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A fun charity makealong for Cure Childhood Cancer featuring 20 free knit square patterns and 20 free crochet square patterns.
I am so excited to announce that in the month of October, Hortense from Knitting With Chopsticks and I will be hosting the Charity Cozy Fall Makealong! Both of us have personal stories that led us to host this event to create awareness and to raise some funds for the charity Cure Childhood Cancer.
How the Charity Cozy Fall MAL will work:
Each weekday from Oct. 4th to the 29th, we will be sharing free square patterns (one knit and one crochet square) from different designers. Make sure to come to this post and check back each day to see the squares of the day below under the “FREE Crochet Square Patterns” and “FREE Knit Square Patterns” headings.
The blanket that you’ll be making will be a truly special one. All the squares can be donated to a charity from the list provided. That’s not all, you will have the opportunity to donate to Cure Childhood Cancer by purchasing a complete bundle of all the squares at a discounted price. Fifty percent of proceeds from each bundle sale will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
Cure Childhood Cancer’s mission is to help fund research for childhood cancer and support the kids and their families going through these tough times. From meals and counseling to financial assistance, CURE is committed to walking alongside families throughout their cancer journey. You can find more information over on their website here.
MAL PARTICIPATION GIVEAWAY:
The MAL is a great opportunity for you to learn some new stitches and techniques. I hope you’ll follow along and join in on the fun!
Share your squares on social media (Instagram, Facebook groups) with hashtag #CozyFallMAL during the makealong for a chance to win. Make sure to tag us on Instagram @noorsknits and @knittingwithchopsticks so we can see!
MAL Giveaway Prize (valued at $78; one winner):
- Snuggled Up Stitch Marker by Hello Lavender Designs (Valued at $25)
- Worsted weight hand-dyed skein (Sugar Maple colorway) by Hawari Bazaar Yarn Co. (Valued at $28)
- $25 Furls Gift Card
*This Giveaway is open worldwide!
Cozy Fall Crochet and Knit Blanket Squares Pattern Bundles:
Each bundle will be available for $16 (that’s just a few cents per pattern and you get a total of 20 complete square patterns in each bundle!). Save even more when you purchase both the knit and crochet square bundles! You’ll get the second one at just $10!
Fifty percent of proceeds from bundle sales will go towards Cure Childhood Cancer. This is a great opportunity for us to use our crafting skills to raise funds and awareness! By the end of October, you’ll have made 40 completely unique knit and crochet 8” squares by different designers.
What’s Included in the Bundle?
- 20 Gorgeous fall inspired crochet square patterns (crochet square bundle) and 20 Gorgeous fall inspired knit square patterns (knit square bundle).
- Each square is designed for an 8″ square to form the coziest fall blanket. Many patterns include instructions to adjust the size for other projects.
- Each square is designed in worsted weight yarn so you can use up your stash.
- Designed with beginners to more advanced crafters in mind to help you expand your crochet and knitting skills. These squares are a great opportunity to learn new skills and try new techniques.
Purchase 1 or both pattern bundles, each purchase counts as an entry to win one of the three prize bundles. 3 chances to win. 1st prize, 2nd prize, and 3rd prize. (Open worldwide)
- 1st Prize: Basic Winding Station from Knit Picks and a $50 Gift card from Furls Crochet (Valued at $160)
- 2nd Prize: Rooster Yarn Bowl from Darn Good Yarn and the Blocking Tool Starter Kit from Knit Picks (Valued at $100)
- 3rd Prize: A Crate from Knitcrate and a Complete Snuggle Puff Value Pack from Knit Picks (Valued at $120)
Be the FIRST to get your hands on all of the square patterns in one curated bundle! Get a head start on the Makealong while you give back to a great cause!
Why Cure Childhood Cancer?
If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw my post but I lost a sweet baby nephew to cancer last year and I would like to honor his memory and do something to give back to other families experiencing hardships as a result of childhood cancer.
Cure Childhood Cancer is a great organization working towards funding research for childhood cancer and supporting the kids and their families going through these tough times. From meals and counseling to financial assistance, CURE is committed to walking alongside families throughout their cancer journey
Cure Childhood Cancer has recently:
Funded $34,000,000 in research
Provided $1,926,727 in Financial Assistance
Served 124,373 Meals in the Hospital
You also have the opportunity to help CURE reach their goals by grabbing one or both of the pattern bundles! Help us make a difference! Remember each purchase counts as an entry into the raffle where you can win 1 of 3 amazing prize bundles!
Where to Donate Finished Squares/Blankets:
Below is a list of organizations where you can donate your finished squares and blankets. You should still contact each organization before sending in the squares just in case they have specific requirements/restrictions regarding Covid safety.
Crochet for Cancer – Find your nearest chapter location, you can send anywhere. Get the complete list of locations HERE and read the full FAQ HERE.
Project Linus – Click on the state to find chapter locations where you can donate HERE
Knit for Kids – Find out where to send your completed items by clicking HERE.
When sending your items, please do not use tags, labels or pinning of sizes on any of the items as they will need to be removed prior to shipping.
Please send them to:
Knit for Kids
c/o World Vision
210 Overlook Drive
Sewickley PA 15143
Binky patrol – Check out the main website for details HERE
Find your local chapter from the drop down on the upper right hand corner.
The main chapters are below:
Carolyn Berndt, Director
145 North Lemon
Orange, CA 92868
Susan Finch, Founder
PO Box 652
Beaverton, OR 97005
Share-a-Square – Find them on Instagram, send squares to:
14 Box Leaf Court
231 East Main St. Suite 160
Round Rock, TX
Compiled from Charity Guide (2021) from Little Johns Yarn
FREE CROCHET SQUARE PATTERNS:
Pumpkin Crochet Square Pattern by Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks
Little Acorns Mosaic Crochet Pattern by Sarah of Ned & Mimi
3 Color Square by Tasha of Stardust Gold Crochet
Mocha Square by Suzanne of Crafting Each Day
Rustling Leaves Square by Michelle of Tales of Knots
Sunburst Square by Claire of King and Eye Co UK
Autumn Bobble Square by Crochet and Twists
Essa Square by Christaco Design
Fall Waffle Stitch Crochet Square by Carroway Crochet
Tunisian Arrowhead Square by Noorain or Noor’s Knits
Beanberry Square by Ginger of Yarn Geek
Marguerite Square by Shannon of the Loophole Fox Crochet
Acorn Square by Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Crochet Moss Stitch Blanket Square by Olga of My Crochet Space
FREE KNIT SQUARE PATTERNS:
X Marks the Spot Knit Square by Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks
Arcadia Square by April of Banana Moon Studio
Crema Square by Crystal of Christa Co Design
Woodfire Square by Mary Beth of Hooked 4 Life LLC
Plaid Spooky Square by Shehla of The Blue Elephants
Of Cables and Bobbles by Katherine of Jojodabom
Fall Cable Square by A Box of Twine
Seeds of Love Afghan Square by Wandering Hoof Ranch
C2C Herringbone Stitch Square by Made by Gootie
Mossinette Square by Noorain of Noor’s Knits
Autumn Weave Square by Ginger of Yarn Geek
Zig Zag Seed Square by Noorain of Noor’s Knits
Bianca Square by Christaco Design
Swallowtail Square by Alison of Claire De Lune Fiber Arts