I was approached by someone in my network over the weekend on behalf of a team who is planning to participate in the Victorian Variety Bash scheduled for August this year.
The Victorian Variety Bash is one of the oldest running motoring charity events that raises money to help children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. You can read more about the event here, and you can follow them on facebook.
Team Elvis have entered the event and are in need of some crochet help! They would love to have 100 Elvis dolls ready for the event when it starts in August (or at a later date if it gets postponed with current global issues). 100 Elvis dolls are a lot, which is why I’m putting a shout out for assistance! I know that amigurumi isn’t everyone’s favourite to do (the counting messes with my head!), but I know there are a lot of you out there that love it. If 100 people can put their hand up to make and donate 1 Elvis, then it will make it much easier to support this team and put a smile on the face of the kids that receive one.
So who wants to give it a try?
I have links to two suggested patterns. The first was the team’s preference, but it is a paid pattern. The second is a free pattern – in spanish – but it does have conversion to english terms and if you access it on the right browser it can be translated.
I would love it if we can fulfill this request. I’m definitely going to try and make one. Maybe even one of each! We’ll see how I go. I still need to source some yarn and beads, but here is what I am most likely to purchase:
- Yarn, I’m thinking Scheepjes Catona which I purchase from BelleMae Yarns and can also be purchased from LoveCrafts. It’s a 4ply/fingering weight cotton and has the right colours in the range.
- For seed beads, check out Cranberry Beads for what you will need.
Once you’ve made your Elvis, you can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on social media and I will let you know where to send the dolls to.
Once I get started I’ll be sure to share my progress!