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Crochet Concupiscence for Creative Crochet Art and Crafting

Crochet Concupiscence for Creative Crochet Art and Crafting
I wanted to draw your attention to an Indiegogo fundraiser that can use some support and has a great link to crochet. Jennifer is a mom who has been battling cancer for more than ten years. Both of her children are going to graduate this year, both in towns far away from her, and she really wants to raise the funds to go see that happen. She’s worked out a clear budget to make this happen and is going to try to fund as much of it herself as possible, but of course her funds are limited due to her medical/financial situation. In exchange for fundraiser donations, she’s offering to crochet chemo caps and blankets for patients that can be donated in the name of the people who donate the money to her. I think this is a great example of how crochet can be used to help people in unique and interesting ways.

http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/

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Free Crochet Patterns and Knitting Patterns Calling all knitters and crocheters, take a few minutes to unwind with Red Heart’s free patterns and find inspiration for your next knit or crochet project. Are you looking to create a soft blanket or hat for charity? Looking to create a bespoke gift for your friends or family? Perhaps you want to create something for yourself that is sure to have someone say – did you make that? You can choose from thousands of free crochet and knitting patterns which range from throws, accessories, baby blankets, clothing and home decoration. To find all of these exciting projects you can browse the free pattern categories to the left of the page, this will help you narrow down the huge number of patterns and projects we have so that you can find the one which is just right for you!

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