Welcome to the 2014 Awesome Crochet Blog Awards. (And Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate!)
Today’s award is for:
Best Crochet for Charity
And it goes to:
About This Award
Learn more about what these awards are here. This specific award is for the best crochet for charity. There are so many different charities that we can donate handmade crochet items to and these charities help so many different people. Crocheters who devote their time, money, energy and creativity to this are giving to the world in so many ways.
About The Winner
The winner of this award is Sandie of Crochet Cabana. She shares (on Ravelry):
“I began my crochet journey in the summer of 1980. I have received a Certificate of Achievement from Craft Yarn Council of America and am a Certified Crochet Teacher. I have also received a Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques from Crochet Guild of America. My crochet web site, Crochet Cabana, was created in 1997 as part of my personal web site.”
And adds on Facebook:
“Crochet Cabana is a web site devoted to all things crochet. There are instructional materials as well as links to other web sites. The goal is to spread the love of crochet and to help all those interested to have a pleasant, successful experience.”
She steadily shares photos, pattern info and links to the items that she’s making and the places where she is donating them. She typically posts once or twice each week. It’s really inspiring! Sandie offers some of her crochet patterns through Etsy and Ravelry.
Connect with the winner on social media:
Why The Winner Won
Here are some of the reasons that I selected this blogger for this crochet award:
- Sandie has been doing this charity work quietly and consistently for many years. It’s a testament to her commitment to helping others through crafting.
- The Crochet Cabana blog shares information about the crochet patterns that are used for donation so that you can find / use the patterns yourself if you’d like to make your own charity crochet items.
- Sandie shares links in the sidebar of her blog to places where you can donate your crochet items.
This Winner Previously Won
This blogger co-won this same award in 2011. She’s been consistently offering crochet to charities for a long time.
Other Categories I Could Have Chosen
Each person is only awarded one award each year (and likewise, each award only goes to one person with a few exceptions) but of course each amazing blogger often does many things well. Some of the other categories that I easily could have given this blogger an award for include:
- Most Personable Writing Style
- Best Crochet Finds (always love the things she links to)
- Most Thought Provoking Crochet Blog
Support the Awards
If you win one of the awards (or if you just want to show your support of this awards project) you are more than welcome the spread the word. Feel free to use the image above and resize as needed to add to a blog post or your blog’s sidebar. Please link back either to this post or to the main post. You can also spread the word through social media. The more the merrier … And extend a hand to give a congratulations to this winner!