant need of donated baby blankets. Do you crochet or knit?
Blankets donated in 2020:
Blankets needed in 2020:
We are in constant need of handmade baby blankets - either knitted or crocheted. Volunteers are welcome to knit/crochet at their own pace. We do not require volunteers to complete a minimum number each month.
Your donated blankets will be offered in our keepsake boxes made available at our partnering hospitals. Rachel's Gift served nearly 1,200 families in 2019. We anticipate a need for at least 1,600 blankets in 2020. However many you are willing to donate, we will gratefully accept!
We ask that you please follow our blanket guidelines as outlined below.
SIZE Blanket sizes do not have to be exact, but 21 in. x 21 in. is perfect. If you are having trouble scaling down a beloved pattern, no bigger than 25 in. x 25 in. so the blankets will fit in our keepsake boxes. We are always in need of more boy than girl as we tend to receive more pink than blue blankets.
COLOR Pale blues, pinks, and purples, either by themselves or mixed with white. Mixed pastels that include pink or blue. Use yellow sparingly. No dark colors! Baby yarn is preferred for its softness.
PATTERN We don't have a preferred pattern, as the size is more important. Need some help sizing down? Check out The Crochet Crowd's video tutorials; their instructions for different stitches will say multiples of 3 or 4 depending on the pattern. Crochet loose and use 60 in your chain. If you end up with a blanket that's too small, add a border.
MAIL TO Rachel's Gift 922 Hwy 81 East, PMB 153 McDonough, GA 30252
DROP OFF Tuesday-Friday, 8am-3pm EST Rachel's Gift 76 Sloan Street McDonough, GA 30253 Our office will be closed to the public March 16-31, 2020 as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. We will not accept drop off donations during this timeframe.
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