Connect Communities and Welcome America’s Immigrants with The Welcome Blanket Project

welcome blanket knit and crochet project

The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth.

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ENDANGERED ANIMAL CROCHET: ORANGUTAN

orangutan

This is the next post for the Endangered Animal Crochet Project, through which I hope to raise awareness about endangered animals and offer you ways to do the same. There will sadly be several different posts for the apes since so many of them are endangered; we will begin today with the orangutan. Learn a little more about the animal here and check out the cute orangutan crochet patterns I’ve collected.

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Check Out This Helpful Crochet Organizer for People Crafting in Bed

organizer for crocheting in bed

There are many reasons that we crochet in bedfrom the joy of relaxing there to the necessity of finding something productive and creative to do when stuck on bed rest. Por desgracia, it is common to lose crochet hooks and notions in the bed, something annoying for the able-bodied and worse for those with physical limitations. Chetnanigans helps solve the problem with the smart, simple solution of a bedside organizer.

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Crochet Heals Interview Excerpt: Tumaini and Chason from Acts of Kindness

crochet dolls by acts of kindness

I was so inspired by my interview with Tumaini and Chason, which appears in my monthly “Cura de ganchillo” column in the current issue of Happily Hooked digital magazine. These creative artists are so incredibly inspiring. Here are some photos and questions that didn’t make it into the original article

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Cura de ganchillo: Interview with Andrea about Cancer and Crochet

crochet heals andrea - wips

Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Cura de ganchillo) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 tema.

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