Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Awareness Ribbons

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and November is Prostate Cancer awareness month. I know two great ladies who are breast cancer survivors and another great lady who has gone through pre-cancer treatment and is doing well. 

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

     Cotton Dk


     Us size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook,
     yarn needle, thread and 
     sewing needle

     Difficulty: Easy

     Finished size 3"(7.62 cm) X 2" (5.08 cm) 
Stitch Guide:
ch(s)- chain(s), sc- single crochet, sl st- slip stitch, st(s)- stitch(es)

Special Stitches:
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

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!
Happy Crocheting

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