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I found a sweet pattern for a baby burial bunting that I got actual loss mama recommendation for. It's the Knitted Burial Bunting pattern and one of the moms in HAPL on Ravelry said she got one for her daughter. She said it was just right. I'm taking that recommendation to the bank and am making a bunch of them.

First one is meant for Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, whenever I get there again.

Second and third ones are for Matthew's Gift (link goes to a previous blog post that I did about them, which contains pertinent links).

I am about to cast on my fourth one. They're rather addictive.

I'm also working on a crocheted bunting that is similar to these knitted ones. I'm making up the pattern, noting what I'm doing, and I will probably put the directions up here. There aren't too many burial item patterns, or perhaps I should say there should be more patterns. Especially patterns that are nice for boys. Lace and frills are all well and good, and some parents would put them on their sons, but not every parent is like that and they should have something for their son that they can be proud of. Every baby deserves the dignity of an outfit or a wrap.


  1. I have made these in the past and I was amazed at how small they were. I didn't realise that a baby this small could be identified as a boy or a girl. Very worthwhile items.

    1. Boys especially, gender can be identified as early as 16-ish weeks. Not always, but sometimes. (I have a loss mama friend who lost her son at 13 weeks and she said that you could tell he was a boy, but it was just beginning to look like it.)

      I'm working on a smaller one and am doing it in a lovely pale green/white yarn because that small almost certainly gender won't be identifiable. I am using this pattern, but the yarn is a lighter dk (not true fingering weight) and I am using an I think size 3 needle. So far so good!

  2. My organization, ThemPreemie Project, donates over 100 of these buntings each year to area hospitals in Iowa. The nurses like them because of the flannel lining. The very tiny babies have fragile skin that tends to weep body fluids. ,the flannel will soak up the fluid and make the experience of holding this tiny baby easier for the komma.


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