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Celebrating 10 Years~Helping our pets & all those we can't adopt!

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Knitting & Crochet World Records!

June 22, 2017

(World's largest crocheted blanket)

At CFC we’ve set many goals for ourselves, from 100 blankets made in 2007 (our first year) to shipping 1,000 blankets in one month (reached last July when we gave away 1,161 blankets in one month).  We’ve been fortunate enough to reach every goal we’ve set!…

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T-Shirts Can Make Great Blankets!!!

December 22, 2016

This idea came from two different volunteers, both giving it a try in completely separate parts of the country at the same time. They created nice and thick, soft and sturdy pet blankets using old t-shirts!

Connie J., a volunteer in Florida, starts with 6-8 old t-shirts (the size of the shirt wil…

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For a New Idea … Try Patchwork Blankets!

November 28, 2016

Looking for a fun idea to spice up your blankets? Interested in trying something new? Here’s another twist to try, as we ratchet up our creativity for 2017. This idea comes from Jennifer B. of Cicero, IL. She made the blankets pictured and they are true beauties.

This is also a great way to com…

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Great Knitting & Crochet Websites – Just in time for the holidays!

November 15, 2016

One of the great things about the Internet is the amount of free stuff which can be found. I especially like to hunt around for great craft patterns, since you can easily see the finished product, find clear and free patterns and even see an occasional YouTube video on how the item was specifically …

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How to Add a Drawing to Your Blankets

November 2, 2016

When you make a beautiful blanket for a pet in an animal shelter, waiting for their forever family, no bit of extra work goes unnoticed. The shelter workers love passing out the blankets to their waiting guests, the pets love the softness and comfort and the adoptive families are thrilled to hear th…

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Simple Trick to Make Super-Thick Blankets!

October 4, 2016

Pets love blankets, and often the thicker the better! Shelters also love blankets, and the more colorful the better! Here’s an idea to make your pet blankets super-thick and quite colorful too. This is especially a good idea when all you have to work with is thin yarn. However, it also works well ev…

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Add Pizzazz to Your Pet Blankets!

August 4, 2016

One of the many great things about making pet blankets is that you can be so creative! You can try out new stitches, combine wacky colors and test if you can master a new technique, without making it a massive project. One of my favorite ways to be creative is to use novelty yarn to add a splash of …

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Making Blankets Makes a Great Group Project

June 23, 2016

What do prison inmates, middle schoolers, retirement home residents and church groups all have in common?  They’ve all made blankets to help homeless pets. One of the many wonderful things about making Comfort for Critters blankets is that it’s something that can be shared with the people in your li…

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How to Make a Crunchy Cat Mat!

March 30, 2016

Cats like a lot of things, but there are a handful of treasures they simply love! Combine the soft feeling of yarn, a crunchy grocery bag and a handful of catnip, and you have a wonderful toy they will play with, sleep on and all around cuddle!

It’s so easy to make, you may want one for every roo…

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How to Make Easy Tied-Fleece Blankets for Pets

January 14, 2016

Making a comfort blanket for a pet living in an animal shelter, does not need to be expensive, difficult, or require a lot of time. There’s also no need to take up knitting or crocheting. Tied-fleece blankets are loved by the shelters and pets alike. They are soft & thick, bright & colorful and easy…

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