Charity Yarn Bombing 2015 – Part 1


Charity Yarn Bombing Poster

For those who followed the project last year you will know we are a small GP surgery on the beautiful coast of North Yorkshire. We have a group of patients and friends of the surgery who love crafting with yarn, following the sucess of the yarn bombing last year we ran the event for 2015 following a similar format for but with some new themes.

Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park3I had my doubts about including dinosaurs anticipating it would be limiting in terms of patterns, couldn’t have been more wrong as you can see.

Dinosaur Park2

We had quite a few knitted prehistoric deliveries both large and small.

Dinosaur Park 5

Lots of dino’s for our park in a variety of sizes from the miniature 4-6 inch creations above that patients brought in. To the rather large Stan the Stegosaurus who you may have seen in a previous post where I shared the working progress of creating this colouful prehistoric creaature.

Heidi Bears African Flower Stegosaurus 3

And Monty the Diplodocus.

Crochet Dinosaur Monty Diplodocus Side View

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

This was one of my favourite pieces, you can see from the size of the raffle ticket just how tiny these little teddies are, they sat on their little picnic blanket contemplating their miniature sandwiches and cakes throughout the weekend. As I am sure you can imagine they were one of the first items to receive a bid.

Mini Teddy Bears Picnic

There was an array of little woolly bears and teddy toys gathered in the picnic corner to share in the knitted and crochet cakes, biscuits and sanwiches including Mrs Baker Bear sat on the chair with piping bag in hand to finish off the last bun.

Teddy Bears Picnic3

Teddy Bears Picnic 4

Rollo the african flower bear settled down amongst the log pile for a snooze after devouring his fill of the picnic.

Rollo African Flower Bear

To sit alongside the picnicing bears we had a stand (ok and yarn bomed step ladder) laden with tea cosies.

Tea Cosies

These were a very popular contribution to the event, it must be in celebration of the great british brew!

Down on the Farm

One of our group particularly requested we include a Farm theme this year, she had a new book by Sarah Keen that she was dying to try and we were so pleased with results, you can almost hear those little piggies snorting.

Farm Animals 3

Our Parctice Nurse managed to aquire a hay bale for us to display our farmyard creatures, I was thrilled but my lovely hubby was less so as I used his car to collect it! Four weeks on and he has just about got the last of the straw removed from his car boot.

A patient kindly donated this gorgeous african flower horse, I believe it is from the Heidi Bears pattern but sadly the donator remains anonymous so I cannot be sure.

Heidi Bears Horse

We also had a gathering of owls nestling in the bushes casting their wise eyes over the weekend proceedings.

Owls and Bird

And in the hedgerow below gathered a collection of bunnies and other creatures.

In the Hedgerow

And birds simply sat on the fence watching the world go by.

Crochet Birds


I don’t want to bore you so will call this post part 1, I will continue working on compiling the other half of the images to post early next week. I am working tomorrow as we are open for our first Flu clinic, it is always a bit crazy at this time of the year when everyone wants to get their vaccination done early to protect against catching a flu bug!



29 thoughts on “Charity Yarn Bombing 2015 – Part 1

  1. *Wisher* September 22, 2015 / 08:21

    the teddy bears are soooooo cute…. ahhh.. let us know if you going to have another yarn bomb charity project.. will support you. 😉


  2. Tajana September 21, 2015 / 19:37

    Everything is so gorgeous!! Oh,just look at those creatures!!!
    But I fell in love with the tea cozies…. ❤ ❤ ❤ …I have to try myself and crochet one of these sweeties!


  3. lovelucie1 September 20, 2015 / 09:04

    Wow! What a collection! Love the pigs and Rollo the bear and the tea cozzies are fabulous. I could go on and pick out all the others too!


  4. KerryCan September 19, 2015 / 18:11

    How fun! These are all so spectacular and creative! I think I like all the African flower animals the best but every one is a treasure.


    • September 19, 2015 / 19:14

      Thanks, it’s funny because people generally either love the african flower creations or really dislike them, I like the most colourful ones the best.


  5. sewchet September 19, 2015 / 18:02

    Some incredible creations here and you saved the best ’til last – those birds are fantastic! I’m glad it was so popular again this year for you and hope loads of money was raised.


    • September 19, 2015 / 19:18

      I forgot to say the birds at the end are from a new book by Kerry Lord another in the Edwards Menagerie range. Her patterns are so easy to follow and quick to work up, I will do a post shortly on the birds and include a link to the book.

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      • sewchet September 19, 2015 / 19:20

        Ah, I thought I recognised them – I was flicking through that book yesterday on their stall at The Handmade Fair in London.


      • September 19, 2015 / 20:05

        Did you buy it? I have both her books and the way the different animals/birds are made from the same basic pattern is really very clever and is what makes them so quick to whip up.

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      • sewchet September 19, 2015 / 20:15

        No, I don’t make toys very often, but I was tempted because they are really lovely.


    • September 19, 2015 / 19:13

      Thank you, we had a great team of crafters, not large but dedicated, my thanks go to them and the generosity of our patients.


  6. arlingwoman September 19, 2015 / 02:13

    You know I love Stan the Steg, but he’s got competition now with the horse and the adorable owls! What a great idea. I hope you count it a success!


    • September 19, 2015 / 19:12

      Many thanks, we will be doing a count up soon, I don’t think it was a busy as last year but the whole town was less busy too so we won’t take it to heart. It is a great cause no matter how much or little we raise.

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  7. Karin September 18, 2015 / 23:55

    I love these so much! I’ve yet to start a Heidi Bears creation but am looking forward to a “Smaug” in my future. I used to make those very cave people and dinosaurs for my children when they were littlies. Jean Greenhowe’s patterns are so much fun 🙂


  8. Amyxmoo September 18, 2015 / 23:32

    I think I may have to make the stegosaurus too! So cute! I still love the bee tea cosy too! I’ll have to try and make a crochet version I think. I still can’t knit!!


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