Have you ever wanted to make a difference with your crochet? I used to crochet a lot for charity and still do whenever I can, but recently some crochet friends and I came across a story that inspired us to try something different.
Join us for the 30 Day Happy Flower Challenge!
We were inspired by Olivia Fletcher, a 22-year-old girl who is using crochet to bring happiness and inspire others.
Olivia used crochet to overcome depression by spreading some kindness with a simple crocheted gift. She challenged herself to crochet 100 flowers and leave them for people to find.
On each flower, she leaves a tag like the one below. Now this idea is catching on and other crocheters are spreading kindness with flowers.
Four designers have joined up to bring you the 30 Day Happy Flower Challenge. During the challenge, we will release a new crochet flower pattern each week to help you complete the challenge.
October 2: Winding Road Crochet
October 9: Crochet 365 Knit Too
October 16: Love.Life.Yarn
October 23: Stitching Together
These flowers remind me of the painted rocks I see at the park sometimes with my kids. The kiddos have wanted to make their own and now we can spread joy with crochet flowers, too!
The challenge is this: crochet up to 30 flowers and between October 1-30th leave them in random places to be found. If you can’t do 30 flowers, that’s fine! Even one will brighten someone’s day.
Share pictures of your flowers in the Facebook Group or this Facebook Page using the #happyflowerproject2019.
Head over to Winding Road Crochet and pick up these printable tags for this project!
Why Get Involved?
Let’s use our crafting for good! People see negative all around us and we can be a small ray of sunshine in their day.
Olivia has inspired so many with her crocheted flowers. Check out her story here.
Tips for Leaving Crocheted Flowers
- Be sure to leave the flowers where someone can find them. You want them to be found and make someone’s day, not hidden!
- Keep the weather in mind when deciding where to leave your flowers. Indoors might be a better option for rain.
- Only leave one or two flowers in a single location.
- If you want the person who finds the flower to be able to contact you, don’t give out personal information. Create a separate instagram account or email address for them to contact you.
If you want more information on this challenge, please head over to Winding Road Crochet. There, you can find the printable tags and a wonderful round up of flowers you can crochet for the challenge!!
Love this idea! I just found it and as I am a slowwww crocheter, I might not be able to do it now. However I think it might be a great idea at anytime! Thank you for posting it! 🙂
Yes!! This definitely would be a great idea anytime. 🙂