Crochet for Charity

For Charity – Calling All!

We are so excited to be sending this call out today to our Happily Hooked subscribers and non-subscribers alike for charity.
Happily Hooked is calling on you to grab your hooks and for charity over the next few weeks!  If you've been wanting to do something nice for a charity through your art, this is the perfect opportunity.
Our chosen charity is Empty Cradle, an organization that helps grieving parents with memory boxes to honor the babies they lost.

empty cradle logo

photo courtesy of Empty Cradle


“Empty Cradle is a peer support group for parents who have experienced the loss of their baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR, infant death, SIDS or SUID. Our goal is to offer bereaved families support via a resource parent network, through monthly meetings, written materials and partnership with the health care community.”

Steps to Take:

1. Sign up for updates on the donation drive here.
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2. Start crocheting your beanies and blankets!
3. Keep an eye out for a few e-mails over the coming weeks, and here are the updates you'll receive:

    • The first e-mail will ask you to share photos of your work with us.
    • The second e-mail will provide the contact information on where to send your finished objects.
    • The third e-mail will be us sharing the love and showcasing your generous donations on the blog.

Empty Cradle Needs:


If you need inspiration, head over to our Baby Beanie Basics post on how to create a baby beanie in all sizes, it also has a downloadable PDF file for crown sizing that is made to scale.  No guesswork!
What we need:

  • Micro-preemie
  • Preemie
  • Newborn

Baby Blankets

We've compiled a roundup of free baby blanket patterns to help you find the perfect project.

  • 24″ x 24″ or smaller

Materials to Use


All colors and sizes.  Because we aren't sure about allergies parents or siblings may have, it is best to use yarn types that do not cause allergy flares, like acrylic or cotton.

Yarn Weight

The recommended yarn weight for the pattern is best, but ultimately, baby blankets are great in a 3 weight or 4 weight.

Please keep an eye out for the e-mails you will receive over the next few weeks for updates on the charity drive and how to share your finished objects with our Happily Hooked Community.  Thank you so much for taking the time out to craft for a good cause!

Show Us Your Work!

Use hashtag #happilyhookedcrochetforcharity
If you haven't joined the Happily Hooked Community, subscribe and stop wondering what you're missing out on!  We have a wonderful staff of crocheters dedicated to providing you the best customer service, and a joyful experience!

Crochet for Charity by Happily Hooked Magazine


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