Friday 1 December 2017

Little Hearts for Grace

Welcome to the #littleheartsforgrace Charity CAL page

The Story

Grace is the little girl of a good friend of mine and Jen of @justlittlejen. At the age of 3, Grace has just undergone her third open heart surgery to help her cope with a condition she was born with - half a heart. Since her birth, Grace's family have tirelessly raised money for charities that have helped their little girl. In particular, Little Hearts Matter and Bristol Children's Hospital. 
Now, Jen and I would like to help, and we would love it if you could help us too! 


Being the yarn lovers that we are, Jen and I decided to help the best way we know: crochet! We have brought together an AHMAZING set of eight designers, who have very kindly given their time to design Afghan squares. What we would like you to do is chose one (or more!) of the eight designs, make a square, and send it to us. The CAL will run from 2 Dec 2017 to 31 Jan 2018, we are then hoping to have enough squares to make a blanket to raffle in connection with Grace's charities. 

Huge thanks to @kaidalys, @jellybean_junction, @make.e, @crafty_CC, @annaboos_house, @happyberrycrochet, @sweet_sharna and @noblecharactercrafts for their time designing the squares.

What To Do


Have a look at the squares below, chose one you like, and click on it to download the pattern.
All the squares are worked in DK yarn, and should work up to a finished size of 15cm. Grace's favourite colour is purple, so we would love the squares to be made in purples and pastels. 


Once you have made your square(s), please send them to:
In Stitches, 22 Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4JQ
Please mark your envelopes with a heart so we know what goodies are inside! This is our local yarn shop, which has kindly agreed to help.


UK laws governing raffles are pretty tight, so we will only be able to raffle the blanket locally and with the charities' approval, and not online. But if you would like to donate even just £1 or $1 to help support these wonderful charities and in return for the designers' free patterns, we have set up a JustGiving page where the money will go direct to the charity. You can also read more about Grace's story on the page here:


Last but not least, we would love for you to share the CAL and the square you have made online, and to encourage anyone else you know who enjoys crochet to get involved too. 
Please use the hashtag #littleheartsforgrace and follow the Instagram account @littleheartsforgrace for updates on the CAL and how the blanket is progressing. Myself, @lottieandalbert, and Jen, @justlittlejen, will also be sharing updates on our pages too.

So that's it! Make - Send - Donate - Share


Click on a caption below a square to download the pattern

Double Heart Square by @jellybean_junction

Mandala Heart Square by @crafty_CC

Bobble Heart Square by @kaidalys

Motif Heart Square by @annaboos_house

Corner to Corner Heart Square by @make.e

Granny Heart Square by @happyberrycrochet

Solid Heart Granny by @noblecharactercrafts
Big Heart Square by @sweet_sharna

Little Hearts for Grace @littleheartsforgrace

Thank you for supporting this CAL run by @lottieandalbert and @justlittlejen to raise money for the charities Little Hearts Matter and Bristol Children’s Hospital

Please mark your envelope with a heart and post your finished square(s) to:
In Stitches, 22 Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4JQ

Don’t forget to share the CAL using #littleheartsforgrace


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