Crocheted Security Squares to Ease Bedtime Fears

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When my daughters were little, they were afraid to sleep by themselves and needed a lot of convincing to stay  in bed without me. I thought it might help if they had a little security blanket of sorts, so I crocheted up an extra large granny square for each of them to sleep with.

I let them pick out the colors, and they sat with me as I made each square.  While I crocheted, I told them how all my love was going into the squares as I worked, so that when they took the square to bed with them, it would be just like I was there with them.

Well, I can’t say that it solved all our bedtime struggles, but the squares definitely became a comfort and special keepsake for my girls. They slept with them every night and have even stuffed them in their backpacks for school and brought them to sleepovers.

Now, about 7 years later, they are old enough to kiss me goodnight and go upstairs to bed themselves. They don’t need the squares as a comfort anymore, but they still each have theirs. And when they make their beds each morning, they lay their squares on their pillows … and that makes me smile 🙂

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12 Responses to Crocheted Security Squares to Ease Bedtime Fears

  1. needle and nest August 14, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    What a wonderful story and such a creative solution to bedtime problems! I love that your girls still treasure their squares.

  2. Versierseltjes August 14, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    That’s so sweet!

  3. Kadie August 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    How sweet Kara!! I LOVE that you told them you were putting all your love into the square as you worked. It’s true isn’t it we put so much love into creating things.:) I think I need to make something like this for my boys.:)

  4. thiscozylife August 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    How sweet!

  5. SnuggleBunnie August 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I think that is the sweetest thing ever.

  6. Learnto Crochet August 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Awww, that is so sweet!

  7. Boocoos August 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Kara,
    Could you contact me? Boocoos@me.com

  8. Kimberly @ Seriously Daisies August 15, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    That is the sweetest thing ever. I love how they sat with you while you crocheted them. Now I wanna do this for my little guy. :):)

  9. Hanni August 15, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Sweet story and I take it as a good advice for a future mummy 🙂

  10. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear August 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    How completely sweet!

  11. Ana BC August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Love the “history” of those granny squares!!! I truly believe that a lot of love can be transmitted through crochet and knit pieces. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us…
    ♥Ana BC

  12. Jess from Coxs Corner August 19, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    I loved this post! What a wonderful idea, and treasure for your little ones!

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