Saturday, January 16, 2010

Helping HAITI!

Following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti the other day, many knitters and crocheters are wondering what to do.

The first thing, is donate money, through your church, through the Red Cross... get those dollars there to help with immediate first response needs.

I have created a page on my website with some information for those of us with more yarn than money. We can be part of the second response teams...


You can use any pattern you want to make 6"x6" or 7"x7" washcloths. See my page for mailing address.

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

Chain 25

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.


Let's pray for the people of Haiti and then do something more by making items that are needed and that have a means to get to the people.
Hugs and happiness!



Anonymous said...

Bev, what a wonderful site you have, you have inspired me to crochet for charity. On the donations of washclothes for Haiti, what did you mean by "In memo line put: Tools for ER or Haiti Relief, under World Care?"
Is that on line, or do I send a letter to World Care, when I mail the wash cloths? You have been my "online" Mentor! Thanks, Alma

bevq said...

Actually, I just copied and pasted that address and info from their website.

I just checked their site again and see that it says:
"Monetary donations are needed towards shipping, purchasing materials in/for the area. Mail checks to:"
So those instructions must be for checks so they know what the money is to be used for! I will remove that line from my website.