Unicorns for Paisley

I don’t know how else to start this post than to say that this is a sad story, but I hope we can bring a little bit of joy to it.

Jennifer Aston, long-time follower of the blog, is expecting a baby girl. She has named her little one Paisley Nicole, and she is due next March.

Doctors have diagnosed little Paisley with Trisomy 13, also called Patau syndrome, which is a chromosomal syndrome associated with severe mental and physical disabilities. Infants born with Trisomy 13 do not survive past the first few days or weeks of their life, and only 5-10% of children born with Trosomy 13 live past their first year.

But Jennifer wants to celebrate little Paisley’s life and treasure each and every moment she has. Paisley is fighting hard to make it into the world, and she’s already proven herself to be strong, precious, and truly one-of-a-kind.

Jennifer is asking for donations of unicorn crocheted items to help decorate Paisley’s nursery. To celebrate her uniqueness and collect donations, we’ve put together a event on Facebook: Unicorns for Paisley.

If you’d like to crochet something for little Paisley, please join this event. We’ve even done the pattern searching for you! Check out the patterns below and help bring a spark of unicorn and rainbow magic to little Paisley’s nursery.

If Paisley does not make it back home from the hospital, Jennifer will donate all items made for Paisley to her local children’s hospital.

  1. Despicable Me: Lil’ Fluffy Unicorn, by Little Yarn Friends
  2. Lil’ Baby Unicorn, by Little Yarn Friends
  3. Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern, by Repeat Crafter Me
  4. Charley the Unicorn Amigurumi Pattern, by Janet McMahon
  5. Unicorn Chart graph pattern, by Michelle Ryan
  6. Reuben the Pink Fluffy Unicorn Dancing on a Rainbow, by The Crooked Needle
  7. Rainbow Cuddles Crochet Unicorn Pattern, by One Dog Woof
  8. Rainbow Nesting Baskets, by Wink
  9. Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket, by Creative Crochet Workshop
  10. Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, by Celeste Young Designs

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