In my last post I shared with you the generosity of Stylecraft Yarns, who asked me to make something for Breast Cancer Awareness using the Stylecraft Special DK they sent me.  At first I wasn’t sure what to make until…. I started paging through old issues of Simply Crochet magazine. Soooo much inspiration in those magazines. In issue 5 I came across a super quick and easy flower brooch pattern. Absolutely perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness.

For my readers outside of the UK, I just quickly have to explain that here October is All About Pink and raising awareness about breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care is a charity that does a great job supporting and advising women about breast cancer.

When breast cancer and its treatment overshadow everything, we see the woman underneath. Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected by breast cancer. We campaign for better support and care and promote the importance of early detection, involving people with breast cancer in all that we do.

Last year… 1.5 million people sought information or support from our website, 950,000 copies of our expert publications were ordered or downloaded, we answered more than 12,000 calls to our Helpline and more than 1,500 Ask the Nurse email queries, we reached 3,375 people with our breast awareness talks, over 7,000 people used our face-to-face or other specialist services

Breast Cancer Care also thought up  Pink Fridays. It’s a brilliant idea. Stylecraft Yarns are holding their Pink Friday today, so it’s only right that I share my “something creative” with you today.

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The nitty-gritty of my Breast Cancer Awareness brooches:

  • Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Fiesta and Clematis
  • Hook: 6 mm for the back petals, 4 mm for the front petals
  • Pattern: Blooming Brooch designed by Cara Medus which appeared in Simply Crochet magazine issue 5
  • Modifications: For the centre and back petals I used both strand of pink together – that’s what the 6 mm crochet hook was for. When I did the front petals I did them in the same way as the back petals, but make 4 chains between each (UK) DC, instead of 3.
  • Embellishments: a pom-pom in the centre of three of the six brooches. You can see a video of me using the Clover pom-pom maker in this post.

Here they are - six pink flower brooches for Breast Cancer Awareness.  As you can see, I’m wearing the cowl made with Stylecraft Espresso yarn that I won. I love it!

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John has taken these brooches to work so that it can be sold the ladies in his office for their Pink Friday next week.

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