We accept child-appropriate quilts and blankets made of cotton and flannel, crocheted and knitted blankets, and fleece blankets. Please choose bright, child-friendly colors and patterns for the materials you are using.
Fleece Blanket Specifications: We accept single-layer fleece blankets fringed without knots, using the pattern linked below. Double-layer blankets are so heavy that they are cumbersome for many of our donation sites. For some children, double-layer blankets are too heavy or bulky to carry with them, either to a playroom or doctor’s visits. Single-layer blankets are very warm and comforting and you can help more children by making single-layer blankets rather than doubling up your material.
Fleece blankets should be fringed neatly on all four sides. Minimum length of fleece used for blankets should be 1-1/4 yards, but we will accept 1-1/2 yards as well. One yard is too narrow for a blanket once the fringe is cut.
Please use this pattern for your fleece blankets:
From the National Project Linus site, here are some other patterns to help you get inspired!
ALL PURPOSE KNITTED AFGHAN
This fast and easy pattern is sure to become a favorite.
BABY AND DOLL QUILT PATTERNS THROUGH TIME
This website not only features free quilt patterns for children as well as dolls, but also several articles about the art of quilt making through history. It also has links to other quilt pattern web sites.
BABY BOBBLES AFGHAN
A beautiful pattern for an afghan that will be treasured for years to come.
BEV’S COUNTRY COTTAGE AFGHAN PATTERN PAGE
This link features a large number of free knit and crochet patterns for making baby blankets, afghans, and quilts.
BEV’S 5-DAY LOVEE BLANKEE
This link features a pattern dedicated to Project Linus. Bev states: “I created this snuggly for some dear friends of mine who are adopting a baby. I worked on it in the evenings and was able to finish in 5 days. Thus the name. Some of you could complete it in a weekend I am sure. It’s much like some of my other shell blankets but it is so fast, and uses less yarn.”
BULKY BABY BLANKET
A thick, squishy knit blanket to keep babies cozy in cold weather. Lots of pictures accompany the detailed pattern instructions.
CARD TRICK BABY QUILT
Create quick work of this Card Trick Baby Quilt by stacking cut triangles in their finished position.
CARTWHEELS THROW-SIZE QUILT
Many thanks to Tierney Barden from the SILVER TRUMPET BLOG for supplying this splendid pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format to us. It is so fast and fun to make, you will be inspired to make many more!
This delightful pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format was created by Elzora Channer, a Project Linus Blanketeer from Decatur, IL. The design features an interactive checkerboard quilt complete with pockets and checkers.
COLTON’S BABY BLANKET
This crocheted afghan pattern is perfect for either a baby girl or baby boy depending on what colors you use.
Close crocheted stitches make this a “no holes favorite” with hospital staff!
EASY PREEMIE QUILT
Colorful juvenile and animal print fabrics make this quilt fast and fun!
FRINGED FLEECE BLANKET
This pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format is for the blanket we taught to our Chapter Coordinators at our 2008 Conference. It includes instructions for a 1 1/2″ single- or 2″ triple-fringe.
HAPPY HEART BLOCK
A delightful pattern in Adobe Acrobat PDF format full of “happy hearts” that will brighten anyone’s day!
Download an Adobe Acrobat PDF format file for an Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket. Made in Shetland knitted lace from the feather and fan family of stitch patterns, this blanket is self-edged, so when it’s done, it’s done!
A weighted-blanket pattern especially suited for children with sensory processing difficulties.
MISTAKE RIB AFGHAN
A pattern you can use to make a simple afghan in no time. Great for both beginner and experienced knitters alike.
NO SEW FLEECE BLANKET
This pattern shows how you can make a delightful blanket in 5 easy steps!
PINK SHELLS BABY AFGHAN
This baby afghan can be crocheted quickly with a J hook. Change the colors to blue for a baby boy.
SIDEWAYS SHELL BABY AFGHAN (AKA NEWBIE SHELL AFGHAN)
View and print this crocheted baby afghan pattern designed by Donna Laying for Project Linus.
A delightful pattern used by several of our Texas-area chapter coordinators at the 2009 International Quilt Festival.
SKIP-STITCH BLADE INSTRUCTIONS
Easy-to-follow guide for making blankets using our Skip-Stitch blades. To purchase your own blades see the Sewing Notions section of our ONLINE STORE.
WHEAT EARS BABY AFGHAN
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