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Security Blankets Charity Drive 2018

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AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns is partnering with Project Linus and Lorna's Laces to host a Security Blankets Charity Drive for sick and traumatized children in need of warmth and comfort.

From November 16 to December 17, 2018, we will be collecting your beautiful blankets to donate to Project Linus.

Children find solace in snuggling blankets, especially those handmade with care and compassion. And kids who have been through an illness or other traumatic experience are extra in need of comfort. So become a "Blanketeer" this holiday season and nourish the little heart of a grateful child with your handmade security blanket!


Share Your Progress: We'd love to see how your blankets are coming along! Post your progress on social media with the hashtag #YarnItForward.

PLUS, when we receive your blanket, you’ll be entered to win a stellar hand-dyed yarn bundle from Lorna’s Laces!

Send Your Completed Blankets to:

Prime Publishing, LLC
Attn: Security Blankets Charity Drive
3400 Dundee Road, Ste. 220
Northbrook, IL 60062

Note: Your donation must be postmarked by December 17th for contest entry.


MAKE A BLANKET (General Requirements)

  1. For contest entry: please make sure to include a note with your your name, address, phone number, and email address.
  2. Blankets can be square or rectangular with each side measuring AT LEAST 36 inches; they can be crocheted, knitted, quilted, or tied-fleece.
  3. Blankets created or stored in a smoking environment cannot be accepted under any circumstances.
  4. Do not create any blanket near peanut butter or nuts of any kind.
  5. Wash and dry blankets created in a home where there is a pet. Check for pet hair on the blanket and place in a plastic bag before donating.
  6. Do not attach any embellishments, such as buttons, sequins, or ribbons to the blankets.
  7. Do not use any fabric or yarn that has been exposed to mold or mildew.


  1. Use acrylic (washable) yarn, not wool, in child-friendly colors.
  2. The pattern should not create large holes where fingers or medical equipment could get tangled.
  3. Remember to weave in at least a 4-inch tail of yarn when finishing.


Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket 
Hook this stunning yet easy security blanket, a NEW PATTERN designed by especially for our 2018 Security Blankets Charity Drive!


Little Brother/Little Sister Security Blanket


Soulful Sierra Security Blanket
You won't believe how easy it is to hook this beyond beautiful NEW PATTERN for a child in need. Thanks to for this gorgeous original design created especially for our 2018 Security Blankets Charity Drive!


Soulful Sierra Security Blanket

Chevron Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

The lovely Chevron Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket is super quick and easy to work up, and would make a great security blanket for a child in need.

Chevron Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

Bundle in Blue Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Hook this classic cabled Bundle in Blue Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern in any color for a more gender neutral or girlie security blanket.

Bundle in Blue Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Knit-Look Chunky Afghan

The Knit-Look Chunky Afghan is the perfect beginner-friendly pattern to hook for a tighter weave that won't catch on any hospital equipment.

Knit-Look Chunky Afghan

Falling Petals Afghan

Hook the Falling Petals Afghan to help the spirits of a child in need soar! This easy pattern makes the perfect size blanket for the Security Blankets Charity Drive, works up quickly, and you can customize the colors as you please.

Falling Petals Afghan

Cotton Candy Crochet Baby Blanket

This super soft and snuggly Cotton Candy Crochet Baby Blanket would be the perfect security blanket to help comfort a sick or traumatized child.

Cotton Candy Crochet Baby Blanket

33 Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

These 33 Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns offer a wide variety of simple blanket patterns that would work beautifully as security blankets for our charity drive!

33 Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns
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I would love to make blankets or shawls for charity. Problem is, I don't crochet. How about knit patterns?

As detailed above, our blankets drive accepts all manner of handmade blankets, whether crochet, knit, quilted, tied-fleece or anything else you can dream up that's cozy for a kiddo!

I would love to do this, but I am a smoker. One of the hardest things in my life to stop! This is a great idea to make blankets for the charity drive. Sorry I can't help..

Thank you for your generosity! Perhaps you can ask a friend or family member to make a blanket to donate in your honor. )

Is there a knitting equivalent please? Thank you.

Knitters are more than welcome to donate knitted blankets!! Our Blankets Drive and Project Linus accept all kinds of handmade blankets! Your knitting skills would be so very appreciated! ) Basically it's just that AFCAP is hosting the charity drive, but we accept manner of crafted blankets. Let me know if you have any more questions! Thank you! ) Jaji Hammer -Editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns


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