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Craft for a Cause + Christmas Cookie Exchange

  • Sue R's House

    TBA, Lake Villa, IL (map)

    42.416965 -88.073975

  • The address will be sent privately to each person that RSVPs
  • We took some time off over the summer from our Crafting for a Cause, but let's get back to making our beautiful crochet lap blankets for military veterans in the North Chicago VA Hospital.

    So how do we make these blankets? 

    We spend a couple of hours chatting with friends over a cup of coffee while we create crochet squares from yarn.  The squares are joined together to form a comforting lap blanket for one of our country's veterans. The squares are a very simple version of the "granny square".

    NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED! You will learn everything you need to know to produce a blanket square, and it's easy enough that you may be able to make at least one complete square while we are together. It's easy! There is NO take-home work, and ALL materials and tools will be provided.

    There is a great video tutorial online that shows how to make this granny square.  If you would like to watch the video, here is the link:

    A link with written instructions and pictures will be posted - I'm working to simplify the instructions to make it easier to follow. :-)

    Bonus for our December crafting get together - a Holiday Cookie Exchange! If you are interesting in participating, answer "Yes" to the cookie exchange question when you RSVP, and you will get a message with the details.

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  • Traci

    I am planning to try to be there, wont know til that day if I can leave work early. If I am able to come, I wont be part of the cookie exchange. Hope I can make it. :)

    1 · December 1

    • Sue R.

      Oh that's fine. Hope to see you!

      4 days ago

  • Arlene K.

    Hi..I'd like to come and learn how to crochet, especially for a good cause. I don't bake, though, so I won't be able to do the cookie recipies, I'm afraid!..Let me know if this is okay.

    1 · 6 days ago

    • Karen Z

      Absolutely, please join us!

      6 days ago

  • Jodi

    I would be interested in learning how to do this, but have a memorial service to attend that day.

    November 27

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RSVPs close: Dec 10 at 9:00 PM

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