Sunday, 1 November 2015

Home-Start Snowflake Appeal

Hello..........The other day over on Instagram sometime mentioned to me the Home-Start Snowflake Appeal, which I hadn't heard about, so I popped over to here to find out all about it.

Yes I was already hooking up a few Snowflakes for a yet to be announced Summerhouse Christmas project, so I figured why not make a few more for this wonderful charity, which gives help and support to struggling families in the UK because lets face it with all the cuts the government has been making, a lot more people will be struggling this Christmas.

So I've decided to dedicated this weekend to making some Snowflakes to post off  to the Charity, all the snowflakes are going to be displayed on a tree at the Christmas Handmade Fair at Manchester Central on the 22nd November and the organisers are hoping to get 30,000 snowflakes, so why don't you get to hooking up some too? As I have lots of yarn and hooks already, I've just made some snowflakes, from a pattern I already had but you can order a kit and download a pattern from, should you choose.

In no time at all I had quite a little flurry on my hands

using fine cottons and lace weight yarns, although I think maybe they still need a little blocking

I made big and small snowflakes, as we all know no two snowflakes are ever the same, you can also make a donation to help the charity, which we will also be doing here at the Summerhouse.

Thanks for helping, if you decide to join in.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. what a great idea.Crocheting and helping a charity.I'm off now to find some yarn and a pattern.Love yours.

  2. My friend works for homestart and I am seeing her soon so I will make some ready to hand over. J o x

  3. Hi I will be joining in with this asap!
    thanks for the info!

  4. I have already made two using Attic24s pattern.My challenge---how many can I make during Downton Abbey!!!

  5. I wish I'd heard about this sooner I will try and make some too, your snowflakes are lovely. :)

  6. These are lovely, Clare, and extra special because they are going to charity.

  7. Sooo pretty, Clare! I wish I knew how to crochet just so I could make some of these myself! *hugs* :)

  8. Such pretty snowflakes! Like Lisa, i want to learn to crochet so I could make some. Aren't you tempted to make a few extra to put in your windows?

    1. Yes I'm making so for Christmas cards and have had some request from friends, so I still have a flurry to hook up xxx

  9. I am up to 30 snowflakes made so far.I haven't a photo on my blog.

  10. Those are wonderful snowflakes! Looks like you really enjoyed a lot!