Craft Some Love: Crochet for Charity

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Is your crochet stash uninspiring? Get out of the rut by crocheting for charity.

Is your crochet stash uninspiring? Get out of the rut by crocheting for charity.

Photo: Photo by Linda Permann

Sometimes I look at my growing stash and wonder what I’ll ever make with it all. Despite choosing all of the yarns myself (or at least letting them in my house), some of them just don’t feel like “me” or there’s very little left of them. Sometimes, I look at all of that yarn and just know that I don’t actually *need* anything crocheted for a while, but I still feel like making something. I’m sure we’ve all been there.

Next time you’re in a crochet rut and just want to start something, why not crochet for charity? It’s a great way to use up all the loose ends, try a new pattern, plus help save the world. If you don’t already have a favorite charity, check out some of these links for some suggestions.

Crochet Guild of America Charity Roundup
About.com Charity List
Crochet n’ More Charity Links

As far as what you’ll be making, many yarn companies offer free patterns on their sites specifically for charitable causes, so check your favorites. Here’s a roundup of charity patterns by Lion Brand. And Bev’s Country Cottage has compiled a huge list of patterns in both knit and crochet—just scroll down past the featured pattern to the “Click for Bev's Pattern Pages” menu.

And if that doesn't suit you, you could always sell your items or your own original patterns on Etsy and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause of your choice, as these crocheters are doing. Or you know, just support them by using their patterns. Your karma will thank you, and so will your stash.

 

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