Free Crochet Tutorial: Cancer Awareness Ribbon

To make a cancer awareness ribbon like this:

crochet ribbon for cancer awareness
A completed crochet cancer awareness ribbon for sarcoma

You will need the following:

–Worsted weight yarn in the appropriate color for the cancer about which you want to raise awareness (I am using yellow for sarcoma)
–3.75mm hook
–A yarn needle to weave in ends (my personal favorite being the Clover bent-tipped yarn needle)

Note: all stitches are worked into the ridge at the back of each chain

Using the hook and worsted weight yarn, chain 24:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Chain 24

Work an hdc in the second chain from hook:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Work 1 hdc in through the back ridge of the second chain from the hook

Work 1 hdc in each of the next 7 chains (8hdc so far):

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Work 1 hdc in each of the next 7 chains

Work 2 hdc in each of the next 7 chains (22 hdc so far):

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Work 2 hdc in each of the next 7 chains

Work 1 hdc in next chain (23 hdc):

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Work 1 hdc in next chain

Chain 2:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Chain 2

Skip two chains and work 1 hdc in next chain (24 hdc and one chain-2 space):

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Skip 2 chains and work 1 hdc in next chain

and in each of the 4 remaining chains (28 hdc and one chain-2 space):

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Work 1 hdc in each of the four remaining chains

Chain 1:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Chain 1

Join with a slip to to the very first chain made:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Join with a slip stitch to the very first chain made

Slip the right-hand end of the crochet ribbon through the chain-2 space as shown:

crochet cancer awareness ribbon free pattern
Cancer awareness ribbon, crocheted, and assembled with ends in need of weaving in

Weave in ends and secure the ribbon.

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8 thoughts on “Free Crochet Tutorial: Cancer Awareness Ribbon

  1. I got a little confused at first cause I was following the directions above the picture and the caption directly below the picture. But once I saw that mistake, it was easy to figure it out. Thank you so much for this mini before bed project!

  2. Thank you for sharing.
    I am a breast cancer survivor and have made some hats to donate and would like to make more to donate.
    I just found out another woman I know was diagnosed with breast cancer about a month ago.
    Thank you for all you do to help others! <3

  3. Thanks for the pattern! I’m planning on making these gray with safety pins for brain tumour awareness. Wear Gray in May! I have survived brain surgery to have my tumour removed and I want to share these ribbons.

    1. Good for you to care enough to share your story & make these ribbons to share.
      My son passed away several months ago from Gliobastoma stage 4 brain cancer.
      So happy for you that your tumor was removed & are doing good.
      This is an important message to get out with these gray ribbons. Thank you for wanting to do
      this.

  4. thank you so much i will be making hats with the color ribbon with colored hats in my sisters name pam she passed of triple neg 4 breast cancer, i my self of breast cancer i am cancer free 2 years. also for my mum she has been told in aug she had small cell lung cancer along with bone cancer they give her months so thank you for this and i will join in and take to our cancer center in our town thank you again for the inspiration to do this it will help me deal with what is to come in the coming months with my mother/

  5. Thank you for sharing I’m a breast cancer.I’m a breast cancer survivor.I’m always making hats for oncology clinic and for hospital for sick kids as well.Now I’m going to make this ribbon to donate as well.

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