Sara from My Merry Messy Life (link party co-hostess extraordinaire!) approached me and several other crochet bloggers and designers recently about joining forces in a crochet-a-long for charity - so of course I said yes! The Crochet for Cancer Crochet-a-Long is a wonderful opportunity to use crochet as a force of good, and to make it extra exciting, Red Heart Yarn has donated a lovely prize package for one super quick crocheter! Read on for details!
The basic idea is, that over the next two weeks, you make 4 projects (more if time allows!) to mail to a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, Hooks of Hope, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. There are 9 bloggers participating, and we've all linked to our best hat patterns for you to choose from to make your projects. There are some gorgeous patterns here, but of course you can use any hat pattern you like! And then!
The person's whose packaged is first received by Hooks for Hope wins a prize package from Red Heart Yarn, worth $125!!
We've heard your concerns! There are those who would love to win the Red Heart prize package, but due to distance, don't have as good a chance as those who live closer to Eastern Pennsylvania. So to make it as fair as possible, there's a new plan! All packages postmarked between Ap
The Official Rules:
Here are the bloggers participating! Thank you!
- Beatrice Ryan Designs
- I'm Hooked
- Curious Tiff Crochet
- KT and the Squid
- Elk Studio
- Grammy Dirlam
- Petals to Picots
- Tales of a Crafty Mommy
My Merry Messy Life
- Moose Beanie - All Sizes
- Fox Beanie - All Sizes
- Lion Beanie - All Sizes
- Sugar Love Beanie - Baby Sizes
- Cheery Lime Adult Beanie - Adult Size
- Baby Boy Beanie with Pom Pom - Preemie and Baby Sizes
- Crochet Monster Hat - Toddler and Child Sizes
- Basic Single Crochet Beanie - All Sizes
- Basic Half Double Crochet Beanie - All Sizes
- Jake the Dog Hat - Child Size
- Blue's Clues Hat - Child Size
- Cute and Warm Beanie with Bow - All Sizes
- Holiday Hats - All Sizes
- Free Simple Single Crochet Beanie - All Sizes
- Bright Stripes Beanie - Child and Adult Sizes
- Walkabout Slouch - Toddler, Child, Adult
- Easy Preemie Hat
- Morning Frost Hat - Adult Size
- Country Appeal Hat and Matching Scarf - Adult Size
- Mystic Beanie - Adult Size
- Cabled Hat with Brim - Adult Size
- Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies - All Sizes
Please Read the Requirements for Your Donation, per the Crochet for Cancer website:
- Must be new – never worn
- Clean – free of perfume, pet hair and smoke
- Placed individually in clear ziplock style plastic bags
- Soft yarn is best- cotton, acrylic, silk, fleece or a blend is best. Do not use wool or alpaca as they can irritate the scalp.
- We accept baby, children, youth, and adult hats.
- Please use patterns that do not have gaps or large holes. A tighter stitch is best so that it covers the scalp.
- Be sure to wash your hands on a regular basis while making the caps.
They also accept other items, which are fine if you want to use these instead for the CAL.
- Blankets (all sizes)
- Prayer Shawls
- Be creative, we accept any type of gift item to give to a person fighting cancer. For example, a crochet pink ribbon pin to support breast cancer awareness.
- Yarn, Yarn, Yarn!!!
- We accept gift cards to purchase yarn and supplies from the following locations: Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, AC Moore Crafts, Wal-Mart, and JoAnn Fabric.
Please Mail Your Package to:
Hooks of Hope
c/o Melissa Wortmann
P.O. Box 163
Neffs, PA 18065
We would still love for you to participate by donating your projects to your local hospitals or charities. Let us know what you're up to by sharing on our social media! (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, etc).
The Fabulous Prize - $125 Worth of Yarn From Red Heart!
Here is the prize that Red Heart Yarn has graciously provided to participate in our event! Please see "The Official Rules" above for details!
So, share the projects you've completed and are sending in on any of my social media and comment with what you'll be making below! Use the hashtag #CrochetForCancerCAL so we can follow each other!
Many thanks to Sara of My Merry Messy Life for putting this all together, and to all of the other bloggers for volunteering their patterns! We'll all be spreading the work on our blogs and social media - I hope you'll join it!