Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Crochet for Cancer: Crochet-a-long and Giveaway

I am so excited to be participating in my first crochet-a-long (CAL) for charity. Sara from My Merry Messy Life has set up this opportunity to give to others affected with cancer and also the possibility of winning a fabulous prize from Red Heart Yarn. 

Crochet for Cancer - Crochet-A-Long and $125 Prize from Red Heart Yarns!

Over the next two weeks, we are going to be making four projects (or more if time allows!) to mail to a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, Hooks of Hope, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. We have 9 bloggers participating and have compiled all of our best hat patterns for you to choose from to make your projects. The person's whose packaged is first received by Hooks for Hope wins a prize package from Red Heart Yarn, worth $125!!


The Crochet-A-Long 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:
1. Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl)
2. Mail your package to Hooks of Hope (address above)
3. Make sure your package is postmarked on or before April 28, 2014
4. All packages with that postmark will be entered into a raffle three weeks afterApril 28 on May 19 (to give time for all the packages to come in the mail). 
5. 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!

If you need a pattern, here are the patterns from the bloggers participating below. If not, make your own!

Participating Bloggers: 

My Merry Messy Life

Beatrice Ryan Designs 


I'm Hooked  

Curious Tiff Crochet

KT and the Squid

Elk Studio


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.

·  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!!!
·  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

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 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! The person's whose packaged is first received by Hooks of Hope AFTER the two weeks have ended 0n April 20, with 4 projects included, wins this prize package, worth $125!!

Crochet for Cancer Prize Package from Red Heart Yarn

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!

Thanks, Sara for all your hard work in putting together this event. Thanks also to the fellow bloggers who are sharing their patterns and sharing about this CAL and giveaway.  

Happy giving!

~ Fabi 

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