This is my 4th year doing this project with my church (Hollywood United Methodist) Youth Group. I am making & collecting hand knit/crochet monsters to donate to Hope Gardens Family Center (homeless shelter for women & children escaping abuse). Each child at the shelter will receive a handmade monster as a gift for the holidays. (Approx 70-100 monsters needed)
The project was very successful in past years (2011, 2012,) & 2013 the kids love receiving the monsters.
If you could help out by knitting, crocheting or sewing a monster & have it to me by November 15, 2014, they will be delivered to the kids in early Dec.
I will accept all types of monsters as long as they are kid friendly & can be used by the kids for bedtime snuggling. They can be any type of yarn (please no mohair or angora) as long as they are soft enough to snuggle with at bedtime without being scratchy or itchy. No buttons or other attachments that might pose a choking hazard to small children. (Safety eyes are OK for the older children.) Monsters should also be machine washable, as a well loved monster will get a bit dirty & need many baths.
I have also designed my own knitted monsters that you can download for free: Otto and Pockets & Baby.
A great pattern for sewn monsters is McCall’s Crafts M5826
Monster donations can be sent to:
PO Box 345
Burlington, NJ 08016
More info on the “Monsters For” projects can be found here.
MONSTER COUNT: 100
Big thank you to the following…
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