These puppy blankets were created in the colors corresponding to the color rick-rack put on the puppies as they were born. The puppy blankets were placed with 'Mama' for a time to absorb her scent and the puppies were wrapped in their 'blankies' when visitors held them. The blankets were sent with the puppies to their new homes so their mother's scent would be with them as they slept. Made with Red Heart Yarn, in afghan stitch for durability, measuring 20" x 20" these puppy blankets did the trick. No crying or howling for these little guys when they left Mama.