Featured Member Crochet: April 25

Hello again from Starting Chain. This evening we’d like to celebrate some of the wonderful crochet work that has been done by our readers. We can all admire the beauty of their creations.

We, of course, love seeing hand-work going to charity or for fundraisers. It’s very nice to see the beautiful blanket going to Project Linus and would like to give a special word of appreciation to Cindy for sharing it with us.

Thanks also goes to Jan and Joann and to everyone else who has shared their crochet-from-the-heart.

from: Cindy Di Maggio Stewart: “Our afghan we created for the Linus Project.”

Project Linus provides hand-made blankets or afghans for children who are severely ill or have been traumatized or in need of that sense of warmth and comfort that hand-worked, soft blankets can provide. The non-profit charity is headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, and has chapters all over the county. You can see the chapters listed via aninteractive map here.

The project also has suggestions forpatterns and a page with very good links.

Again, we’d like to say “bravo” to Cindy and her friends. The afghan is beautiful and we know it will bring much comfort.

from: Jean Fisher: “I finally finished my baby afghan for our new Grandchild that is due in June.”

from: Joann Panzica: “Here’s my first entrelac baby blanket. It was made with Red Heart baby econo pompadour yarn.”

Entrelac crochet is a technique used to create continuous diamond or square shapes, often resembling a postage stamp quilt. There are several very good online tutorials, including YouTube videos, on how to do it. We love it!

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