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Crochet for Charity

I’ve been doing a bit of recycling recently. As gardening has been nigh on impossible lately with such wet conditions, I’ve revived an old hobby to use up a big bag of yarn oddments for charity. The nearby city of Leicester has quite a lot of homeless people, and plenty of them are young mums or young families. We found out quite by chance that although they are donated lot of adult clothes etc they are always short of things for babies. So baby blankets and hats are occupying those late evening hours in front of the telly. Here are some of the results.

Crochet blanket

Crochet Blanket

Crochet Baby Hats



The blankets are made using a simple old American Square, and I simply played with yarn, colour and scale (by changing the crochet hook size and yarn gauge). near you. I can make a blanket in a few hours using the larger gauge hook (5mm) and a double knit yarn. The hats take an hour or two. They are both a great way of using up my leftovers and freeing up a whole cupboard! The hostel that takes them are delighted! Win win.