- If you know someone going through cancer treatment or regular medical treatments that involves regular visits to the doctors? Create a Chemo Care pack, it won’t take much time or money and will give them much needed supplies that they didn’t even know were needed.
- Put together a useful gift box for hospital patients, this article will help with both unusual and fun ideas you might not even think of!
- Knit or crochet? A quick project would be the Pocket Prayer shawl, it’s not a full fledged shawl, just a handmade item that can be tucked into a pocket or handbag to remind a patient that they are loved.
- Hats for chemo patients that have lost their hair is always appreciated! Crochet or knit a simple pattern in a soft yarn and you will be protecting a bald or whispy-haired head. Add a yarn flower to make the hat look even more luxurious! Knots of Love has a terrific selection of patterns to choose from in crochet and knit. The website also has patterns for bandage covers and headbands.
- Lap blankets are another project that can be simple or complicated, depending on your skill level or checkbook. For less than $10 and two hours of time, create a tied, no-sew fleece blanket in a favorite color of the patient. Knitters and crocheters can find a wealth of patterns online, just be sure yarn is washable and soft! And if you love to sew, think about making a rag quilt, they are fun, easy to do and different!
- Portacath Pillows to help protect ports are something I wish I knew about three years ago, I would have made a dozen for my daughter. These are great to stop the irritation caused by the seatbelt on a chemo port. Read Kathy’s story and her directions for making these simple pillows.
- Advanced sewers or crafters might consider making a Whacky Kathy doll, aka Dammit doll, people love these and although sewing skills might be a little more complicated, they are fun to make, especially when using all those unusual fabrics.
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