When you join us for this month’s theme, you can do one of two things:

1. Crochet for a charity.

2.  Crochet a gift for someone you love.

There are so many worthwhile charities out there today who would so appreciate homemade crocheted items.  I just wanted to take a minute to share a few with you that I have found through other web sights:

1.  Project Linus. This great organization accepts “new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to the seriously ill and traumatized children”

 2.  Soldier’s Angels. “The Soldiers’ Angels Sewing and Crafting Team provides lovingly      

      created handmade pieces of comfort and support to veterans, to deployed service 

       members and their families.”

3.  Crochet for Cancer. This “is a non- profit Christian volunteer group that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients who are going through treatment and are developing hair loss.”

4. Warm Up America donates handmade afghan blankets to people in need. They then help through homeless and women’s shelters, and natural disaster relief organizations like the Red Cross that distribute these warm blankets to those in need.  Warm Up America asks crocheters to simply work and send in a 7×9-inch block,  and then encourages people to work to join the sections together and make a big blanket.

There are many more even closer to home…

1.  Homeless shelters

2. Nursing homes

3. Hospitals (cancer and new borns)

This list does not even begin to touch the amount of charities out there  – so if you are wanting to reach and be a blessing to someone through your crocheting, just find the charity that touches your heart and determine this will be the month to make that happen.

Secondly; maybe a charity does not appeal to you. Well then you can crochet a special gift for someone that you know and love.  This is not the month to crochet for just anyone or a casual friend.  But chose a person who you really hold dear to your heart.

For instance, I started a dining room runner a few months ago, and in December my Daddy went to Heaven and it sidetracked my project. I have decided to finished it this month and give it to Mom for Mother’s Day.

Whatever one you would like to crochet, just pick the month of April for “Crochet from the Heart” as your theme for motivation.

Looking forward to hearing which one you will choose, if you choose a charity please share the name.  It might inspire another crocheter to join you.

Until Next time keep your hooks flying.