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Knitting and Crocheting for Charity!

Happy Weekend!

This past week was an important one for me. We celebrated the 7th Anniversary of our Oddball Charity Blankets! Our beginning was very humble - it all began with an idea I posted in an online knitting forum on Feb 21, 2007. I had no idea that it would grow

Get to Know: Red Scarf Project

A few years ago an author and fellow Austinite contacted me about contributing a knitted project to her upcoming craft book, which would focus on hand making items for worldwide causes. I immediately started researching charities that accepted yarn-y items, and came across The

Get to know: Care Wear Volunteers

Welcome to the first of an on-going series of interviews with designers, crafters and charitable organization leaders that I'll be bringing you monthly, here on the Bernat Blog!

As the recent founder of Purple Stitch Project, I personally am a big admirer of anyone who's successfully brought

Free Pattern Friday Charity Edition - Chemo Caps

Looking for a quick project but not sure what to start? Don't forget about knitting and crocheting for charity! These hat patterns should keep you entertained, and when you're done you can search www.bernatcares.com for a charity in your area.

Bernat Mosaic - Spiral Hat (crochet)

Yippee!

Project – Wavy Ripple Blanket in Bernat Baby Coordinates
BernatCares free pattern
Blogger – DinaPurls

Finished the blanket!  At long last!  And rather than make an edging on just the sides, I did something different:  I took the edging all round the blanket.  I used such bright colours that I thought a full border would look more

Blankie, Blankie

Project – Wavy Ripple Blanket in Bernat Baby Coordinates
BernatCares free pattern
Blogger – DinaPurls

How does my blankie grow?  Very well!  It's coming along nicely.  In fact, I'm surprised at how quickly the project has progressed.

I'd say

Ready for Something Different

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is just about done.  Hurray!  It may not appear as if much time has elapsed, but for me this project dragged on way too long (didn't help that I wasn't feeling well AND lost my

Blocking Wool

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 – 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger – Shandeh

Now, after several weeks of patient stockinette knitting, it's time to block all the pieces of my warm wool sweater for charity.  I don't mind

Warm and Wooly Knitting

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 – 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger – Shandeh

My house has been chilly lately, and it has been so nice to work on this warm wool sweater for charity.  I've gotten a lot

A feel-good project for the New Year

Project – Caps for Good
Blogger – Teresaknits

The Caps for Good project is simple -- knitting and crocheting caps for newborns in need, to be distributed by Save the Children health workers in developing countries. Bernat is asking every crafter to knit or crochet at least one cap, which will be collected through February 28, 2011.

Wonderful Wool

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 - 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn - Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger - Shandeh

I've been blogging for Bernat now for over a year, and have learned SO MUCH!  It has truly been a blessing to me.  My crafting

Warm Wool Sweater for Charity

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 - 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn - Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger - Shandeh

Every year, I knit about 5 or 6 things for charity, in between other projects for myself, friends, and family.  It's very satisfying to knit for charity, because

Simple Dolls for Charity

Project – Buddy Toys (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch
Blogger – Shandeh

Since my last project for the Bernat blog was quite complicated (the Satin Lace Edge Cardigan), I've decided to choose a simpler design this month.  I've really been wanting to try out

Preemie Baby Set - Ready for Charity!

Project – Preemie Garter Stitch Set
Bernat Pattern Book #530187 – Traditions
Yarn – Bernat Baby Coordinates in 09612 Daisy Yellow
Blogger – Shandeh

After just a few weeks, the Preemie Garter Stitch Set is finished!

Design found in

Charity Knitting - My First Love

Project – Preemie Garter Stitch Set
Bernat Pattern Book #530187 – Traditions
Yarn – Bernat Baby Coordinates in 09612 Daisy Yellow
Blogger - Shandeh

Ever since I first started knitting in September of 2003, I've had a desire to knit for charity.   After searching the internet for charity knitting opportunities, I set

A Hat for Breast Cancer Awareness

This month, I've decided to knit a smaller project, since my last two projects were so big.  Time to relax a bit!  :)

After some consideration, I've chosen to make a cabled hat, using Bernat Berella 4.  The free Bernat pattern is "Warm Cabled Scarf and Hat", but I'm

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