Knitters and crocheters want to know, what can we do to help the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake? Initially money is needed so that water and fresh food can be purchased for the people of Haiti. Many of us don't have money but we do have yarn and willing hands and hearts. So we can be part of the second responders. Be cautious when donating monies. Be certain the charity is legitimate like the Red Cross.
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Readers have asked me how knitters and crocheters can help Haiti so I have been searching for links to places who are offering help to the victims of the recent earthquake.
Warming Families is helping an orphanage in Haiti through the LOVE A CHILD charity - the handmade needs include washcloths, bears, dolls, socks, booties, bibs, baby hats and more. Click on the Warming Families link to find out more and for mailing address.
If you are a member of Ravelry.com, there are a couple of groups there helping. This is the one I joined to knit/crochet blanket squares:
Hugs for Haiti is collecting blanket squares, knit or crocheted, any size or color.
These blankets will be distributed through WORLD CARE
I see on World Care's list of needs they are also asking for washcloths (6"-10" are a good size) which we could make, and finished blankets blankets: (36" x 45") or twin sized quilts would help comfort many.
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In memo line put: Tools for ER or Haiti Relief
The Humanitarian Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are calling for:
Take these to your local LDS Humanitarian center/DI or mail them to:
Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Washcloth to make for Haiti or any Humanitarian Aid cause
Copyright 2010 Beverly A. Qualheim
Size approx. 6.5" square
Size H crochet hook and 1 oz cotton yarn
Row 1: 3 DC in 3rd ch from hook; *(skip 1 ch, sc in next, skip 1 ch, 3 dc (shell made) in next); repeat from * across row. End with 3 dc in last chain, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in ase of chain 3 (shell), sc in 2nd dc (middle of shell), skip 1 st, 3 dc in sc, sk 1, sc in middle st of shell; repeat across. Last st is sc in middle of shell. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Sc in middle dc of shell, skip 1 st, 3 dc in sc, sk 1, sc in middle st of shell; repeat across, ending with 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for 15 rows. End off and weave in yarn tails.
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