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Handmade shawls and lap blankets donated by the community are very comforting to hospice patients.
If you can knit or crochet a simple pattern, you can bring warmth and comfort to Agrace patients receiving end-of-life care.
Agrace welcomes hand-made shawls and lap blankets that have been knit or crocheted and donated by members of the community. Our Comfort Shawl Circle then dedicates each one and distributes them to patients. These soft, colorful shawls give comfort to our patients year-round, and we’ve heard that they comfort patients’ families as a memorial of their loved one’s care from Agrace.
If you are donating:
We are often asked about our preferred shawl and lap blanket sizes:
Comfort shawls can be made by anyone in the community who is willing to knit or crochet with mindful intention of offering comfort. The pattern is simple—but the result is remarkable.
Directions: To view and print the directions for knitting or crocheting a comfort shawl, click on the button below.Knit and Crochet Directions
Please call Agrace at (608) 276-4660 if you have questions about the pattern or directions. We welcome your interest!