Crochet for College Tuition

$831 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 46 months
Last Friday I posted this picture of my Corner to Corner Throw on the Crochet Crowd Community on Facebook. To my surprise my phone began to blow up. Within 6 hours, the picture had 7K likes, shared 300+ times and over 1K comments, mostly requests for the pattern.  Last I looked it was 13K+ likes and requests still keep coming for the pattern.

My husband said if everyone just paid a few dollars as many had offered we could put that towards our youngest daughter Bailey's college tuition for fall of 2015.  An idea was born...  What if I put the pattern on Go Fund Me and see how much we can raise?

My daughter Bailey and I both suffer with the same autoimmune disease Ankylosing Spondylitis. Her college saving was spent paying for biologics, surgeries and medical bills for us both.  I have been praying for God to provide a way in which we can make her dream of attending UC Santa Cruz a reality.  At $35000 a year her 4 years will cost what we paid for our first home. 

I was forced to retire from a career I loved in 2010. I have spent several years trying to figure out what I can do that would still contribute to society in any way. After 10 back surgeries my mobility has been significantly reduced. My x-rays look like I have fallen in a hardware store. My spine is fused at 5 levels, my SI Joints are screwed tight and I now have a neurostimulator that helps to manage the pain.  However, my crochet hook has helped maintain my sanity!

I crochet for charities, friends and family. I tend to pull out more stitches than stay when I am in design mode.  This piece is my favorite by far.  I have created a PDF with pictures if you click the link below it wil open in Google Docs. If you would like to make a donation, any amount would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact me if you have any questions. I will try my best to respond. 

Corner to Corner Edge
By Kimberly Jackson
Click on the link below for the pattern with pictures
Crochet for College Pattern 
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The site is once again able to accept donations...
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The pattern is on Google Docs. You can see it by clicking on the "Crochet for College" hyperlink at the very bottom of the original post.

I want to thank everyone for their donations.
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Thank you all for visiting this page. My daughter is attending Napa Valley College and God willing will transfer to her dream school in 2017.

I am working on another corner to corner boarder I call Cottage Rose. I hope to post it soon!
This afghan is made with Katia Belice #302
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I apologize for issues with the link.
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Deborah Neisel-Sanders
39 months ago
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Have you considered (or already done) putting the pattern on ravelry? If you haven't heard of it, ravelry (www.ravelry.com) is the largest fiber-arts online community and it's free to join; many people post and sell their patterns there and their system is designed to be super user-friendly for non-pros. It gives you an easy way to collect payments and distribute the PDFs, as well as a built-in, customized community with which to market your design. In fact, I heard about this gofundme from a ravelry forum! Feel free to email me if you want more info and I'll be glad to share; no affiliation, just an early adapter and very frequent user.

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Christy Luent
18 months ago
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Can you please post the what type of yarn and color how you use Thanks

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Camille Foote
26 months ago
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Will you tell us where to find the border pattern?

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Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

Did you use Red Heart? What is this color combination yard called? Thank you so much.

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Laura
1 day ago

you can put your pattern on ravelry or etsy and earn money from it too . good luck

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Pamela St Onge Crowley
20 months ago

Please let us know the names of the yarns used. Many,many thanks.

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Blanche McKinney
20 months ago

I tried to donate for pattern, but the site would not let me.

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Di Potter Almond
30 months ago

What yarn did you use, including what colors? I would love to reproduce this just as it is, it's so beautiful! I'm sharing for my hooker friends :-)

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Marilyn Jordan Erwin
31 months ago

This is a beautiful afghan. The colors are outstanding. How do I get the pattern?

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Anne Hardy Rohr
33 months ago

I too would be willing to pay or make a donation here for these beautiful patterns, but you don't mention how we can get them! Please tell us how to get them!

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Shirley Todd Altman
37 months ago

I'm willing to send a donation to GoFundMe to get this pattern. I just need to find out how to fine it.

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Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

* yarn *

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Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

I just read the comments on FB and found my answer re yard type and color, so you don't need to respond to my questions. I'm excited to try this for myself!

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Louise Hall
37 months ago

I too would love the border pattern and am very willing to pay. Kindest regards. Louise x

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Cheryl Suter
38 months ago

I would love the pattern for the boarder, but cant get it. Could you contact me at country2 belle@ gmail.com?

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$10
Anonymous
9 months ago
RT
$10
Robin Taylor
11 months ago

Can't wait to make it

$5
Anonymous
12 months ago
JO
$5
jane odonnell
20 months ago

Good luck! Thanks for the pattern - love it!

CK
$25
C K
20 months ago
JP
$5
Judy Plazyk
21 months ago

I wish I could donate more, but I thank you for this beautiful edging pattern.

$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
$5
Anonymous
28 months ago
Deborah Neisel-Sanders
39 months ago
3
3

Have you considered (or already done) putting the pattern on ravelry? If you haven't heard of it, ravelry (www.ravelry.com) is the largest fiber-arts online community and it's free to join; many people post and sell their patterns there and their system is designed to be super user-friendly for non-pros. It gives you an easy way to collect payments and distribute the PDFs, as well as a built-in, customized community with which to market your design. In fact, I heard about this gofundme from a ravelry forum! Feel free to email me if you want more info and I'll be glad to share; no affiliation, just an early adapter and very frequent user.

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Christy Luent
18 months ago
1
1

Can you please post the what type of yarn and color how you use Thanks

+ Read More
Camille Foote
26 months ago
1
1

Will you tell us where to find the border pattern?

+ Read More
Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

Did you use Red Heart? What is this color combination yard called? Thank you so much.

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Laura
1 day ago

you can put your pattern on ravelry or etsy and earn money from it too . good luck

+ Read More
Pamela St Onge Crowley
20 months ago

Please let us know the names of the yarns used. Many,many thanks.

+ Read More
Blanche McKinney
20 months ago

I tried to donate for pattern, but the site would not let me.

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Di Potter Almond
30 months ago

What yarn did you use, including what colors? I would love to reproduce this just as it is, it's so beautiful! I'm sharing for my hooker friends :-)

+ Read More
Marilyn Jordan Erwin
31 months ago

This is a beautiful afghan. The colors are outstanding. How do I get the pattern?

+ Read More
Anne Hardy Rohr
33 months ago

I too would be willing to pay or make a donation here for these beautiful patterns, but you don't mention how we can get them! Please tell us how to get them!

+ Read More
Shirley Todd Altman
37 months ago

I'm willing to send a donation to GoFundMe to get this pattern. I just need to find out how to fine it.

+ Read More
Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

* yarn *

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Claudia Sanders
37 months ago

I just read the comments on FB and found my answer re yard type and color, so you don't need to respond to my questions. I'm excited to try this for myself!

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Louise Hall
37 months ago

I too would love the border pattern and am very willing to pay. Kindest regards. Louise x

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Cheryl Suter
38 months ago

I would love the pattern for the boarder, but cant get it. Could you contact me at country2 belle@ gmail.com?

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