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June 2021

After The Storm Comfort Blanket

By Vanessa 6 months ago

They say after the storm, there is calm, as the sun emerges from the clouds. As we slowly drift into the summer months, it’s the perfect time to create this pretty blanket featuring bobble clouds with colourful raindrops!

The After the Storm Comfort Blanket has been designed by Crochet Sanctuary, exclusively for The Knitting Network and featured in Woman’s Weekly magazine as a two-part Crochet A-Long.

"We wanted something to represent pastel rainbow colours, there is a white panel running down the centre which has white fluffy clouds and raindrops from French knots (too cute!) and either side of those clouds are different coloured panels, each panel has a different textured stitch and it’s then top and tailed with beautiful fluffy pom poms. We really enjoyed creating this and feel that it will suit crocheters of abilities." - Lisa & Lynda-Rose, The Crochet Sanctuary.

After The Storm Blanket

You will also require 4mm crochet hook, stitch markers, large pompom maker (for optional pom poms).

The blanket will measure approximately 142.5 x 110cm/56 x 43in when complete. This is an intermediate pattern and would make a gorgeous addition to your home comforts.

After The Storm Comfort Blanket

This pastel blanket is a really enjoyable crochet project. Each colour pack includes all the Emu Classic DK yarn required to make it, plus a copy of the After The Storm Comfort Blanket pattern.

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Charity of the Month - Solving Kids' Cancer

By Vanessa 6 months ago

We’re delighted to be supporting Solving Kids’ Cancer as our charity of the month throughout June!

During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Solving Kids’ Cancer UK, registered charity in England and Wales (1135601) and in Scotland (SCO45094).

We’ll again be matching all donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount raised for the charity.

About Solving Kids’ Cancer:

Solving Kids' Cancer is a parent-led charity fighting for a future where no child dies of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma or suffers due to the treatment they receive. Neuroblastoma is a rare and aggressive childhood cancer; most children are under the age of five. The charity’s mission is help those affected by neuroblastoma, an often aggressive and deadly childhood cancer, by:

  1. Providing hope, information and support to families throughout their journeys
  2. Facilitating access to treatment in partnership with clinicians and researchers
  3. Advancing science through investment and clinical research
  4. Advocating for more effective and less toxic treatments

To find out more about the vital work that Solving Kids’ Cancer does please visit their website here.

Last Month’s Charity:

Throughout May we helped to support Bumblebee Conservation Trust and raised an incredible £1,053, thanks to your checkout donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We’ll also be matching your donations, bringing the total raised for the charity to £2,106.

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