Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 6 Featured Pattern!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 6 Featured Pattern!

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

Only a couple more weeks to finish off our charity drive!!  I have received many great donations already,,, And hope to see more packages rolling in before the deadline of October 31st…  Once all the packages have been received,,, I will be delivering them all to Crochet for Cancer!  With the Winter months upon us, there will be a large need for soft, cozy hats for those who are suffering and recovering from cancer… And now is the time you can make a difference!!

You also can be eligible for the Fantastic Prize Package by getting your donation in by the deadline!!  Even 1 hat makes a difference, So please consider paying it forward by using a free crochet pattern and making a hat, scarf, cowl or any great item you think would help someone  stay warm and give them some comfort during their time of need!!

For all the rules and information to participate in this great charity drive… Click on the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive tab at the top of the page!!  Lets Make A Difference!!!

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Amazing Grace Weekly Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Tote

Amazing Grace Tote Bag

When I designed this Free Pattern, I was picturing this bag to be given to a patient for their chemo appointments… They could fill it with a light weight blanket, book, crocheting or any items they need to help them pass the time while receiving their treatment. It is a fun and simple project and could brighten the day of someone suffering or recovering from cancer!!

To make this fun tote bag… Click Here!!  Let me know what you think!

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I LOVE YARN DAY

Yes I  do!!  I love yarn and today we are celebrating it!!  I am going to start my next Amazing Grace Design… This pattern I will be starting today will be for the Grand Finale of the Charity Drive!!  You are going to love this new pattern,,, It is feminine, soft, and fashionable!!  I can’t wait to show you… So stay tuned!!

There are lots of great Sales on yarn today so don’t miss out!!

One of my favorites is a sale at Mary Maxim…   Bernet Satin yarn is on sale for $1.99

Click here to check out this great deal… Bernat Satin Yarn

Bernat Satin Yarn

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Have fun and do something great with yarn today!!  Happy I Love Yarn Day!!

What will you be making??  Leave a comment, I would love to hear!!

 

Elena

 

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Featured Pattern

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Have you started your projects for the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive??  I have, I made 7 of the new Amazing Grace Blissful Beanies…  And I made the prototype for the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouch!!!  Hats seem to be so quick and easy to make,, I hope to make a ton of them for the charity… If you haven’t read about how to donate and Prize Package yet… Click Here for the information…

This weeks Amazing Grace Featured Pattern was my second design in the series…  The Amazing Grace Headband!!

 

Amazing Grace Headband

You may wonder,,,, How would a headband be used by a cancer patient… and why would I include this pattern in the series….

I had just finished the original Amazing Grace Hat and noticed that the crown of that hat would be a perfect headband… With a nice easy edging, I could have another pattern and make this a series instead of just one pattern… So the Amazing Grace Pattern Series was now born… This is what gave me the idea to keep all of the Amazing Grace Patterns the same “Stitch Style”…  So now each time I design an Amazing Grace Pattern,,, I have to think about how to make it all work using this stitch pattern!!

Not all cancer patients lose their hair or they may be in a stage that they still have some… Many also wear wigs, so I thought it would be nice to have something not so heavy and a little more stylish to help them feel pretty and comfortable while they were going through treatment or recovering… You can also make the Amazing Grace Headbands for family members who need something to brighten their day… You can make the Amazing Grace Hat for the patient and a matching Amazing Grace Headband for a family member… Wouldn’t that be a great gift??

I love giving gifts to people who are a little down… When my dearest friend Sandy was in her last days,,, I would head down on the weekend and visit with her… It was a 3 hour drive and it was so hard knowing I would soon be sitting in her room talking about old times, her wishes and close to the end,,, just holding her hand because the cancer had migrated to her brain…  I was blessed to know her final wishes and knew her well enough that when she said just the couple of words she could get out… I always knew just what she meant…  One of my best memories was spending time with her family too… One day while stopping at the store to get her a little snack,,, I decided to fill up a basket with tons of fun snacks for her boys…  When I got to her house I set the basket on the table and the boys dug in,,, candy, drinks, chips and much more… If it only took the sadness away for a moment it was so worth it!!  So remember, many are suffering when a loved one has cancer…  Giving a little will bless you more than you can imagine!

I hope you will consider making a few to donate!!  For the guidelines make sure you check the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive at the top of the page!!

Amazing Grace Headband   Amazing Grace Headband

Happy Crocheting!! And God Bless!!

Elena

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May you also remember all those live lost on this day may years ago and the sacrifices made by the heroes who did what they could to save lives !!  America is a strong, great country!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Hat

Weekly Featured Pattern

 

Amazing Grace Hat

To start the charity drive off, I would like to feature the first Amazing Grace Pattern I designedThe Amazing Grace Hat!  I designed this hat with those in mind who would be or already have lost their hair due to cancer treatments!

When my dearest friend Sandy started losing her hair, I brought her up to my hairdresser and we both cut our hair off together… I was willing to shave my head, but she wouldn’t let me.. We both had long hair at the time and we went very short…  It was one of those times with my friend that will always be remembered as one of our best and worst times all wrapped in one…  Shortly after our haircut,,, Sandra began losing her hair. Sandy  lived 3 hours from me and I hadn’t seen her in a few weeks,,, My oldest daughter had just graduated from basic training in the Air Force and we stopped by to visit with Sandy on the way home…  The first thing she did was pull off her wig and show us her head… We all laughed and cried!

 Losing your hair can be traumatic… And a nice soft hat can be so comforting… Something to keep in mind is the yarn you use and the season it will be worn… I love making these Amazing Grace Hats in cotton for summer wear and an extra soft acrylic for winter wear!!

I hope you will consider making some of these Amazing Grace Hats for our charity drive... Click Here for the Free Pattern!  All the details and rules for this charity drive and prize package giveaway are in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page…

Stay tuned next week for another featured Amazing Grace Pattern and more of my story about how Sandy’s Breast Cancer inspired me to design all of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series!!  Also… Next Week I will be releasing a brand new Amazing Grace Hat Pattern.. A new look and new hat design!!

An update about the Charity Drive:   I have decided to make all handmade crochet (or knit) items eligible for the Prize Package Giveaway!!

So let’s get crocheting!!

Elena

Amazing Grace Hat Collage

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