Handmade hats, like the ones stitched by volunteers from the Preemie Project and similar organizations, bring comfort to premature infants and their parents.
Click to download Preemie Hat.
Since 2007, the volunteers who crochet for Comfort for Critters have been stitching up warmth and affection for shelter animals,
increasing the pets' chances of finding a forever home in the process.
Click to download Cat Mat.
With a hook and yarn, a teacher finds solace in stitches, a connection to her mother,
and a way to bring crafters around the country together to support cancer patients.
Click to download Chemo Blanket.
For 115 years, volunteers for Christmas at Sea have been warming the hearts (and heads)
of mariners who are far from home for the holidays with handmade hats.
Click to download Christmas at Sea Scarf.
Love and stitches from a caring stranger bring a bright note of encouragement to foster students across the country.
For kids in crisis, happiness is a warm (handmade) blanket.
Perfect for spring markets, Annie Modesitt's Super Squares Tote also makes a wonderful beach bag.
We wanted to include a project that uses Laurie Coma's single crochet tapestry technique, so Margret Willson came up with this colorful Mountainscape Intarsia Pillow worked in a medium/worsted -weight yarn.
To read the article about the Faces of Heroines project click here.
Our free pattern from issue 2 is the Purple Stitch Project's So Cute Purse by Vickie Howell.
It's size-perfect for ages 4 through 10.
Warm Up America squares by Carrie Carpenter was featured in our premier issue.
The patterns for these squares (yes, they're rectangles, but everyone's always called them "squares"),
can be downloaded by clicking here.