It is important for women get a screening once a year and men to get a screening as well. It only takes 30 minutes of your time!
I thought it would be nice to help spread the word, so I decided to crochet cancer awareness ribbons to wear for October and November and share that pattern with you.
Here is a quick and easy pattern for a small ribbon that you can make in 20 minutes to help spread the word.
The Breast Cancer awareness ribbon is pink and the Prostate cancer awareness ribbon is light blue
Us size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook,
yarn needle, thread and
Finished size 3"(7.62 cm) X 2" (5.08 cm)
ch(s)- chain(s), sc- single crochet, sl st- slip stitch, st(s)- stitch(es)
Shallow single crochet (ssc)- the shallow single crochet is done by inserting the hook into the base of the stitch below the 3 horizontal loops, and between the 2 vertical threads, see tutorial here
*Note: leave a 20" tail before beginning the chain 31
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across.--25 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, skip the 1st st, ssc in the next st and in each st across to the last 2 sts, ssc the last 2 sts together, finish off.-- 23 ssc
Weave in finishing yarn.
Using a yarn needle and the beginning tail, stitch around the edge of the ribbon
Shape into a ribbon and sew in place. Sew on a pin back or use a safety pin to attach to shirt, jacket, purse, or backpack.
Please share this pattern or crochet a ribbon for your friends, so we can help increase awareness of Breast and Prostate cancer.
Spread the word!