Today is the 1st day of the 1st Crochet Mitten Drive! I am so excited to about this event!
15 designers came together to bring you 15 brand new mitten patterns for a great cause! Let me tell you more about our vision:
I was on my way home one day and I was lost in thought about how much my
life has changed in just the last 5 years, let alone from my young
adult life. I was thinking about all of the stumbling I've done and how
many times I have had to ask for help. Asking for help isn't always
easy...actually, it can be embarrassing! My grandmother is someone who
has always been there for me and one thing she always says is "If you
have it to give, you should!" She believes that if you have extra, then
you should give to someone that has none. Her kind heart and generosity
has inspired me to start this mitten drive. I'm not rich,
but I am blessed with a wonderful family and lots of love. I have a roof
over my head and food on my table. This is much much more than some.
And I want to do something for those less fortunate then us.
I read an article in my local paper about a group of homeless people
living down by the river, some in tents, some not. I live in Maine....we have below zero temps for a lot of the winter. That article broke my heart!
Last year I also overheard a couple of teachers at my child's school
talking about how a few kids didn't even have winter coats, let alone
gloves. That also broke my heart!
These two stories ran together
and I thought "Wow, we can all do so much with just one small gesture.
We could change lives with just one pair of mittens!"
Turns out, a lot of other designers feel the same way I do!
So let's do it folks! Let's make those mittens and give them to someone in need!
I am thrilled to present to you the first mitten design in this Mitten Drive blog hop. After the pattern will be a list of all the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern!
If you're finding this pattern outside of the event, but want to join in on the fun click HERE!
**Thank you for your interest in this pattern. This event has ended and this pattern is no longer free. You can still find it on Ravelry.
Chilly Cables Mittens
I really hope you enjoy this pattern and this mitten drive! Don't forget to add it to you favorites on Ravelry so you can always find it!
Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern (when the pattern is ready I will activate the link here):
9/11: This Post (Blackstone Designs)
Thank you all so much for stopping by and joining in on this wonderful event for a great cause! Keep up to date with my designs by joining the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community! Hope to see you there!!
Pattern © 2015 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not
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pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found.
You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with
all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for
without written permission from the designer.
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