Almost 4 years ago I began this website and an effort to get volunteers to help make a Memorial Blanket that contained a knitted stitch for every baby that was not wanted and would never be born – the NeverBorn. Statistics for estimated abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 is rapidly approaching 63,500,000. (When I started, it was closer to 61,000,000.)
It's just number that takes up an inch on a single line of text, but I wanted something that could be a visual representation of this immense number.
That means I need 10,000 squares, 15” x 15”. Hopefully some people could knit/crochet 2, or 3 – or maybe even 9 squares (a complete Section.)
At the end of 2022, here is how far the Blanket has progressed with the help of over 532 Participants that completed their pledges.
70% of those Squares have been received, matched with other Squares and are in the process of being assembled.
But I still need the additional 30% pledged. I hope to receive ALL PLEDGES by September 2023 so I can continue to assemble. I need a bit more than 10,000 because the numbers continue to grow, but that will be my stopping point for now.
This has been a Nationwide effort, and even a couple of volunteers from other countries have made Squares. Please, help knit or crochet a square for the babies that will never be wrapped in the love and warmth of a blanket. For more information visit our FAQ page and Knit and Crochet Instructions.