Reaching Out, One Stitch At a Time

Crocheting For A Cause

Astoria Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Astoria Infinity was inspired by my daughter’s mission – A Heart for the Homeless. I was asked what patterns would be a good fit for the hats & scarves. The quick answer is, anything! But I decided to add some quick & easy patterns that […]

A Heart for the Homeless – Mission: Hats & Scarves

A Heart for the Homeless – Mission: Hats & Scarves

This summer my 15 year old daughter went on a mission trip with our church’s youth group. They spent a week working in soup kitches and doing outreach ministry to the homeless – which included handing out blankets and food – and even doing some […]

Lapghan of Love Crochet Pattern

The Lapghan of Love crochet pattern was created especially for those going through chemo, or other health related struggles, that could use some extra warmth. When you add some love from the maker it is sure to bring some comfort when they need it most. […]

Climbing Ivy Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

Charity has always been a big part of where my crochet heart is at, so I’m excited to be a part of this year’s scarf drive. Sonya from Blackstone Designs has done all the legwork and gotten a great group of designers together to create scarf […]

What to do When a Prayer Shawl Doesn’t Fit

The original prayer shawl ministry began in 1998 and has spread so much in the last 18 years. If you’ve never heard of it, to quick, overall concept is, you make a shawl and pray for the recipient before and while you’re making it, in […]

Crochet from the Heart

Sometimes there are no words. Sometimes there is nothing you can do to make things better. And I think many times, when your heart is breaking, crocheters (and crafters in general) want to do something. Anything…. That’s when many of us pick up our hooks, […]

Breaking My Own Rules

Cancer . . . . to put it mildly, it stinks. Most of us have been affected by it, are survivors of it, or know someone who has been changed by it. Christmas Day will be one year since I lost my biological father to […]

Awareness Ribbon Afghan Raffle

I’m raffling off this completed afghan. It has 64 different cause ribbons (Most mean more than one thing. I can include a list of each meaning with the afghan). Raffle tickets are $5 each. You pick a number 1 – 100.  There is a link […]

Free Preemie Blanket Crochet Pattern

I hold a special place in my have for parents who have lost a child. Having lost 5 babies to miscarriage, and having one sister who was stillborn, I have been try to help other mothers’ deal with those feelings.  I started a ministry last […]

Wrapped In Love Ministries

Some of you know that I’ve been working on starting up a ministry for those who have lost a baby due to stillbirth, or preemie death.  I’ve finally got a blog up, and have made it “official”.  Here’s my opening blog post, with some info about the ministry. […]