Some members of Community Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich., used their interest in crocheting to help others in need this past winter.
Gloria DeVrou crochets scarves and hats.
The group knitted hats and scarves for about 60 young children in the area whose names they had gotten through a Salvation Army program called Angel Tree.
“We try to do it in sets. If you stick with simple patterns, you can make a lot of hats,” said Gloria DeVrou, one of the group leaders. “A lot of us like getting together and socializing [while we craft],” said Ramona Saintandre, another leader. “We want to focus on different charities and different events.”
While the group has primarily focused on crocheting, it’s looking to expand and be more outreach-focused. It has adopted a new name—Community Christian Crafters—and the group is welcoming people with interests in sewing, knitting, or other crafts, said Saintandre. They also plan to expand their projects, including knitting and crocheting hats for cancer patients at a downtown hospital and making catheter bags for veterans at a local Veterans Administration hospital.