Free Crochet Pattern Event: Join the ‘From Us to You’ Donation Challenge!

Free Crochet Pattern Event: Join the ‘From Us to You’ Donation Challenge!
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One of the things that I love most about the crochet community is the desire to give back to local communities and create items to donate. This is exactly what has inspired the ‘From Us to You’ free crochet pattern Donation Challenge.

As crocheters, we have a unique skill that can bring comfort and warmth to those in need. And what better time than now to use our talents for good? This year has been filled with challenges and uncertainty around the world. But one thing remains constant: the power of giving.

That’s why I am thrilled to announce our upcoming event – ‘From Us to You’ Donation Challenge!

This is an opportunity for crocheters of all skill levels to come together and create beautiful handmade items that will be donated to those in need in your local community.

So grab your hooks and let’s make a difference together! Keep reading for more details on how you can join us in spreading love through crochet donations this year.

Inspiration behind the event:

Sandra from Sandra Stitches reached out about another idea she had for a collaboration. It gave me a fabulous opportunity to get to know her a little more. We have participated in quite a few events together over the last few years, but never really had the opportunity to chat before. Sandra is Israeli and with the world watching them at the moment we talked about a lot of things not just crochet.

And it got me thinking ….

One morning I floated the idea for a free crochet pattern donation challenge. And the rest, as they say, is history.

How this free crochet pattern event will work:

There will be 2 patterns released each month as part of the ‘From Us to You’ Event – one on the second Wednesday and one on the fourth Wednesday. The patterns will all be added to the bottom of this post – so be sure to check back often!

Each pattern will be a new design from either myself or Sandra. Bonus – they are perfect for using your stash as well as donating. They will be either beginner and intermediate crochet patterns.

All featured patterns will be forever free on the blog post. The PDF version will be free for the first 3 days upon release.

*Please note that in return for the free pdf you are pledging to make at least one item from this pattern to donate to charity or within your community.

Can can choose to donate locally or send items to organisations such as the Red Cross. The choice is yours to make.

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Make along with like-minded crocheters!

Both Sandra and I love that crochet brings people together. We would like to extend an invite to everyone who is on Facebook to join our groups. There you can share progress pics of these free crochet pattern designs and meet other crocheters who are participating. And there will be support from both myself and Sandra if you need it.

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Current Pattern:

Drawstring Pouch by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This pouch is perfect for keeping hygiene products in, storing small toys and pencils to keep the children occupied whilst out, or keeping your crochet hooks in!

It is super easy to amend the size of this one – there is no stitch multiple to worry about.

Click the photo and be sure to click the special event button to get your free pdf download from Wednesday 22nd May at 10am BST until 11:59pm Fri 24th May!

Coupon Code: not needed – click the special event button to go to your download!

Previous Patterns (now free on the blog):

Arrow Cowl by SandraStitches

Kicking off the event today is the Arrow Cowl by SandraStitches.

This one is an intermediate pattern but Sandra does have a video tutorial on how to work this stitch.

Click the photo to be taken to the free pattern on the blog post.

Easy Peasy Ear Warmer and Cowl set from Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This pattern is a great one for both beginner crocheters and experienced crocheters. It has a simple texture that uses only slip stitches and half double crochets to create this gorgeous texture.

Note: Be sure to click the special event button to get this one – my shop buttons will not work!!

Click the photo to go to the free pattern on the blog post.

Linked Scarf by SandraStitches

The linked scarf is a quick pattern to work up. I made one in under 2 hours and used only 1 x 50g skein of yarn from my stash.

A confident beginner can give this one a go.

This all makes it a perfect pattern to crochet and add one to your donation box this year!

Click the photo to go to the free pattern on the blog post.

Skipping Stones Washcloth by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Washcloths are one of my go-to projects for donating, gifting and using my scrap cotton yarns!

They are fun, quick projects and are really appreciated by the people I gift them to.

With this washcloth you can master the pebble stitch while using your part used cotton skeins. You will need around 60 yards of cotton yarn.

Click the pic to go to the free pattern on the blog post.

Barcelona Washcloth by SandraStitches

You will be surprised how quickly this pattern works up! The use of the shell stitch is so pretty and lots of fun.

I used around half of a skein of drops Paris cotton yarn for my version – I am going to see if I can get a second one out of it!

Click the photo to go to the free pattern on the blog post!

Easy Corner to Corner Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This is a great unisex project top learn the corner to corner technique with! There are no colour changes, just let your yarn do the talking!

And better yet, you can use any weight yarn you have in your stash and an appropriate sized hook. This makes it the perfect donation item.

Click the photo to go to the blog post with the free pattern!

Granny Rectangle Table Runner by SandraStitches

I have to admit that I am loving the granny stitch at the moment! It’s so versatile and can be used for so many projects over and above the traditional granny square!

This pattern is free on the blog post.

Lacy Summer Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This pattern works up super quickly. It uses basic stitches so is perfect for beginners and more experienced crocheters.

Written in sizes from age 2 to adult it is the perfect stash busting project for your 3 weight (DK) yarn!

Striped Hat by SandraStitches

I love these photos of Sandra in her hat!

What a fun project to work up – and it will work up quickly with a 5 weight (chunky in the UK) yarn and 7mm hook.

Click the photo and be sure to click the special event button to get your free pdf download until 11:59pm Fri 26th April!

Coupon Code: STRIPED