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.
- 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.