Please join me in helping to send every baby born at Southside Hospital home in something warm and cozy. Southside Hospital is located in Bay Shore on Long Island.They deliver about 200 babies a month. Most of the families who havebabies there have nothing to bring their babies home in. That’s where we come in. My group, Bella’s Babies, provides warm, handmade items for these families.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Delivery

Yesterday I brought 50 Christmas hats, 4 Christmas preemie sleep sacks and one blanket to Southside for Christmas.








Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Winter's Coming

Its time to get ready for our first winter delivery. It will be around mid December. We need warm items to bring the babies home in. Our focus will be Newborn Blankets, Sweater sets, Going home outfits and hats.  Please check the Guidelines for yarn types and the "What We Need" section for sizes. We also have some free patterns here and at my blog.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thank you....

Thank you Jane Lubben of NY for your donation of hats and the sweater set.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Things

I made a delivery to Southside Hospital last week.  There were over 200 items.  For our next delivery we will be in need of Preemie blankets and burial gowns. Of course we have a need for everything but we didn't have too many preemie blankets this past delivery so they will be a greater need for them. Also, I haven't received any burial garments in a while so they will be in need of those too.
Thanks!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gifts from Down Under

I received these beautiful baby clothes from Moira in Queensland, Australia. It is our first international donation. Thank you Moira!







Monday, April 4, 2011

Bunny Hats


I have been making bunny hats for Southside. If you would like to make some I could use a little help.  I used this pattern for the hat. I am using Pound of Love and a size
G-7 hook for the larger ones and Bernat Softee Baby and a size G-6 hook for the smaller ones.  To make the hat with a fold up bring work 11 rows of DC and 1 row sc crochet in the contrasting color.

To make the ears: ch 8, dc in 4th chain from hook and each chain across, ch 2 turn, work 8 DC rows. To decrease for the point of the ear: (row 9) DC in first 2 stitches then work a DC decrease in the next 2 sts, ch 2 turn. Row 10: DC decrease 2 stitches together and fasten off. 
Make 2 white ears and 2 pink or blue ears.  Lay the colored ear on the white ear and single crochet the ears together, I just work the 2 long sides, you don't need to crochet the bottoms of the ears together. Sew on.

Remember hats should be 11"-12" around.
Thanks!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Donation Totals

I packed up all of the donations for January and February to be delivered on Monday.
There were 308 items total.

Hats: 197
Newborn Blankets: 29
Preemie Blankets: 22
Sweater Sets: 35
Booties: 15

Thank you to all who helped!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Newborn Pumpkin Sweater














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Bernat Baby Coordinates in Tangerine Dream
Size G hook

Size: newborn




Chain 36

Row 1:

dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 10 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in last 5 chs.

ch 2, turn.



rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.



row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn. *Armhole construction tutorial*



row 7: dc in each dc and chain across. ch 2, turn.



rows 8-15: dc in each dc across. Ch 2, turn.



First a few comments on the buttonband for you before you get started. The buttonband is worked up and down the fronts of the sweater for 3 rows. On this sweater I see that I worked 2 sc in the end of each row but sometimes that makes a wavy edge so I do 2sc in one row and 1sc in the next, so its not too tight I go up one size hook for the edging. Also depending on the size of the buttons you will have to adjust how many chain spaces you will need to fit the button. And how many buttons you are using, make the same amount of holes (obviously:).



.Buttonband: work sc up right side of sweater following instructions at the beginning of the pattern. Ch 1 turn, sc in first st, work buttonhole, sc in next. Work down front placing buttonholes accordingly. Ch 1 turn work sc in each sc and chain space up front of sweater.

At top corner put 3sc and work sc around the neckline, put 3sc in corner st, work 3 rows of sc down and up and down the front left side. Put 3sc in bottom corner and sc across bottom edge. Finish off.



Sleeves: join yarn to center stitch at bottom on armhole, DC around.

Work 10 rows total for sleeves

Row11, sc around sleeve.

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Boys T-Shirt

Size: Newborn
Hook: G-7
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport
Guage: 4sts per inch, 2 rows per inch
  Chain 36
Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 10 chs,3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in last 5 chs.
ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center

dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip

across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to
center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in
center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn.
 *Armhole construction tutorial*

row 7: dc in every dc and chain. Join, ch 2.

row 8: dc in next 4 sts, *(2dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts)*
work from *to* around.
It won't work out evenly, just dc in however many stitches
 you have left after the last
increase. ( The sample I made is wrong, I will correct this
 to tell you how many dc's
to the end)

rows 9-16: ch 2, dc around. Join.

For row 17 you can sc around, I did the "crab stitch" which
is also called reverse single crochet.

Sleeves-
Attach yarn at middle st under arm.

rows 1-4: Ch 2, DC in each st around, join.

row 5: ch1, sc in each st around, join. finish off.

(I also did reverse crochet for the last sleeve row.)

Back and Neck trim:
Join yarn in the back opening on the left side,
Ch 1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner st,
sc across neckline, 3sc in corner st,
sc in next, chain 3, sc in same end of row.(buttonhole)

sc evenly down right side.
finish off.

Sew button on left side of back opening across
from buttonhole.

You can make my Shorts Pattern to make a complete outfit.













 ©Kelly Kearney 2010
If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern or items made from pattern.
Do not post pattern on another site, please just post the link.

Azalea Dress

Size: Newborn
Hook: G-6
Yarn: TLC Baby
Guage: 4 Stitches per inch, 2 rows per inch
Chain 36

Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 10 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in last 5 chs.
ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 6, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st
 and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch 6, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of
3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn. *Armhole construction tutorial*
row 7: DC in each stitch and chain across. Join.
The skirt is worked in the round.
row 8:  chain 2,dc,chain 2, 2dc in joining stitch.  *Skip 1 st, work (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next st* 
work from * to * around. Join top of ch 2.
row 9-19: slip stitch in next dc, slip stitch to chain 1 space. In chain 1 space: ch 2, dc, ch 1, 2dc.
Work (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in each chain 1 space around.
row 20: After you join row 19, ch 1, sc in same st and each stitch around. Finish off.
You can work as many rows as you like for the skirt.
Enjoy!!!
© 2010 Kelly Kearney
If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern or items made from pattern.
Do not post pattern on another site, please just post the link.

Nubby Stitch Preemie Blanket











18”X18”
Size I hook
One skein of I Love This Yarn, I used just about the whole skein.

Pattern uses a multiple of 2 stitches if you want to adjust the size

Ch 60 loosely-

Row 1: (right side) Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc, *tr in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from *
Across.

Row 3: ch 1 turn, sc across.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until blanket is square. Mine was 18” x 18”.
I counted 29 “nubs” across, so I worked until I had 29 “nubs” to the top.

So if you don’t have a ruler handy, this is an easy way to count.

You can also work it until it is a rectangle that would look nice too, but
You will need more yarn.

©Kelly Kearney 2010

Fall 2016

Well Fall is almost here! Time to work on sweaters, hats and blankets. Our Fall delivery will be the first week of October. This is t...