I have always been to intimidated to try and crochet clothing. I would imagine myself working a few rows and unraveling everything to start over a dozen times and then getting so frustrated that I would give up. Over the last 7 months, I have made so many baby afghans for the hospital projects my friend does that they don't really need any more right now. She makes the clothes for the babies to go with the afghans and hasn't had enough time to keep up with me. She is one very talented and very busy woman! When I grow up, I hope to be like her :) Any way, I have seen a bunch of baby clothes lately and think they are darling, so I decided it was time to get over my fear and just jump in.
I found this website http://www.bevscountrycottage.com
There are a bunch of different patterns posted for clothes for babies who have passed away. I was inspired and found this pattern that looked quite simple. http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-preemie-gown.html
I started it and finished it in the same night! It is an extemely easy pattern to follow and looks darling. I loved it so much, that I made 3 in 3 days! My niece even asked if she could have one for her doll that she received for her birthday. It was a perfect fit and she was a happy girl (which makes me happy to see someone enjoy something I've made). I'm not sure which hospital these will end up going to, but it is a fun project. If you are looking for a service project, give this a try. It only takes around 3oz of yarn and very little time...you can whip up a bunch in no time and a hospital near you would be thankful :)