Really Red Crochet Scarf

Blogged under Charity Crafting,Projects in Progress by Tammy on Thursday 28 January 2010 at 6:29 pm

I don’t get much time to crochet these says. Mainly, I crochet a little in the evenings when I’m chilling out and watching a TV. (And, yes, I do watch TV, horrors! I read so much for work, that I really need some down time ya know.)

Well, here is my latest project. It’s for the next charity challenge of one of my crochet groups which is making red scarves for a group called Heart Sisters. I’m doing a simple combination of regular single crochet and single crochet going in the back loop. This creates a kind of ridge affect. I’m not 100% sure of how I like it so far, but hopefully, once I put an edge around it and block it, the final product will look good enough to donate.

EDIT: Carolyn Thomas who runs the site mentioned above was nice enough to correct me that while her site does offer educational assistants related to women’s heart issues, it is not the same group I am making these scarves for. That group is actually called Women Heart, and you can find out more about donating red scarves on here.

I’m using Vanna’s Choice in cranberry, so it is a really deep, dark red color. Yummy! I’m still a huge fan of this yarn I have to say. While it is acrylic, it is so much softer than many of the other brands I’ve tried in the past. Hopefully, I’ll have this finished to show you the completed scarf next week.


  1. Comment by Eileen — January 29, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    It looks very warm and toasty. I love the color!

  2. Comment by Cyndi L — January 29, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful group, Tammy…actually *both* groups sound wonderful!

  3. Comment by Tammy — January 29, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    Thanks guys, yes, it’s called simply the Crochet List and it’s on Yahoo. They do a charity challenge every month, so members can help a variety of people in need. Since the list is so large, even if individual members can only make one or two pieces, combined it turns into a pretty good donation.

  4. Comment by Carolyn Thomas — January 29, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Hi Tammy!

    Thanks for the plug for my site “HEART SISTERS” – but although I appreciate the extra traffic from your site visitors, the non-profit organization you actually meant to help publicize was ‘WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease’ at

    The Red Scarf program is just one of many wonderful WomenHeart education/support initiatives. It’s a fabulous project that donates red scarves to women who are recuperating from heart disease – the #1 killer of women.

    As a heart attack survivor, I was lucky enough to attend the 2008 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. This annual WomenHeart event brings together 50-60 heart attack survivors for 4.5 days every October for what I describe as “part world-class cardiology training, and part community activism bootcamp!” We then return to our home communities to do public presentations, lead cardiac support groups, or generally help to raise community awareness about women’s heart disease from the unique perspective of Mayo Clinic-trained survivors.

    But I don’t personally have anything to do with the Red Scarf project! My blog HEART SISTERS is strictly educational, focusing on the important subject of women’s heart health, gender differences in diagnostics and treatment of heart disease in women, cardiac risk factors and how to address them, and symptoms that mean you might be having a heart attack.

    Your visitors can find out more about the red scarf project at:

    Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

  5. Comment by Tammy — January 29, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the correction, Carolyn, and the links! You are doing a great service.

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