Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pattern for USA Booties

This is the pattern that I used to make the booties for the NICU in Apple Blossom colors. The booties in the picture was made from Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn.

USA Booties
(Copyright by Ruth Axtell)

Materials Needed:
Caron Yarn
G Hook

(Note: Different size hooks and different types of yarn make different sizes of booties!)

Round 1: Ch 12, 2 dc in 3rd stitch, dc in next 8 stitches, 5 dc in last stitch, working on opposite side, dc in next 8 stitches, 2 dc in last stitch. Join. Ch 2. (25 sts)

Round 2: Dc in 11 sts, 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in 11 sts. Join, ch 2. (28 sts) (Change color here if desired)

Round 3: In BACK LOOP Only for this round - dc in 9 sts, dc decrease next 10 sts to make 5 sts, dc in 9 sts. Join, ch 2. (23 sts)

Round 4: (in both loops now and for the rest of pattern) Dc in 6 sts, dc decrease next 10 sts to make 5 sts, dc in 7 sts. Join, ch 2. (18 sts) (Change color here is desired)

Rounds 5 - 10: Dc in each st around. Join, ch 2. At end of Round 10, end off. Work in loose end. Cut off all loose ends. Turn top 3 rows down for cuff.

*NOTE: If desired, at end of Round 7, you can turn your work around to crochet from the inside for the remainder 3 rounds. When you turn the top 3 rounds down for the cuff, the yarn will be on the correct side, instead of inside out!


Thank You Card Received

Received a very pretty thank you card today in the mail. Wanted to share:

"HeartFelt Angels,

Thank you for providing a beautiful handmade blanket and hat for our baby in the NICU. During our stay we were often overwhelmed by the kindness and compassion of others. The day he moved to an open crib with his blanket was the first good day we'd had in weeks. Many thanks, Sarah and Jeremy P.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter 2010 Deliveries

An Easter delivery was made to Winchester Medical Center NICU. I delivered: afghans, outfits, onesies, hats, booties to the unit. They were so excited - as always! Thanks to everyone who made items for the babies. It truly does help the families during a difficult time on the holidays! ^i^

April 2010 Meeting

HeartFelt Angels will be meeting tonight, April 13th, at Winchester Medical Center from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the meeting room next to Subway on the Mall Level. Hope to see everyone there!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Easter Pictures, Images and Photos
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Blessed Easter!!!