Our lovely Zombie (who has said she doesn’t mind being outed as Candy) has long been a supporter of Woolly Hugs, bless her for it!  Recently she made a very kind donation to us, and we would love to start an Ongoing project to honour this remarkable woman, who we have both had the privilege of meeting, dancing and drinking with. [wine] [wine]  She is utterly fab-u-lous. :)

After a chat with Zombie we have made a plan which she loves. We would like to make comforting cosy blankets with love in every stitch for other women going through treatment for breast and other cancers, and at times these may form part of palliative care. They will be called Candy’s Hugs.

Zombie is a bright and beautiful woman so we have chosen a palette to reflect this  which we call Vibrant Riot; it is inspired too by a blanket that was made for her to give big hugs as she goes through treatments.

Will you join with us? If you would like to be involved in any way, we’d love to have you on board. Please post on this thread and PM with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.


The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.Just this please for consistency, and in these colours...

Vibrant Riot Palette

  • Boysenberry
  • Claret
  • Empire
  • Fuchsia
  • Grass
  • Kelly green
  • Lavender
  • Lime
  • Lipstick
  • Magenta
  • Meadow
  • Petrol
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Saffron
  • Sherbet
  • Shrimp
  • Spice
  • Turquoise
  • Tomato
  • Violet 


Squares to be 12 inch or 6 inch, crochet or knitted equally welcome, please use 4mm hook or needles. No blocking necessary and please sew in ends, and make sure any colour changes are firmly knotted.

All crafting abilities _genuinely_ welcome, squares made by beginner or expert will be equally cherished. Simple, complex, single colour, mixed colour. It really is the love and thought that counts.

If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet in 2017, crack on!  We have help for the complete beginner here….And are on hand to help talk you through as well. YouTube has lots of tutorials, you WILL find one that suits! :)

If you feel ambitious and would like to make a whole blanket, then that is wonderful, we are aiming for blankets approx 48 inches by 60 inches, certainly no smaller.

Candy’s Hugs will be an ongoing project, our first posting date is to be January 28th. Do message for posting info when ready.


We are on Facebook - Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.


Thank you so much xx