Crochet Hexagons for a Good Cause

I wrote about Natasja’s blog, Crochetime earlier. Natasja is the one who is behind Crochet for Kidneys, an initiative that results in warm crochet blankets delivered to patients with dialysis in the UK. The first event took place in November, I also sent a few granny squares by post, that were later joined together with other squares to form blankets. You can read a lot about this process in Natasja’s blog. And you should definitely look at the pictures of the patients receiving the blankets.ย Can you imagine: they are just sitting there, receiving their long, probably not too pleasent treatments, and then a complete stranger walks up to them, to hand over a beautiful, hand-made blanket… You can see the surprise and happiness on their faces, it is fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ I felt so proud about my 4 little, crooked squares I sent, when I saw that gentleman hugging the blanket ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to be a part of the same thing, and you can crochet, here is your time! Natasja is organising the second part of Crochet for Kidneys, this time she would like to receive hexagons from crocheters around the World. You can read about the details in her post, she also provides some sources for different hexagon patterns. I already started to make some of them. Simple hexagons and african flowers – I especially enjoyed the latter ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Hexagons

So if you can imagine yourself sitting back in a nice armchair, surrounded by some yarn in between two Christmas meals, I suggest you make some hexagons ๐Ÿ™‚ Deadline is in February.

African Flowers

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Crochet Granny Squares for a Good Cause

Do you know Natasja’s blog, Crochetime? Well, if you don’t, and you crochet, you should check it out.

Natasja is orginising something, that for me looks like a fantastic event, Crochet for Kidney Research UK. ย It is about making crochet blankets for people with kidney failures, dialysis, to keep them warm while receiving treatments. If you live in the UK and if you have the possibilitiy, I suggest you meet up there in November. ย Apart from serving a good cause, it sounds like a very nice gathering. Unfortunately, since I live in Denmark, I cannot show up in person. Luckily there is the possibility to send granny squares by post directly to Natasja, and the squares will be joined into blankets on the spot.

So I contacted her, received her postal address, and started to make some grannies. The official colours of kidney research are purple and pink, so I grabbed some yarn from my stash in the above mentioned colours.

lovely yarn

I decided to make 4 squares. 2 of them I chose to be in purple and following a geometric pattern, thinking about the gentlemen who would get the blankets.

purple grannies

And the other 2 are made following a little more feminine, sunflower pattern.

sunflower grannies

I hope Natasja and her fellow crocheters would be able to use my squares, and they will bring some joy to those, who will eventually receive the blankets. Plus, I had fun crocheting them ๐Ÿ™‚