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Noriko's Charity Crochet Projects

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

By Noriko

What Types of Items Do You Crochet for Charity?

Scarves, fingerless gloves

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

There's a 1/2 way house a lady in my church is involved in. They help women recovering from addiction. Since I had so much yarn leftover from my Christmas projects, I donated some scarves & fingerless gloves to her. She will give them to the ladies.

Advice

  • Another lady I know, gives scarves to a homeless shelter, her advice to me was to keep these scarves simple & plain. As not to call attention to the homeless person wearing them. Because they get beat up & robbed from other people when the scarves are bright or fancy.
  • Since all of my yarn was bright & fancy, I donated mine to these ladies. They are intregrating themselves back into society. Going to work, going to school. Trying to become successful. So my scarves were a better fit for these ladies.

Have Your Experiences All Been Positive?

I hope these ladies like my scarves & I hope it makes them feel successful.

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

Most of these scarves were made with a yarn that looked like Homespun. But It had no label when I purchased it.

Where Do You Acquire the Yarns?

A discount store. They were 3 skeins for $6.00! It must've been "Irregular" or something wrong with it. There were a few funky spots in the yarn, nothing too major.

Amy Solovay, About.com Crochet, says:

To Noriko: Thanks for sharing these valuable insights. I really appreciate your post, and I am sure others will find it helpful.

To Everyone: We've posted many free scarf patterns for you to use in your charity crocheting (or for that matter, in all your crocheting.) Whether you're looking for ultra-simple designs or something a little fancier, either way there are options that will work.

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