Crochet for Cancer Crochet Along and a HUGE Giveaway!

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I am so excited to tell you about a fun crochet along for a very awesome cause!! Over the next two weeks, I will be joining 9 of my blogging friends in raising cancer awareness and crocheting up hats for Crochet for CancerHooks of Hope, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. I can’t think of a better way to put those crochet skills to work than to crochet for cancer. And we want YOU to join us!! We even have a bunch of free crochet patterns to choose from to get you started!

And I can’t forget to mention that there will also be a huge prize package from Red Heart Yarn worth $125 to the first person whose package is received by Hooks for Hope after the crochet along deadline! This post is packed with information so be sure to keep reading.

A BIG thank you to Sara from My Merry Messy Life for organizing this crochet along and all my bloggy friends participating!

Beatrice Ryan Designs • I’m Hooked • Curious Tiff Crochet • KT and the Squid • Elk Studio • Moogly • Grammy Dirlam • Tales of a Crafty Mommy

This is a great opportunity to try out some new hat patterns too! Here is a list of free patterns from the bloggers participating, but feel free to make your own too …

My Merry Messy Life

Beatrice Ryan Designs

I’m Hooked

Curious Tiff Crochet

KT and the Squid

Elk Studio

Grammy Dirlam

Moogly

 

The crochet along will run from now through Monday, April 21, 2014. Here are 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.

If you would prefer to make a different item for the crochet along or donate to the cause in another way, they also accept …

  • Scarves
  • 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!!!
  • Gift cards to purchase yarn and supplies from the following locations: Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, AC Moore Crafts, Wal­Mart, and JoAnn Fabric.

Please Mail Your Package to:

Hooks of Hope
c/o Melissa Wortmann
P.O. Box 163
Neffs, PA 18065

International Readers

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 social media!

The Fabulous Prize ~ $125 Worth of Yarn From Red Heart!

The crochet along is open worldwide, but the contest is better suited to residents of the US and Canada, although anyone is welcome to mail a package to Hooks of Hope. Contest rules:

  • Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl)
  • Mail your package to Hooks of Hope (address above)
  • Make sure your package is postmarked on or before April 28, 2014
  • All packages with that postmark will be entered into a raffle three weeks after April 28, on May 19 (to give time for all the packages to come in the mail)
  • The first package drawn will receive the grand prize from Red Heart. The 2nd through 5th packages will receive handmade plarn bags with yarn goodies inside from Hooks of Hope!

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I can’t wait to see all your projects!!! Feel free to post them up on my Facebook page or to other social media. Make sure to use the hashtag #CrochetForCancerCAL so we can all find each other!

14 Responses to Crochet for Cancer Crochet Along and a HUGE Giveaway!

  1. Sara April 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    None of the pattern links seem to be working.

    • Kara April 7, 2014 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks for letting me know, Sara. I fixed them 🙂

  2. Astri April 7, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    What a wonderful project Kara. I may have to see what I can come up with 🙂

    • Kara April 7, 2014 at 7:11 am #

      Can’t wait to see, Astri 🙂

    • Melissa W April 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      Thanks Astri we are so pleased to have such wonderful support from our crocheting community. Can’t wait to see your donations :). Melissa W

      https://www.facebook.com/HooksofHope

  3. Amber April 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    so if multiple packages are received the same day will it be awarded by putting names into a hat or something and then drawn for the prize?

    • Kara April 8, 2014 at 7:31 am #

      I’m not really sure what would happen in that case, perhaps the first one that physically comes into their hands. But I can’t say for sure.

    • Melissa W April 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

      Hi Amber – we have changed the rules for mailing so that we can make it a bit more fair for everyone. Thanks for helping in this wonderful mission I look forward to seeing your donations 🙂 Melissa

      Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl)
      Mail your package to Hooks of Hope (address above)
      Make sure your package is postmarked on or before April 28, 2014
      All packages with that postmark will be entered into a raffle three weeks after April 28 on May 19 (to give time for all the packages to come in the mail).
      The first package drawn will receive the grand prize from Red Heart. The 2nd through 5th packages will received handmade plarn bags with yarn goodies inside from Hooks of Hope!

      • Lisa Babcock April 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

        My hats are done and going to post office tomorrow 🙂 I was happy to participate and feel like I’m helping in some small way. Thanks for sharing the details with us!

  4. Linda April 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    My mom and I make cancer beanies for a local hospital. She also makes lap blankets for the dialysis and chemo patients as well as baby hats and blankets for the nursery. This is a great cause, and the pattern we use works up super quick. Thanks for sharing this info.

    • Kara April 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

      That is so wonderful!! Thanks for all you do 🙂

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