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When the Covid pandemic shut down in-person events, we had to find other creative ways to stay connected. Our YouTube channel has given us a great way to keep everyone updated on charity news and details about our new Shrug Hugs yarns. Subscribing and “liking” our videos is an easy way to support us! We've changed a lot over the past couple of years so please watch our newest episode for our Shrug Hug updates - finished measurements now are 20" x 60". Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to build our volunteer base and continue to find new ways to reach the moms we serve!
Our Shrug Hugs are 20" x 60" knitted, crocheted or tunisian crocheted panels. After receiving, we lace the panel closed to form a Shrug Hug. Shrug Hugs wear like a small poncho but thanks to the weight of the bulky yarns used when making, feel like a hug around your shoulders.
There are so many wonderful yarns out there. Don’t be afraid to experiment. But keep in mind that each yarn, stitch pattern, needle choice and your own tension affect the outcome of your finished fabric and fit. PLEASE NOTE, PANELS CAN BE NO SMALLER THAN 20" X 60" TO WEAR PROPERLY. If you have yarn to spare, anywhere up to 24" works great!
Our intention is to wrap the moms we are supporting in a great big hug.
Please consider bulky yarns or double stranding to create a cozy fabric. Lace weight shawls will not work. Lion Brand Homespun, Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Scarfie and Shawl in a Ball combine nicely as do Loops and Threads Barcelona, Facet Stones and Red Heart Dreamy and Unforgettable.
Our donations to Hasbro Children's Hospital are presented as care packages that include several items for the moms and tiny Bear Buddies wearing Courage Capes for their children.
use double stranded fingering/sock weight or single strand dk weight to make a 2” square, adding a 3” tie to 2 corners for us to tie onto a bear
Let us teach you tunisian crochet then walk you through the steps to make a bear cape.
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