Published on March 7th, 2018 | by Yazmin Vigus


International Women’s Day: Patterns for Women for Women International

To celebrate International Women’s Day, LoveCrochet is proud to support Women for Women International in their incredible #MessageToMySister campaign. In honor of the occasion we’ve collaborated with independent designers to curate an EXCLUSIVE collection of gorgeous PATTERNS where 100% of profits will go to this trailblazing charity! 

While International Women’s Day celebrates the outstanding achievements of women around the world, the event is also a call to action to continue to strive for parity and social justice for  women survivors of war in conflict affected communities around the world

With unprecedented levels of violence against women and hard-fought rights under threat in many parts of the world, it has never been a greater time to show solidarity with women survivors of war.

Women for Women International recognises the powerful and transformative effect of sisterhood. In their work, they see how authentic connections and relationships can actively restore and empower individual lives, helping to raise women out of poverty and give them new hope and opportunity. When a woman joins the Women for Women International year-long programme, she joins together with 24 other women, forming a tight support group that helps to break the isolation caused by war and insecurity. She also learns a marketable job skill – such as tailoring, bread-making or poultry-keeping, as well as business training to turn her chosen skill into a stable income so she can support herself and her family.

“Sisterhood is a balm for the soul and a medicine for the wounds I have received. We rejoice together, we exchange secrets and celebrate together.”
Reem, Syrian refugee and Women for Women International programme graduate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

#MessageToMySister Campaign

The #MessageToMySister campaign invites everyone to write messages of support and encouragement to  women in communities affected by conflict. Women for Women International is asking each of us to reach out and make a difference  by telling the women in their programmes, that they’re not alone and that we’re standing alongside them.

The crochet community has always proudly stood at the forefront of social justice and community outreach. Which is why LoveCrochet is proud to bring you an exclusive collection of patterns in support of Women for Women International. It’s never been a better time to stitch for sisterhood!

Crochet for Sisterhood

LoveCrochet is proud to present a special collection of patterns featuring some of our most exciting female designers, including Make & Do Crew, The Crochet Project and Anna Granta. For a limited time only, 100% of profits will go to Women for Women International to support their incredible work. It’s never been a better time to stitch for sisterhood!

“Granny Gives Back” Hooded Blanket by Make & Do Crew

Because girl power is passed on from generation to generation this fabulous ‘Granny Gives Back’ hooded blanket pattern by Make & Do Crew is a fabulous gift for children or a perfect project to donate to children’s charities!

Doris Shawl by The Crochet Project

This rich and detailed shawl makes a beautiful crafted gift! Inspired by feisty grandmothers and women who boldly stride ahead, this elegant project is wonderful for the inspirational ladies in your life.

Spring Flowers Coasters and Placemats 

These blooming coasters and placemat patterns from Anna Granta are a fantastic way to freshen up your living space, and with the sales going to Women for Women International, you’ll be brightening up another woman’s day in the process!

Explore the whole collection of Women for Women International Patterns here! And don’t forget to share with us your progress in the comments below!

To find out more about the #MessageToMySister campaign and how you can get involved this International Women’s Day click here! You can also follow Women for Women International on Instagram and visit their website.

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