National Crochet Week
March 16 - 22
and help others.
These are things that you can do any day of any week; we're just taking special notice in celebration of National Crochet Week.
Here are some ways to make the most of National Crochet Week, declared by Crochet Guild of America to be March 16 - 22, in keeping with March as National Craft Month.
Crochet Something For Charity
Blankets sized about 40" x 60" are given as handmade security blankets to terminally ill children nationwide.
Local chapters across the US:
Warm Up America:
Donated squares are made into afghans for the homeless and for disaster survivors.
More info at http://craftyarncouncil.com
Charities By State
To find a charity closer to home, refer to Wool Work's list of Charities By State:
Teach Someone To Crochet
Learn A New Technique
Links to many free tutorials for crochet stitches and techniques are listed at: crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm
Experiment With A New Fiber
A Blending of hand-dyed luxury yarns:
WILD STUFF by Prism ... varying lengths of hand-dyed luxury yarns, color coordinated and tied together end to end. They say "the magic happens as you knit". Just change that to "as you crochet" and let the magic happen.
Velona Needlecraft - http://velona.com
Mixed Media Uses of Crochet
Crocheted Wire - Bonnie Meltzer is an artist who makes mixed media constructions made of
crocheted wire, recycled computer parts, prints and painted surfaces.
Empress Cindy's Crochet - Her excitement about color,
texture and the fibers in her crocheting may inspire you. Take a look at her net-book
Playing With Fiber. Don't miss
the chapters Color & Crayons on experimenting with color and How I Fell In Love With Yarn.
Her enthusiasm is catching.
Take a look at the Crochet Guild of America's list of ways that you can celebrate National Crochet Week, at www.crochet.com
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