February’s Cancer Ribbon C2C Square – Free Pattern
February’s C2C square for our 2022 scrap busting CAL is the Cancer Ribbon Square.
February 4th is World Cancer Day. At some point in our lives we will have a friend or relative who we support as they go through treatment for Cancer or maybe we will be the warrior fighting for our lives.
This is a cause Sunflower often gets behind! For the last few years Sunflower Cottage Crochet has been honoured to participate in the Crochet Cancer Challenge which is held during October.
You can find more about how Cancer impacted both Sara and I in our blog post here.
Did you know that each year World Cancer Day has a theme?
For 2022 the theme is ‘Realising the Problem’. This year the focus is on identifying and realising the inequalities in cancer diagnosis and care around the world.
If you would like to know more you can find get more information on the WorldCancerDay.org website here.
The Cancer Ribbon Square
The great thing about this cancer ribbon square is that you can choose any colour to represent any particular cancer that has touched your life. For my square I went with burgundy.
The Burgundy ribbon can represent carers of Cancer patients. I think that we can all agree that the patients themselves are absolutely awesome individuals with a strength and willpower I can only imagine. In my square I chose to represent those equally strong individuals and groups who provide the day to day care for these warriors. Carers deserve so much more recognition than they get. Watching a loved one (or anyone) fight cancer is traumatic, exhausting and so very brave! The mental toll this can have on a carer can be severe. Often their lives are put on hold.
The heart in the centre is an added touch that I thought you may like.
What colour will you make your Cancer Ribbon Square?
Below is a chart of the common cancer ribbon colours. Pick your colour and make your square. If you are undecided what about a light purple or lavender colour (which represents all cancers)?
PDF Pattern links
If you would like a pdf copy of this pattern you can find it in any of the shops below:
Ideas for your square:
If you do not want to make all of the blocks for the 2022 CAL here are some ideas of what you can create with afghan blocks:
- Use double crochet (treble in UK terms) to create an 18″ throw pillow
- Make lots of these squares with different colour ribbons to represent more types of cancer. (Would’t this idea make a great donation to your local Cancer unit or treatment centre?)
- Sew a few together to make a table runner
- Make it in cotton and use it as the from of a library or market bag
- Turn it into a wall hanging.
The chart and written pattern for the Cancer Ribbon Square
|Colour||No of Sts|
↙ Row 1: (w) x 1 (1 square)
↗ Row 2: (w) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 3: (w) x 3 (3 squares)
↗ Row 4: (w) x 4 (4 squares)
↙ Row 5: (w) x 5 (5 squares)
↗ Row 6: (w) x 6 (6 squares)
↙ Row 7: (w) x 4, (pi) x 2, (w) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 8: (w) x 1, (pi) x 2, (w) x 5 (8 squares)
↙ Row 9: (w) x 5, (pi) x 2, (w) x 2 (9 squares)
↗ Row 10: (w) x 2, (pi) x 2, (w) x 6 (10 squares)
↙ Row 11: (w) x 6, (pi) x 2, (w) x 3 (11 squares)
↗ Row 12: (w) x 3, (pi) x 2, (w) x 7 (12 squares)
↙ Row 13: (w) x 7, (pi) x 2, (w) x 4 (13 squares)
↗ Row 14: (w) x 4, (pi) x 2, (w) x 8 (14 squares)
↙ Row 15: (w) x 8, (pi) x 2, (w) x 5 (15 squares)
↗ Row 16: (w) x 5, (pi) x 2, (w) x 9 (16 squares)
↙ Row 17: (w) x 9, (pi) x 2, (w) x 6 (17 squares)
↗ Row 18: (w) x 6, (pi) x 2, (w) x 10 (18 squares)
↙ Row 19: (w) x 7, (pi) x 11, (w) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 20: (w) x 1, (pi) x 13, (w) x 6 (20 squares)
↙ Row 21: (w) x 4, (pi) x 15, (w) x 2 (21 squares)
↗ Row 22: (w) x 2, (pi) x 16, (w) x 4 (22 squares)
↙ Row 23: (w) x 4, (pi) x 10, (w) x 9 (23 squares)
↗ Row 24: (w) x 9, (pi) x 3, (w) x 3, (pi) x 5, (w) x 4 (24 squares)
↙ Row 25: (w) x 4, (pi) x 3, (w) x 6, (pi) x 2, (w) x 10 (25 squares)
Corner from both sides
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