Saturday, 6 March 2021

Do you fancy knitting some daffodils to raise money for Marie Curie?

Last week, I saw my first daffodil of the season and it filled my heart with joy. I love those little pops of yellow emerging against their green leaves; they really do herald the start of Spring. Marie Curie, a charity that supports people living with cancer and their families, uses the daffodil as its emblem, and March is the month of Marie Curie’s annual Daffodil Appeal. In a normal year, the charity would have people around the country out and about raising money for this fantastic cause, but this year events have had to be scaled back because of the ongoing pandemic. 

Marie Curie has asked crafters to step up and help, requesting that they knit or crochet 10 daffodil  brooches and send them to Marie Curie so they can be sold on to raise funds for the charity. Alternatively, download the pattern, make a donation to Marie Curie and make some daffodils for family and friends.

I designed the pattern for the knitted brooch, and each daffodil can be knitted using only a few metres of each colour, and is be simple enough for even a beginner to knit. Daffodils come in all shades of yellow and orange, so why not go and take a look in your stash and do a bit of knitting to support a great cause? If crochet is your thing, Stylecraft Yarns have designed a crochet pattern.


The patterns, and more information about the appeal, can be found here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/knitting-challenge

When you’ve knitted your daffodils, send them to Marie Curie Retail Operations, Unit 11, Berkshire House, County Park, Swindon, Wilts, SN1 2NR

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