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2024. Billie’s Butterfly Blankets for a London Children’s Hospice

Some of you will remember our 2017 project to to help support bereaved families at a London children’s hospice, by making special blankets for the bed in their Butterfly Suite (post bereavement room) to to dress the bed with. The photo here shows the four we made that year.

At an intensely bleak and dark time there is still something very positive and personal that together we can do for the child and their family.

Our blankets have been loved and used many times over the years, and in one case a bereaved family have taken their home, which is perfect. But it is now time to remake, and we hope you will help us. The hospice like to have these blankets in hand for time to come so that they can be ready.

Our blankets are always handmade with love and compassion and so are perfect. We can help care for the whole family at this time by covering the child in bed so they look comfortable and cosy whilst sending love and a hug to their bereaved parents. Loved and looked after.

We need your help to achieve this for them, we always say love in every stitch and it will be true again this time, thank you so much if you feel you can help. Our aim is to make four single bed sized blankets again, two suitable for younger children and two for older. The hospice have asked for soft colours and with a butterfly theme

If you’d like to donate funds to help us achieve this, please message us, or if you need resources to take part then do let us know. We don’t want anyone unable to take part due to cost.

Crafting info

We will be using Stylecraft Special DK as blankets will need to be very practical, SIX inch squares made using 4mm hook or needles. Knit or crochet equally welcome.

The colours…

Duck egg, grape, sage, storm, parchment, pale rose, raspberry, cloud blue, sherbert.

NB – Just these please, no blocking of squares and please knot off sturdily when changing colours or finishing, leave a good end and use a needle to sew in the peskies.


Simple squares are very welcome, but if looking for an idea for theme, these are their suggestions…

  • Butterflies/Hearts
  • Teddies, cars, toys, cats etc
  • Stars, leaves, feathers etc




Last posting please to be Saturday 27th January.

Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but the most enormous thank you. xxx