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Warm Up America

Warm up America (WUA) began in a small Wisconsin town in 1991. Evie Rosen, the original driving force behind the foundation, had a vision to collect small knit and crochet pieces and assemble them for blankets. Her idea caught on and evolved into a registered nonprofit committed to providing for those in need.


warm up america$1 Can Make a Difference

It might seem small, but when we all come together just $1 can make a difference. Lion Brand Yarn believes in the message behind WUA, which is why you can now find a donation page on the website.

Lion Brand also offers free patterns (see below) geared toward the WUA foundation. And some of your favorite LB yarns will work perfectly for these, and other, charity projects.


Make For Warm Up America

Do you want to put your crafting skills to good use? The WUA Foundation is always accepting donations for the following knitted and crocheted items:
-- Completed afghans in sizes from baby through full-sized
-- Adult hats
-- Scarves
-- Baby clothing
-- 7" x 9" knit or crochet sections for assembling into afghans

Completed items can be mailed to the address at the bottom of this post.


Afghan Patterns

If you want to put together an afghan yourself you can find a few free pattern downloads for them on LionBrand.com. These blankets follow the patchwork-type layout of the WUA afghans.

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This beautiful Warm Up America (Knit) Afghan is worked in Vanna's Choice yarn.


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This afghan worked in Homespun yarn is available in both a knit and crochet version.


You can mail your knit and crocheted items and afghan pieces to Warm up America at the following address:

Warm Up America!
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007
Attn: Parkland Hospital

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  • Tanya Francis

    I look forward to making something to submit. I once lived right near Josey Lane in Carrollton, Texas. I moved there from Mississippi after I finished college. I loved the time I lived there. After I adjusted to Dallas' traffic, it felt like home. I never thought I would consider another place home. I was wrong. :)