I am joining the 65 Days of Crafting for a Cure challenge to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by crocheting 65 Rose Granny Squares!
The granny squares will then be joined together to make up a beautiful blanket of 65 Roses, which is a pseudonym for Cystic Fibrosis - children diagnosed with CF sometimes pronounce "Cystic Fibrosis" as "65 Roses".
Anyone who donates to my 65 day crafting challenge for CF will qualify for the following:
1. An entry to WIN this beautiful 65 Roses Cystic Fibrosis blanket once it is complete! (Or, a custom 65 Roses Cystic Fibrosis blanket with the rose and background colors of your choosing - such as red roses on a black background, pastel roses on ivory, etc.)
2. The ability to choose a color for one rose square! When you click "Donate" there is an option to add a message - please include the color of the rose square you'd like to have created in honor of your donation within that message, and I will post a picture of the rose square you helped to create!
I have the following colors to choose from:
* Hot Pink
* Sky Blue
* Dark Green
The roses will be set within an ivory granny square, and the blanket will be formed of 5 granny squares per row, with 13 rows to make a 5x13 blanket.
If you want to crochet along - I am using Red Heart Soft yarn with a size H8 crochet hook, following the wonderful "Unicorn Dreams Rose Square" pattern tutorial by Hooked by Robin: youtube.com/watch?v=N9D9e1aWFSU
I am so excited to see how extra special this blanket will turn out with *your* involvement and support! Please share and help me make this blanket as colorful as possible!!
Every dollar I raise will help to advance Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's spectacular cause in improving the lives of those living with CF, including of my very best friends, Alex. Please consider sharing this page with your family and friends - together, we can make a difference and make CF stand for Cure Found!
Do you want to start your own 65 Days of Crafting for a Cure fundraiser with a craft that you're passionate about to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation??
Just click the "Crafting for a Cure" button at the top to go to the main fundraiser page, and then click "Register" to create your very own fundraising page and start crafting!
Don't forget to share your creations on social media with the hashtag: #65DaysOfCraftingForACure
Day #47 and it's a teal rose for TGIF!
Day #46 already!! A stunning purple rose to celebrate that there are less than 20 rose squares left to complete this "65 Roses" blanket!
Day #45 is a gorgeous sky blue for the gorgeous spring sky and weather I've been having lately! Loving it!
Day #44 is a lovely lilac rose square with a kind reminder to treat yourself, you deserve it!
Back on track with day #43 and a sunshine bright yellow rose to start another spring week!
Day #42 is a handsome orange rose in honor of our puppy Brady, for national pet day!
Day #41 is another teal rose for siblings day!!
Day #40 just happened to also be UNICORN DAY - so I had to make a unicorn-y hot pink rose to celebrate!
Day #39 was a teal-iciously teal rose for Thursday!
Day #38 is a vibrant green rose with a thank you I'll never be able to quite express enough in words for my one and only sweetheart, Brett! I love you!!
Day #37 was a luscious dark green rose inspired by all of the growing things outside that are coming back to life after a long winter - here's hoping spring "grows" your way!
Catching up on posting all of the beautiful roses I've made over the last week! Day #36 was mauve-elous rose for Monday!
A special double post for days 34 and 35 to celebrate two super special people who have birthdays this weekend - happy, happy birthday Liam and Monica!!
A hoppy-happy spring yellow for day 33 and Easter weekend! I hope you all have a lovely spring holiday!
Happy April!! A lovely spring pastel lilac rose to kick off April for day 32!
Day 31 with another encourage-"mint" rose because I've almost reached the halfway point of this blanket!! How exciting!!
Apparently today is National Doctors Day! So I made a special scrub blue rose for day #30, with a huge thank you for all that they do everyday improving and caring for the health of others. Thank you doctors!
Day #29 is a nautical navy rose for Tina - thank you so much for your support Tina!!
Day #28! A perfectly purple rose for Phebe! I can't thank you enough for your ongoing support and generosity with this second donation - it means so much! *Thank you* Phebe!!
Day #27! The first teal rose for this blanket! I'm so incredibly grateful for the continued support - thank you so much for the second donation Leila!!!
Day #26! I've been happily crafting away! Also was very happy it was Friday, represented by a fun and vibrant, hot pink rose! TGIF!
Today is my brother's birthday! So day 25 is a lucky green rose for him - happy birthday Louie!!
Day 24! A mauve rose for all of you mauve-elous people! Thank you for your support!!
A lovely lilac rose square for day 23! I hope you all have been enjoying the lovely spring weather!
Day 22 is a refreshing mint rose for some much needed Monday "encourage-mint"! :D
Day 21! Hard to believe I'm three weeks in this challenge already. Today's rose is classic red, for the brand of yarn I'm using - Red Heart Soft! Such a lovely yarn to work with!
Day #20 already!! Today's rose is a cheerful and bright yellow for the first day of spring! Have a lovely day!
To finish off my trio of St. Patrick's Day roses, day #19 is a deep green, emerald looking rose! Wishing you all plenty of good luck this year!
I can't ever let St. Patrick's Day celebrations be limited to one day, so I did a trio of roses! The second St. Patrick's Day rose is a gorgeous orange, with the green leaves and white body it represents the Irish flag - Erin Go Bragh!
I'm a little behind on posting, but that's ok! Day #17 is of course a vibrant green rose for St. Patrick's Day!!
Day 16! A lovely mauve rose, and a big thank you Robin, who created the video tutorial I used to learn how to make this gorgeous crochet square! The YouTube link is in the main description above - I highly recommend her tutorials!
Day 15! Today marks two months away from our Nashua Great Strides event, so today's rose is a beautiful blue in honor of Great Strides! This also means row 3 is done!! Just 10 more rows to go!
A luscious dark green rose for day 14! Thank you so much for your support and generosity Colleen!!
Day 13! A spectacular mint rose for a spectacular and super special person, my best friend, fellow Great Strides teammate and out-of-this-world amazing, Alex!! Thank you Alex!! Go Sodium Chloride Striders!!! <3
A beautiful navy blue rose for day 12, sponsored by the phenomenal support of my Great Strides teammate, fellow crafter and incredible person - Maria!! Thank you Maria!! Go Sodium Chloride Striders!! <3
And we're onto row #3! Day 11 is a show-stopping gorgeous hot pink rose! Thank you so much for your support Erin!!!
A beautiful deep red rose square to complete row 2 for day #10! My beautiful, supportive Mama also sponsored this square - thank you so much Mama!!
I'm almost done with row #2 already with this gorgeous orange square for day 9!! Thank you so much for your support and generosity Mama!
Day 8 already! A perfectly purple rose for Michelle (and Millie!) - thank you so very much for your donation and support!!!
A bright sunshine yellow rose to complete the very first week! How exciting! Thank you so much Maura!!
Onto the next row of five squares - starting with a lovely lilac rose for day #6! Thank you so much for your donation Phyllis!
And just like that, I've completed the squares I need for my very first row! 12 more rows to go and I can't wait to see how colorful this blanket becomes!
Day #5! A spectacular sky blue rose! Thank you so much for your donation Phebe!
A marvelous mauve rose for day 4! Thank you so much Lexii!
A stunning navy blue rose for day #3! Thank you so much for your donation and support Leila!!
Thank you so much for your donation Melanie!! This hot pink rose came out gorgeous!