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Knitting For Others!

Knitting For Others!

We are looking for knitters and crocheters who want to make a difference in the lives of kids and women who have been affected by AIDS.
THE OPPORTUNITY:  Design and knit/crochet a doll or stuffed animal pattern to be shared freely so that other crafters can make dolls and/or stuffed animals to be sent to individuals served by The American Foundation for Children With AIDS.  Designers will be featured in the Cheers To Ewe! newsletter, on the AFCA and Cheers To Ewe! Facebook pages.  ONE LUCKY DESIGNER WILL WIN A GIFT CARD TO CHEERS TO EWE!

THE REQUIREMENTS and PROCESS:  Design a pattern for a crocheted and/or knitted doll, rabbit, or cheetah, no larger than 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  These specific animals and the baby doll design were requested by the organization as they are items the children will love!  Your pattern must be complete, must list the exact yarn you used, and must be free from errors.  Patterns must be written for the upper beginner to intermediate level stitcher.  NOTE:  Patterns must be made for worsted weight, superwash yarn.  

Patterns must be submitted WITH PHOTOS OF A COMPLETED SAMPLE showing front and back (and sides, if necessary).  Writers of patterns will retain copyright ownership but will, by submitting their pattern(s) agree to allowing the patterns to be shared freely, without charge, until June 1, 2019.  Writers of patterns will be noted as the designers of the patterns.

A panel of judges including the owners of Cheers To Ewe!, the founder of The American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and three additional crafters to be selected by Cheers To Ewe! will select the top ten submissions which will then be voted on by Facebook followers of Cheers To Ewe! and the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  

By submitting designs, entrants are agreeing to the above terms, and are stating that the submitted work is entirely of their own design.

THE DEADLINE:  Patterns, along with accompanying photos of original designs, must be submitted NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT on June 1, 2017.  

SUBMISSION EMAIL:  Send submissions to

THE PRIZES:  Facebook followers will vote for the top three designs, which will be featured by Cheers To Ewe! and the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.  First place wins a $50 gift card, second place wins a $25 gift card, and third place wins a $10 gift card!