Free Preemie Knitting Patterns
There's more to obtaining adequate preemie clothing than just heading to the store with a shopping list - preemie clothing has to be perfect in every sense so as not to make a difficult situation for the baby more stressful. Add to these problems is that every preemie has a unique size and shape, and finding clothing that fits just right can be troublesome. The solution? Knit your own preemie clothing from free patterns available on the internet. This simple action can save hours (if not days) of searching all over town, and best of all most of these free knitting patterns can be altered a bit if needed to accommodate the specific child.
15 Inch Blanket - This is a wonderful knitting pattern for a 15 inch blanket - just the right size and warmth for a preemie, found at http://www.nancyhearne.com/drawingboard/littleblankets.htm
Juliet Preemie Hat - At http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2010/08/juliet.html you can get an excellent free knitting pattern for a beautiful preemie hat.
Preemie Knitted Sweater - This is a cute sweater designed for a preemie weighing from 3 to 5 pounds, found at http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/preemiesweater.html
Preemie Bootie - At http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/bootiespattern.html you can get a pattern for booties that have a top cuff that turns down for added warmth.
Tiny Mitten - These are for a 2 to 4 pound preemie and are just adorable, found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/020.shtml
Preemie Hat - This is for making an easy but attractive preemie hat, the free pattern is available at http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/premiehats.html
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