Crochet a Snowflake. Support a child this Christmas

Home-Start gives emotional and practical support to thousands of struggling families across the UK every year, but there are still thousands they can’t reach, so we need your help!

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What is the Home-Start Snowflake appeal?

Wear with pride to show your support for children in the UK who are facing hardship and tragedy. Share your snowflake selfies online #snowflakeappeal. Find out more about the appeal and donate here.

Why not crochet a blizzard of brooches and sell them to raise more funds for the Snowflake Appeal?  Donate your funds online or send a cheque or postal order made payable to Snowflake Appeal to:

The Snowflake Appeal, Home-Start UK, The Home-Start Centre, 8-10 West Walk, Leicester, LE1 7NA.

Watch Kirstie Allsopp crocheting a snowflake with BellaCoco and LoveCrochet.

Read more about why LoveCrochet are supporting the Home-Start Snowflake Appeal here.

Make a snowflake brooch

Sarah-Jayne from the Bella Coco blog has been teaching Kirstie Allsopp how to crochet a snowflake, and now she's going to teach you too! Grab your hooks and crochet a snowflake brooch along with her brilliant tutorial video. It's suitable for beginners, so invite all your friends around and crochet a sparkly flurry - any yarn will do, the sparklier the better!

Snowflake pattern Check out last year's snowflake, which is free to download here. Every snowflake is unique, so grab any DK yarn and make your snowflakes sparkle! Embellish with sequins, glitter and tiny buttons, anything you like!

Plus you can share pictures of your special snowflakes with the LoveCrochet community!

How will supporting Home-Start make a difference?

We all know how bumpy family life can be - when things get serious, when everyday life goes wrong, it can be very difficult to manage and that’s when Home-Start steps in.

Isolation, illness, disability and poverty are just a few of the reasons that families struggle. Home-Start volunteers are parents themselves, who want to help, not judge - and thousands of families all over the UK have benefitted from their kindness and support. In fact, Home-Start supported more than 70,000 children in 2014. But there were still thousands they couldn’t reach.

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Home-Start UK, charity number: 1108837 (England and Wales) and SC039172 (Scotland)

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