Stitching to give is one of the most wonderful ways to make someone feel loved. In March, we asked our community to nominate a friend who knits or crochets for charity for our first ever Charity Stitchers Award.
We are pleased to introduce Aneeta Shepardson, Jamie Webb, and Rita Artuso. To honour of these Charity Stitchers and all the selfless work they do, we have named three patterns in our newest Charity Collection after them. This collection has all the perfect patterns for giving, from the tiniest hats to warming afghans and mitts.
Aneeta is a high school teacher in Buffalo, NY where she gives of her time to share the gift of crochet with her students. Having learned to crochet themselves, her students have gone on to produce incredible amounts of charity projects under her leadership.
Tweedle Doo Knit Blanket
This beautiful blanket is easier to knit than you may think! Using a mosaic knitting technique to create a beautiful colorwork effect, we've combined a solid shade of Red Heart Super Saver with a vibrant striping shade to make this bold little blanket.
Preemie Crochet Octopus
Not only is this little buddy super cute, but these octopus toys are a great comfort and help to preemies! Studies have shown that babies who cuddle a toy octopus in their incubator are less likely to pull out their monitors and tubes! Adorable AND helpful!
Jamie is an advocate for women, children and those in need. Inspired by her friends and her community, she loves to crochet colorful blankets, stuffed animals, and other items that provide love and comfort.
Shore to Shore Knit Blanket
Knit from corner to corner, this blanket is a fun and satisfying project! Start in one corner and increase to the center, then decrease to get to the other side. Alternating ridges of garter stitches and yarn overs add a pleasing texture to this blanket.
Rita is a beloved grandmother, who lives in Ontario, Canada and happily knits hundreds of mittens every year to donate to charity. With her husband, Victor, as her delivery man, Rita’s mittens warm the hands of children in need in her community.
Colors with Heart
A mix of cool blues, teals and grays, warm cream and yellows create the perfect palette for stitching with love. Bright shades bring a feeling of warmth, while cooler shades create a feeling of calm.
You can never go wrong with traditional baby blues, pinks and greens, when stitching for our tiniest humans.
A mix of Bernat, Red Heart and Caron yarns make up this latest collection of tiny hats and sweaters, blankets, lapghans, shawls and more. A range of sport to bulky weight yarns means there is a project for every type of stitcher.