Here’s another charity knitting opportunity from Ravelry involving handmade snuggle bunnies! Recovery Bunnies is the brainchild of Rose, a knitter who works at a teen rehab center.
During her breaks, she likes to knit, and when the kids see her knitting, they frequently request her to knit something for them, so that they have a tangible reminder of their time in rehab and recovery. As much as she loves to knit, Rose says, “…there are way too many kids for me to do this by myself–I’d hate to have something ready for one kid when they are released, but not the next one.”
Rose then had the idea of gathering charity knitters/crocheters/sewers together and have them all make what she calls “Recovery Bunnies” — handmade, cuddly reminders of their recovery process.
This, of course, is where you fair knitters come in!
How You Can Help
Rose needs lots of hands to create bunnies! If you need a pattern, she recommends these two: Boxy Bunny and Tumbling Bunny. As you can see, the bunnies do not have to be at all large! Small bunnies are perfect for this project.
But you don’t have to use these patterns. You don’t even have to knit. If you would prefer to sew or crochet them, that’s fine, too. The choice is yours. If you have a favorite pattern, use it! The only requirement is that they be handmade with lots of love.
If you’re on Ravelry, you can send Rose a message and let her know you’re interested in making bunnies; her Ravelry name is biologyrose. You can also visit her blog post describing the project and leave a comment there, if you don’t have a Ravelry account. On that post, if you peek into the comments, you’ll find an address where you can send your completed bunnies.
Be sure to spread the word to your other knitting/crafty friends. The more hands, the more kids can receive their own bunnies.
This is such a great way to help teenagers in recovery. Why not gather your yarn and make some bunnies?