yarn-heroes-logoI am pretty good at keeping secrets, but I don’t always like to do it! For a while now, I’ve been holding back on sharing something with you all. Today, I finally get to tell you all about it.

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As regular readers know, I’m a long time charity crafter. Sure, I believe in doing my share of “selfish” crocheting and knitting and I love to make gifts for family and friends. But, there’s something very powerful about using our hands to create something to provide comfort to someone we don’t even know. Earlier this year, I even started a monthly charity spotlight where I feature a charity that accepts crochet or knitting gifts along with a free crochet pattern that would be appropriate for donation to that organization.

Charity Guide

I’m not the only crochet and knitting designer and blogger who feels charity crafting is important, and the folks at Lion Brand decided to bring together a group of us for a celebration of the Yarn Heroes who contribute their time and talents to help others.

I’ll be updating this post regularly through December 15, 2016 to include more details — including links to free crochet and knitting patterns that are perfect for charity projects — but I wanted to share some key information with you since the official Yarn Heroes announcement is being made today on the Lion Brand Notebook.

  • Get $5 off any $20 or above yarn purchases for charity crafting at LionBrand.com through December 15, 2016 with coupon code YARNHEROES2016.
  • Be on the lookout for giveaways! There will be plenty of chances to win yarn over the next few weeks. (These giveaways will be open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. and Canada only.)
  • Use the hashtag #YarnHeroes if you share your version of one of the featured projects (or any project you make for charity) on social media.
  • Lion Brand is on the lookout for 4 Yarn Heroes who will each win $250 in yarn for the charity of their choice. You can learn more about how to share your story and enter here.

You can check back here for updates throughout the Yarn Heroes campaign, or you can subscribe to my weekly email list. I’ll include links to the latest Yarn Heroes patterns and giveaways each week (and you’ll also get access to the other goodies that I share exclusively with my subscribers).

In the meantime, feel free to check out some of my posts and patterns that are perfect for charity crafting. Click on the image to link to the post.

3 Tips for Making the Biggest Impact with Your Charity Crochet or Knitting, with a roundup of 10+ free #crochet patterns for charity on Underground CrafterSandy Dunes Binky, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.How To Get Started Crocheting or Knitting For Charity in Your Local Community on Underground Crafter including a roundup of 15 free crochet patterns perfect for donation!Not Too Fussy Cap in 4 Sizes, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn by Underground Crafter | This unisex beanie has just enough texture to keep things interesting but not enough to make it “fussy” for the wearer. It’s designed to meet the donation requirements for Christmas at Sea, a program of the Seamen’s Church Institute that provides warm accessories to mariners during the winter months. You can learn more about this program here: http://seamenschurch.org/christmas-at-seaYarn Heroes Patterns and Giveaways

These links will be updated during the blog hop after they go live.

What’s your favorite way to donate your crochet or knitting projects?

Are You One of the Yarn Heroes?

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