Useful Charts

Knitting needle conversion chart

Childrens size Charts 

Average Childs chest sizes for making sweaters

Average hand sizes




Extra small preemie 15” x 15”
Small Preemie 18” x 18”
Medium Preemie 20” x 20”
Large Preemie 24” x 24”
Baby 24” X 30” 36” x36” 39” x 39”
Lap blankets 39” X 39” 36” X 48”
Wheelchair 36” X 48”
Single bed blanket 4’ x 6’
Double bed blanket 5’ x 6’
King Size 6' x 6'


CUDDLES cuddles-t10088.html
From 15”x15”, no thicker than 4ply for 20”x20” or smaller; no thicker than DK for larger blankets

SANDS sands-t9891.html
White only
Using their knitting pattern:
24”x24” without border or
22" x 22" plus border to one edge or
20" x 20" then border added to 4 sides giving 24”x24” finished size
Using their crochet pattern:
22"x22" to 24"x24" without border or
19”x19” before border added to 4 sides
Knitted micro blanket 10"x10" plus border added to all 4 sides

Lisa's stars lisa-s-stars-for-babies-and-angels-t15294.html
SANDS blanket pattern A4 or A3 size preferred

Life After Loss life-after-loss-memory-blankets-t16092.html
Memory blankets for full term babies - any pastel shades, white and cream, any pattern or design, sizes approx 20" to 24"

SIMBA - Simpson's Memory Box Appeal simba-simpson-s-memory-box-appeal-t14848.html
6” squares white / cream / lemon but not pink or blue

Needles & Hooks, Angels & Preemies needles-hooks-angels-preemies-t15299.html
Angel, Preemie and Baby from Popular Blanket Sizes


Helping the Needy in Gambia gambia-wullingkamma-clinic-batti-village-etc-t15800.html
30” x 30” swaddling blankets, 36" x 53" cot blankets, large blankets 6’ x 4’

Greenfields Africa greenfields-africa-t9889.html
Baby blankets 39”x39” and 6” squares – tails sewn in

Mercy Trucks mercy-trucks-t10251.html
Baby blankets


Operation Orphan operation-orphan-t9890.html
Blankets in single and double bed sizes with darker colours needed for teenage boys

Project Linus project-linus-knitted-crochet-and-quilted-blankets-t15295.html
Blankets all sizes from baby to teenager

Siblings Together siblings-together-t10357.html
Single bed size 6’ x 4’

International Aid Trust international-aid-trust-t10257.html
Large blankets 6’ x 4’, especially short of blankets for boys / men / elderly

Algerian Action algerian-action-t15880.html
Baby blankets 20” x 20” and larger ones for families, also 5” squares

Hand in Hand for Syria hand-in-hand-for-syria-t13068.html
Blankets knitted or crochet especially baby blankets

Hope and Aid Direct hope-and-aid-direct-t10119.html
Single & Double blankets requested


Battersea Dog and Cats Homes battersea-dog-and-cats-homes-t10099.html
Dogs Trust dogs-trust-t10094.html
SSPCA/RSCPA/WSPCA/CATS PROTECTION etc sspca-rscpa-wspca-cats-protection-etc-t10095.html
Any size blankets needed from cats to large dogs ie. from 20”x20” and bigger

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