March 2023

Crochet for Cancer

This Month's Organization:

The Xenia Chapter of Crochet for Cancer (called Heart in Hand II) is an outreach program of the Xenia Church of the Nazarene.  They gather and make hair loss caps for adults and children, octopus stuffed animals for preemies in the NICU, among other things.


Hair loss cap (chemotherapy, alopecia, etc.), preemie octopus stuffy


For the hair loss caps (aka chemo caps), there are many free patterns online, including on the Crochet for Cancer site: Use very soft yarn and use patterns that don’t leave gaps where the scalp can be seen.

For the octopus stuffy, there are many free patterns online (just search for “octopus preemie pattern” or “octopus NICU pattern”). Things to keep in mind: yarn must be 100% cotton, filling must be hypoallergenic fiber-fill that can be washed at high temperatures. Stitches must be very tight so no fiber-fill can escape and no tiny fingers can get stuck inside.

Project Type:

Crochet, knitting


End of the month. Please drop off at any Greene County Public Library location in a clean zippered plastic bag (or something appropriate to help us keep your work clean and undamaged).


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