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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Lap Robes

I was a patient in 2003 and 2004 in a Nursing Home. In 2009 I was a patient in a different home. I made lap robes for the clients in the first home.
While in the second home, the county had a drive for good, used, winter coats for kids. I decided to make new hats to go with them and asked the activities chair if she had any yarn to spare. She gave me two bags and I made about 8 hats and scarves to go with them and my husband took them to the donation place.
Because clients and families saw me crocheting, I was donated 6 bags of brand new yarn that was left in homes where a client died and no one knew what to do with the yarn.
I took it home and continue to make hats for early birth babies in the NICU, for cancer patients, and to make lap robes for the clients in both nursing homes.
My church had donated several bags of yarn and I am almost out. I am glad winter is almost over and yard sales will be starting where I can pick up more yarn.
All you need to crochet is a crochet needle and some yarn and a way to make and connect loops and you can make a hat or a scarf without a pattern.
Before I retired, I was a phone center operator and learned the art of crocheting without looking and I had made about 45 afghans for the workers in my center.

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