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Carol's Crocheted Blankets for Project Linus

Share Your Story: Crochet Enthusiasts Share Their Experiences With Crocheting for Charity

By carolcrochet

What Types of Items Do You Crochet for Charity?

I have crocheted 202 blankets for the Linus Blanket Project in the last 4 years. It has been my goal to crochet one blanket a week for a child who will receive it from the Linus Blanket Project. I went to their web site and found a local group, and have enjoyed being a part of that group, and have had two of my friends also join and crochet blankets.

I got the pattern for the blanket from the Linus Blanket Project web site, after wanting to have a good looking easy pattern to use. I make blankets about crib size, 39 by 45 inches. I use lots of colors of yarns, and each one is unique.

Which Organization(s) Do You Donate Crocheted Items To?

Linus Blanket Project

Grace in God's Hands- a missionary group that sends sweaters and hats to children's orphanages in Africa. I have made lots of hats for these kids.

They can be reached through the the "contact us" page of their website.

Advice

  • ENJOY! Find a group that matches your thoughts about donating your work to kids and families in need. I know how much kids like to have something special that is theirs alone, and always there for them. A crocheted blanket can fill that need for a long time.

Have Your Experiences All Been Positive?

Yes! I have enjoyed working with the Linus group and hearing about the kids who have received the blankets from the ladies in the group.

Which Yarn(s) Do You Use When Crocheting for Charity?

I usually use Red Heart, Caron, and others.

Where Do You Acquire the Yarns?

I have received most of my yarn as gifts from family, friends, and the community. I have friends who love to go to yard sales and estate sales.

Amy Solovay, About.com Crochet, says:

To Carol: Thanks for posting and sharing your experiences with us!

To Everyone: Project Linus is popular with many of our readers. You might also enjoy reading about Laurie's experiences crocheting for project linus too.

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