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Crochetville has a new charity that we'll be supporting through a year-long crochet-along in 2017, but we're going to go ahead and get started a little early. Crocheted (and knitted) knockers are super-quick and easy to make. We hope you'll join us in making some of these Most of us probably know a woman who has undergone a mastectomy or a lumpectomy that was so deep it left her breast permanently misshapen. Most of us probably don’t think about how expensive, heavy, and uncomfortable traditional breast prosthetics can be. Knitted Knockers offers a perfect solution to this problem: crocheted and knitted knockers. https://youtu.be/LVGwgUt4ZFk Handmade knockers are soft, light, and very comfortable. They can even be used in a regular bra, taking on the shape and feel of a real breast. They can be stuffed a little or a lot, depending on the woman’s preference. They can be used to replace the look of a complete breast or used to fill the gap in a breast that is left uneven from the other breast. Knitted Knockers are provided for free to any woman who wants a set (or even just one). As the organization gets more and more publicity, the demand is growing, growing, growing. More and more people are needed to help make and distribute Knitted Knockers. Crochetville is stepping up to the plate to be a collection point and a distribution point to clinics and support groups in the greater Huntsville/Madison area of north Alabama. We invite all of our forum members and Facebook page fans to consider making some knockers and then sending them our way. If you are local to the north Alabama area, you are invited to join us for monthly meetings to stitch and stuff knockers. These don’t take long to make. You’ll be able to complete a pair during our meeting. Keep reading for information on how you can help Crochetville help women in need of affordable, comfortable breast prostheses! Help Us Make Knockers The Knitted Knockers organization prefers that everyone use their approved patterns and yarns to make the knockers. One thing to remember when making crocheted knockers: they are thicker than knitted knockers, so it’s very important to use a soft yarn no heavier than DK / #3 weight. List of Approved Yarns Link to Crochet Pattern Link to DPN Knitting Pattern Link to Magic Loop Knitting Pattern Huntsville/Madison/North Alabama: Join Us for Making Knockers When: Sunday, December 18, 2016 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm Where: Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 Where to Send Knockers Crochetville 103 Scarlet Oak Circle Harvest, AL 35749 Fun Video: Journey of a Knitted Knocker to Its New Home Check out this fabulous video to see the home office’s weekly meeting to log in, stuff, and distribute the knitted knockers they receive. https://youtu.be/0hGXw06WB_0 Running Knocker Total If you make any knockers, whether you send them to Crochetville, Knitted Knockers, or distribute them somewhere else, please let us know! We'll keep a running total of how many knockers Crochetville is able to contribute to women who have undergone mastectomies and lumpectomies. Sent to Crochetville: Sent to Knitted Knockers: Distributed Elsewhere: Amy and Donna and the Knitted Knockers organization thank you for your support, as does every woman who is able to receive a free pair of crocheted or knitted knockers made by your loving hands. Find Knitted Knockers Online Website: knittedknockers.org Facebook: facebook.com/knittedknockers
Many women cannot afford the upfront cost the government requires to get their mastectomy bra's, and when they do, a lot find them too heavy or uncomfortable to wear. Knitted and Crocheted Knockers is an alternative to this problem. This group is looking for men and women who love to knit or crochet to make knitted knockers for women who cannot wear or cannot afford traditional mastectomy bras. If you would like to help or would like one or a pair please join Knitted Knockers Knitting Circle for Mastectomy Patients on Facebook today and make someones day by giving them their breast(s) back and help put a smile on their face. I also have both patterns in .pdf file format for those wishing to create a crochet or knitting circle in their area for this purpose.Thank you for hearing me out. I"m one of those women who could never wear the traditional mastectomy bra as it caused me too much pain, and there are hundreds of thousands of women just like me out there. I'm also terminal as it has now gone to my bones and brain. My goal in life now is to help other women going through what I endured these past seven years and to help make their transitions a lilttle easier than mine were. God Bless you all, Georgie Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the patterns. This is volunteer work, but most of the women will offer to pay shipping. Crocheted_Knockers_10-1-13.pdf Knitted_Knockers_Pattern--1_piece_2_13_13.pdf