Posted on 29-9-2021 by Janita van Rijnsbergen
Help save the planet! Yarnplaza and Happy Handmade Living have joined forces to support the World Wildlife Fund. Read on to discover how you can make the world a cleaner and more beautiful place with your crochet hobby.
The earth is one of our most precious possessions. So, let's be kind to it and take better care of nature around us. We recently introduced our sustainable yarn range. By choosing to go 'green' with products from this collection, you are able to enjoy crafting in a sustainable way. Today we go a step further. We have teamed up with Lisanne Multem of Happy Handmade Living to support the great work of the World Wildlife Fund. Read all about the Happy Handmade Bag below and join us!
Crochet the Happy Handmade Bag and support the WWF
Plastic. It is one of our oceans’ greatest pollutants. Did you know that a plastic grocery bag has an average usage time of just 15 minutes, but that it takes 20 years to break down naturally? As a result, this plastic accumulates in the sea and 100,000,000 animals die every year because they become entangled in it, or their stomachs are full of it. The World Wildlife Fund is acting against this ‘plastic soup’, and we would like to do our bit to help.
Therefore, in collaboration with Lisanne Multem of Happy Handmade Living, we are launching the Happy Handmade Bag. This bag helps us battle this ‘plastic soup’ in a couple of ways. Firstly, this crocheted bag is a great alternative to single-use plastic grocery bags. And secondly, Yarnplaza is donating €2,50 to the World Wildlife Fund for every kit or pattern sold (this campaign will run until 31 December 2021). And the added bonus? This bag is a real pleasure to crochet! It’s a win-win-win situation.
Order your Happy Handmade Bag crochet kit or crochet pattern
What can you do to support the WWF? It’s simple, just order your Happy Handmade Bag Crochet Kit or Crochet Pattern and we will donate €2,50 directly to the World Wildlife Fund on your behalf.
The Happy Handmade Crochet Kit is available in four different colorways, each (appropriately) inspired by the colors of the sea. They are Jade Gravel & Aventurine, Cream & Aventurine, Ice Blue & Glass, and Glass & Aventurine.Prefer different colors? Then shop the Happy Handmade Bag digital crochet pattern separately and choose your favorite colors from the extensive range of Yarn and Colors Baby Fabulous (45% cotton, 55% acrylic), a wonderful crochet yarn.
A market bag for everyone
Of course, we want absolutely everyone to be able to crochet this super trendy market bag and help make the world a more beautiful place. That’s why Lisanne has only used basic crochet stitches: chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochets, and double crochets (US terms). Plus, the pattern comes with handy photo tutorials so that crochet fans of all skill levels can get started on their own Happy Handmade Bag. In addition to the kit or pattern + yarn, you will also need 4.5 mm and 6 mm crochet hooks, scissors, and a darning needle. And a dash of enthusiasm too, of course!
On behalf of us and the World Wildlife Fund, THANK YOU in advance!