Craftalong for Sandy Relief!
Will you join us?
HOW TO HELP
MAKE IT. Simply knit, crochet or sew a warm garment or blanket–items most needed are hats, socks, gloves/mittens, scarves, sweaters, and blankets. Use one of the quick and easy free patterns we found below, or any pattern you like. If you’d like to include other small items to help the relief effort, feel free to donate another warm garment (new or gently used, please). We are hearing reports that general clothing is no longer needed, so please restrict your donations to warm winter items only.
SEND IT. Send your finished item to 9 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10013 as soon as possible (c/o Natalie Soud). We want to start distributing warm goods within a week or less, so stitch something quick and send it off! Our volunteers will deliver the items to various points in and around New York City. (Although we’ll start delivering immediately, we’ll be accepting donations for the near future, so free free to send projects whenever they’re complete.)
CRAFTALONG. Share what you’ve made and help spread the word! Please, please, please blog, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, and Pin that you’re participating in the Sandy Craftalong as soon as you can (like today!) so that we can get as many hands stitching as possible. Then, when you finish your project, share what you’ve made by posting it on your own blog and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sandycraftalong. Also remember to use the tags #makeitbetter and #sandycraftalong
WHERE TO FIND THE PATTERNS:
1. Socks (knitted) via Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller
2. Wool blanket (sewn) via Brett Bara for Design*Sponge
3. Easy bound fleece blanket (sewn) via See Kate Sew – we also found these easy fleece mitten and sock tutorials
4. Upcycled mittens (sewn from an old sweater) via A Beautiful Mess – there’s also an upcycled hat tutorial at the same link
5. Hat (knitted) via Kollabora
6. Scarf (crocheted) via Vickie Howell for Bernat – you just need a free account to view the pattern on the web, or here’s the PDF
It’s so nice that you’re all doing this. I have family and friends in New Jersey that I’ve been sending things to. They’re still without power, it’s been cold, and it’s snowing today. I know how much they’ve appreciated what we’ve sent to them so I know the recipients of everything you make will treasure every project. It’s great when people pull together helping eachother.
Hi Vickie! Thanks so much for posting this – we really appreciate your help! We have some updated address info as people have had a little trouble getting the USPS to recognize the first address:
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Dd and I are putting a package together today to be mailed tomorrow! If anyone has the round looms for knitting, hats and scarves can be created in less than 2 hours!
Thanks for organizing this relief effort.