Many knitters and crocheters enjoy making projects for charity. Whether you prefer making hats for infants or shawls for hospice, we have pattern suggestions as well as some national organizations who accept donations.
I was especially touched by the efforts of this campaign started at Morehead State University. We don’t often think how hard it must be not to have a warm bed and pajamas. The Build-A-Bed campaign builds beds for children in need in Eastern Kentucky.
By Michael Sellick
We are continuing to receive donations from fans around the world for the Stranded and Tangled in Madagascar Exhibit at Creativ Festival. Donations have come in from Dubai, France, UK, USA and Canada so far. Our booth will be the island of Madagascar for the next show. Some of the characters are tiny while others are oversized. We have over 200 creatures and landscape entries so far.
Michael Sellick and Diva Dan from TheCrochetCrowd.com went a bit crazy in Africa and need to be rescued! While inside a crate on board the freight liner headed to Madagascar, they had lots of time on their hands to plan a course of action. Once they hit land, the rescue challenge was issued! Get in on the mission.
by guest blogger Jan Knapp
In the United States, a uniform hat is sometimes referred to officially as a cover, as in: “Soldier, remove your cover!” or “You’re not in uniform without your cover.”
The Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart is asking crafters to join us in Operation We’ve Got You Covered, a patriotic program that provides support and comfort to hospitalized and homebound Veterans.
The eBook Crochet Pink: 26 Patterns to Crochet for Comfort, Gratitude, and Charity by Janet Rehfeldt is a collection of patterns in pink, the color of hope for breast cancer. The patterns range from sweaters to accessories to home decor items, all in various shades of pink. The eBook includes two patters in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, the Mark of Elegance Bookmark in Classic 10 on page 73 and Coffee Cup and Travel Mug Cozies in Fashion 3 on page 79. The instructions are very clear and include multiple pictures for each pattern. The eBook also includes a list of other colors of hope for other types of cancer, so you can customize the colors to the one that means the most to you.
As part of Coats & Clark’s ongoing commitment to give back to our communities, the crafter employees of our Charlotte headquarters office spent this past summer creating beautiful, one of a kind baby items using our Soft Baby Steps yarn. A group of our employees recently visited Angel House, which provides shelter and support for pregnant women. The facility provides prenatal medical care, parenting education, mentoring programs, and life skills training in a caring, supportive environment. The group visited with residents and the ladies were thrilled to be able to pick out a special blanket, hat and booties with which to welcome their newborn with. Since the donations from our employees was so generous, we were able to leave extra items so that future residents of Angel House can be gifted with a blanket as well.
Below are 19 easy free knit and crochet patterns ideas to make for charity. There are many wonderful charities always looking for hand knit hats, scarves, blankets, etc. Look on the Red Heart homepage, under the community section each month for a listing of different charities to check out.
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Red Heart is announcing the conclusion of the four-year partnership with Special Olympics, via the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Since its inception in 2009 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, knitters across the United States have supported local Special Olympics athletes by knitting and crocheting scarves for their use. Continue reading “Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes”
Red Heart is excited to be sponsoring AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns Charity Blanket Drive to benefit Project Linus! Continue reading “Project Linus Charity Blanket Drive”