The Preemie Project

By Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

Looking to donate your crocheted items to a great cause? The Preemie Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 to comfort premature and critically ill babies. Crochet and knit items such as hats, blankets, and booties are donated to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

So far Preemie Project volunteers have donated 1,700 hat and bootie sets, 1,500 blankets, 300 bereavement packages, and counting! Here are some free crochet patterns on Crochet Spot that you can use to create items to donate to The Preemie Project and other wonderful organizations:

Crochet Pattern: Basic Preemie Hat
Crochet Pattern: Newborn Baby Hat
Crochet Pattern: Shell Stitch Blanket
For more patterns, check out the Crochet Spot Archives.

To learn more about this organization and how you can get involved, feel free to visit The Preemie Project website.

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One Comment

  1. Vick says:

    Thanks for the info and for the patterns! I Time to start working on some baby items…

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