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Woolly Hugs. Remembering baby Ruby, we are making a blanket for AliceRR, can you help?

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KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 16:55:16

We have heard the desperately sad news that AliceRR’s precious baby daughter Ruby was stillborn at full term, there are no words to say how sorry we are to hear such desperate and devastating news. We send Alice all our love, thoughts very much with her and the family. Beautiful Ruby star Always loved, never forgotten. AliceRR’s thread is here if you’d like to add your condolences.

Thank you to the folk who came asking for Alice, we offered to make a blanket and she is very touched by everyone's kindness, and would love to receive one.

Ideas for squares
Lovely Alice has given us her ideas, and together we can make something very beautiful to honour their precious daughter. If you can help with any themes that would be fantastic. Have C&P from her message…

her name - Ruby (as you know)

her initials - RR (as are mine)

we called her Ruby Roo (we named her months before she was born so she has been “Ruby” or “Ruby Roo” for a while)

a bunny - we have pet rabbits and thought they’d become Ruby’s pets

elephant - we bought a toy for Ruby to bury with her and we chose an elephant and both had the same thought that “an elephant never forgets”

a Ruby stone

a love heart hearts

an angel - she is obviously our angel

her birthday (she was stillborn) was 13 February 2019 so maybe the date or just the number 13.

Lots of beautiful ideas for squares, but please don’t feel daunted, simple squares are needed too.


Thinking about colours
Alice loves the rich palette of blues, purples, plums, mid greens and we would love to add in pinks, not too pale please, red and ruby/claret red as embellishment/accents colours.


Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Please knot off very securely when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you!

When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for AliceRR , please do, we will pass it on.

Sending so much love xxx


KnottyAndPistey Fri 24-May-19 09:28:24

Beautiful treasure has been arriving for lovely AliceRR. Wonderful. Thank you so much thanks

thanks BigApple11 Beautiful crocheted squares. Glorious flowers, fantastic elephants. In greens, pink and purple. Wonderful. star

thanks MadisonAvenue Absolutely beautiful. An initial R made from little flowers, 3D flowers, a willow, gorgeous textures, a super clever knot design, stunning. In teal, purples and pink. Amazing. star

thanks FK Coming all the way from the USA, beautiful crocheted squares. Starting with an octagonal centre, these solid grannies are fabulous. In magenta, dark pink, green and blues. Wonderful. star

thanks R Beautiful crocheted treasure. A C2C stripe and a circle to square in a super violet and blue. Gorgeous. star

thanks AmaDablam A wonder pink initial R on a soft blue. Beautiful treasure, plus a gorgeous lattice style heart design. Fabulous. star

Thank you so much everyone. Alice’s blanket is going to be very beautiful indeed flowers

KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Jun-19 08:18:23

Morning! brewbrew

KnottyAndPistey Sat 14-Sep-19 18:24:11

Hello flowers

bookbook Sun 15-Sep-19 22:53:37

hello back x

MadisonAvenue Mon 16-Sep-19 16:40:39


KnottyAndPistey Wed 18-Dec-19 15:52:23

Just to say that we’ve posted Alice’s Woolly Hug. It really was beautiful. Remembering baby Ruby xxx

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