How you can use crochet to help in the Gulf

Like many people, I have been moved by the plight of the marine life that calls the Gulf of Mexico home.

Over at Craft Hope (where the motto is “spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time”), they have teamed up with The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Audubon Nature Institute, and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge to create project 8 to assist in providing materials needed to clean up the animals affected by the oil spill.

What is needed are cotton clothes in sizes of 10″x10″ or 7″x14″. These cloths, which will be used to clean oil from the nooks and crannies of the marine life in the Gulf, can be crocheted, knitted, or made from old cotton material (sheets for example) that can be cut and hemmed in the sizes indicated.

Here is my first effort:

crochet cotton granny square
Fiesta Ombre Granny Square

I used Pisgah Yarns, Peaches & Creme with a 4.5mm hook. The result was a square that was just about exactly 10″x10″.

I urge everyone interested in participating to get more information from the Craft Hope website, but if you just want a quick overview, here is what you need to know:

The deadline is July 3.

If you are able to include a bottle of two of Dawn liquid dish detergent that would be welcome also.

Please send your 10″x10″ or 7″x14″ cloths in batches of 10 and/or 20 to:

Kimberly Davion
c/o IMMS Oil Spill Relief
1700 East La Rua Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501

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4 thoughts on “How you can use crochet to help in the Gulf

  1. I went to the link looking for knitting information. Unfortunately, I’m too much of novice to be able to just do these w/o pattern, needle size recommendation, etc. I’ll keep looking but was wondering if you have any ideas?

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