Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2500 Items Created & Donated in 18 months of Existence!

So many have been served by such awesome generosity from members of Holy Needles!  After 18 months of existence, Holy Needles has created and donated approximately 2500 items to those in need of what we can give! 
THANK YOU Holy Needlers!

Gorgeous Work by Holy Needles Members!

Such Beautiful Work!

Polartec's HUGE Donation Has Holy Needles Expanding its Ministry!

We are now cutting fleece for chemo patients... to cover themselves while they are receiving chemo treatments.  We are also cutting fleece to provide blankets for the homeless!  Holy Needles is now helping Tucson region's newborns, homebound, cancer patients, and homeless, as well as Samaritan's Purse programs worldwide!  We are so grateful to be able to give to so many in need!

Jaxie & Pat cut fleece off a roll, while Linda & Amy work on crocheting projects!

several scarves ready to ship to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child program

Joyce cuts poncho style shawls for homebound.

Kathy cuts yard pieces of fleece to create baby blankets and lap blankets (trimmed with a crocheted border).

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon... directions to crochet...

Here is a very fast and easy ribbon you can crochet. You can use it as a pin or sew it to clothing or blankets or whatever you desire.

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) tall

Medium Weight #4 Yarn 
Crochet Hook size I (5.50 mm)


ch 37; hdc in the back ridge only in third ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off.  Sew or pin the ribbon together.

Here's another version to crochet...

ch32; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, = 31 sc

ch1, turn; sc in next 22 sc; ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in remaining sts.

Finish off and slip one end of the ribbon through the keyhole.

You can crochet smaller versions of these ribbons by using smaller hooks, thinner yarn, and/or less stitches.

 Here's a chart of all the different meanings of different colors of ribbons... (click on picture to enlarge)

for more options.

#crochet #freeCrochetPattern  #cancerawareness