Stitched with Love

“When they gave him to me, he was wrapped in a pale blue blanket. The nurse who
swaddled him, carefully took her time to make sure each tuck and crease was secure
and tightly enclosed around his tiny body. As I held him, I gazed at his little features
and noticed the beautiful trim of the blanket that framed his petite face. I cherish that
blanket, not only because it kept him warm, but for catching my tears as we had to say
our goodbyes. It is a precious gift that I still look at and hold today.” Emry’s mother, 2010
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With a belief that every baby, no matter how brief their life, should be wrapped in a cozy blanket or given a beautiful hat, the Still Remembered Project knows how cherished knitted, crocheted and sewn items are to families who have lost a baby. The Stitched with Love project was formed to help ensure that every baby and family has the gift of a handcrafted item for a baby or in honor of a baby. 

Stitched with Love collects a variety of homemade knitted, crocheted and sewn items which are all donated to local hospitals, funeral homes and bereaved families.  Volunteers, mostly bereaved mothers and grandmothers, donate their time and talent to create all of these priceless items for the tiniest of babies. Every stitch is done with love.

We are forever grateful.

Interested in donating or volunteering with Stitched with Love? Read the information below, check out our Frequently Asked Question or email us at stitchedwithlove@stillremembered.org

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Homemade knitted and crocheted baby items that are within the specified guidelines (below)
  • Monetary donations



Stitched with Love items are personally delivered to local Pittsburgh and Weirton hospitals, funeral homes and families. Additionally blankets are used to line Still Remembered Memory Boxes and are wrapped around bears for Still Family Sibling Bags

  • Booties (knit/crochet)
  • Blankets (knit/crochet/sewn)
  • Pocket Blankets
  • Hats (knit/crochet)

  • Yarn Type: 
    • Worsted, DK, Sport or baby weight yarn – no bulky yarns. 
    • Cotton and synthetic yarns only. Kindly we ask that NO wool. alpaca, or yarn made from animal fiber is used. 
    • Identify the yarn type and include washing instructions with the donation. 
  • Colors Accepted:
    • Pastels and light shades are preferred. 
    • No florescent or neon colors please.
    • Variegated yarn can be used if it is pastel and light shades.  Variegated yarns in neon or florescent shades cannot be accepted.
  • Blanket Sizing
    • Minimum size of 24 inches x 24 inches
    • Maximum size of 36 inches x 36 inches
  • Pattern: The patterns listed on our site are suggestions only. Please feel free to use a different pattern.
  • Hats sized micro preemie to newborn are welcomed and must have a loose or elastic fit, especially around the forehead.
  • All donations MUST be laundered prior to donating. Please include a note if you are unable to launder the items.
  • Make sure you check all hand sewn items to remove any needles or pins you may have used during construction


Volunteers will make arrangements to pick up donations in the Pittsburgh area. Please contact stitchedwithlove@stillremembered.org.

Donations to Stitched with Love may be sent to: 

Stitched with Love
C/O The Still Remembered Project
PO Box 13
Bethel Park, PA 15102


Stitched with Love Patterns

Looking to use your knitting, crocheting and sewing skills to create handmade items for Stitched with Love? Below are some patterns to get you started.

Sewing Patterns

Pocket Blanket

Angel Gowns

Angel Gowns are created from donated wedding gowns. Our volunteers take fabric from donated wedding gowns and redesign them into a simple, tiny gowns for a precious baby. These gowns are offered to families whose babies have passed away as a precious outfit for them to dress their little one in. Some families will have their baby baptized, blessed or photographed in the gown. Others will choose to bury their baby in these precious garments.

We are not accepting wedding gown donations or completed Angel Gowns.  Our partners are fully supplied to support families and our seamstresses still have many dresses in queue for transformation.

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