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Melinda's Preemie Patterns
These patterns are Copyright 2000 Melinda Gorley. Permission given to Bev Qualheim to post.
Melinda's patterns may be printed so you can make these items for premature and needy babies.
Feet sizes added by Bev Qualheim

Here are some baby measurements you might find helpful.

1-3 LBS
NECK TO FEET: 10 1/2"
WRIST TO WRIST: 10 1/2"
CIRCUMF. BOTTOM OF NECK: 3"
CHEST: 8"
HEAD: 10"
FEET: 1 1/2" - 2"
(anything smaller is hard for the nurses to get on the babies' feet)
3-5 LBS
NECK TO FEET: 14 1/4"
WRIST TO WRIST: 12 1/2"
CIRCUMF. BOTTOM OF NECK: 3 1/2"
CHEST: 10" 
HEAD: 12 1/2"
FEET: 2 1/2" - 3"
6-8 LBS
NECK TO FEET: 14 1/2"
WRIST TO WRIST: 14 1/4"
CIRCUMF. BOTTOM OF NECK: 4 1/2"
CHEST: 11 1/2" 
HEAD: 13 1/2"
FEET: 3" - 3 1/2"
 9-11 LBS
NECK TO FEET: 17"
WRIST TO WRIST: 16"
CIRCUMF. BOTTOM OF NECK: 5 1/2"
CHEST: 14 1/2" 
HEAD: 14 1/2"
FEET: 3 1/4" - 3 3/4"

Babies vary greatly in dimensions so most sizes will fit someone.


PATTERNS by Melinda Gorley
PLEASE NOTE: 
For the crocheted preemie burial gown, use only baby and sport weight yarn. Some of the nurses in the neonatal units have told me that the 4-ply yarn is too thick and "heavy" feeling. They tell me it can make the preemie babies look even smaller. Let me know if you run into any comments like this. We want to make sure that the garments we take the time to make will be used.
Preemie Burial Gown -crocheted
Preemie Hat and Booties-ruffled


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