Around this time of year, many crafters are work on charity projects, and are usually eager to share the details. That’s why, for it’s current CAL project, the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) is doing a Crochet for Charity Crochet-Along. Participants can share their progress on their current charity projects with the group. This way, we can all encourage each other to meet our goals, and anyone who is looking for a project to work on can see lots of ideas! If you haven’t heard of this yet, you can find the details on the CGOA CALs group on Facebook.
For my project, I’m making and collecting holiday gifts for Meals on Wheels recipients in my area. There are about 200 people served out of our local center, and I thought it would be nice if each of them could receive a handmade gift. With some help from friends and my local guild chapter, we’ve been working on making that happen. Here are a few of the beautiful donations that have come in so far.
My personal goal is to donate 30 gifts myself, by mid-November. To make a lot of items quickly, I decided on my Impetuous cowl pattern. It is a fun and pretty gift, and super fast to make too. From start to finish, including sewing in ends and sewing on a care label, this cowl takes me about 1 hour to make. So I dove into my stash and made up a bunch of them!
I added the photo samples from some of my latest designs to the pile: the Super Stretchy Leg Warmers, Bridgeport Scarf, and adult size Accidental Beanie. I also packed up all my Knitted Kitchen washcloths in sets of 2, and have one more new pattern coming out soon that will be donated as well. All of this put together gets me about halfway to my goal – so I’m still going to have to hustle a bit to meet it!
Are you working on any charity projects this year? Do you have a go-to pattern you like to use?