I wrote a blog post a little while ago about a lovely lady that had made contact with me about learning to crochet.
She came along to our Knitcraft social with her mum, they had a specific idea in mind about making clothes for premature babies.
It was only a few hours in when Sarah mentioned that her baby Fern 🌿 was born too soon, too beautiful for this world, just 5 days before.
She was born 23 weeks gestation, and just 1lb 1oz Sarah was finding strength in trying to give back to Warrington hospitals butterfly ward, as they had given her lots of tiny baby items for fern, but some of those were too big. Sarah wanted to make micro preemie, so clothes for a gestation age.
The picture below is a stamp made from a print of ferns tiny foot 💕
As a group we were all gobsmacked at her strength, we all had a little bit of a cry and decided we would help. So we set about arranging a crochetathon to make as many micro preemie items, knowing that these clothes would make a difference, having something pretty to put on baby and something that actually fits.
We found 1 blog on the whole of the internet, an amazing lady that designs patterns for babes at 8 week gestation to premature, Here’s the link sarah lives and works in Thailand and was home for a visit when fern made her entrance, so sarah has had to go back to Thailand, but we kept in close contact with Sarahs mum Susan, and the whole family arrived today, along with one amazing people that we only ever speak to on social media!
Prior to today @lyndascraftroom has been receiving parcels of yarn and hand made items from all over the world, people are so kind!
So today was the Crochetathon, held at Hobbycraft in Warrington, Hobbycraft kindly allowed us to move things around and bring in extra chairs and tables, we were quite disruptive as at one point there were 30+ of us!
Susan, and Julie (ferns nannas) packed the items and also popped a gift tag on every parcel so that the recipient knows where it came from
Each tag had ferns footprint on the back, Sarah has made all of these. She’s also been making beautiful boxes pictures and selling them to raise money for the butterfly ward.
So here’s a few pictures from the day and a massive thank you from all of us at The Wee Hookers group to everyone that donated yarn, crocheted items and to Hobbycraft for allowing us the space and the yarn donation 💕
It’s been a long day, but a good one.
In memory of baby fern 🌿 happy hooking xx