The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club

Promoting & Preserving the Art of Crochet in the Danbury, Connecticut , area since 2001

Yearly Activities

Charity Drives:
Every year members of the HHCC are invited to participate in our three charity drives:

  1. Chemo Caps for the Danbury Hospital.  This drive is called "Hats from the Heart" and is presented to the hospital around Valentine's day.  Members are asked to print out and use these labels for each hat donated: http://www.freewebs.com/crochetclubinct/HatsFromTheHeartLabels.pdf
  2. Blankets & household goods such as potholders, towels, and bath mats are donated to the Elizabeth House of Danbury (Women's Shelter).  Items are collected year-round with donation made in the 1st week of December.
  3. Hats, Scarves & Mittens and new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army located in Danbury.  This drive helps deliver warmth and cheer during the holiday season. (image on right from 1st HHCC donation ever made to Salvation Army; 2002.)

If there is great interest for the group to take on another charity, members are encouraged to present it to the body for voting.  Individual charity giving is encouraged, and yarn from the group's "Yarn Bank" may be awarded.

 

  When donating items to our charities, please follow our donation rules.  Thank you.

Classes, Workshops, and Field Trips
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The HHCC presents various how-to classes, Workshops with designers (such as: Melissa Leapman, Maire Treanor, Lily Chin, Doris Chan, and Margaret Hubert), and field trips from time to time.   

Field trips include "Yarn Shop Hops," Stitches East, NY Sheep & Wool Festival, MA Sheep & Wool Festival, and more.


Demonstrations:
The HHCC takes great pride in promoting the art of crochet, ususally offering free beginner lessons at these events.  Some of the events the HHCC has demonstrated at:

  • The Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Mass. (2002 - current)
  • The Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival, Tolland, CT (2007- current)
  • The CYCA's  Knit Out & Crochet Too, New York City, NY. (2003 - 2006)
  • The CraftAdventure, West Springfield, Mass. (2002 - 2006)
  • "Girl Scouts Crochet For a Day," Brookfield, CT (2004)
  • CGOA's "Girl Scouts Crochet For a Day," Chicago, IL (2003)

Casual Gatherings:
A monthly gathering at the Paneara's Bread located in Brookfield is held, non~members are welcomed to participate!  These gatherings take place on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month, in the morning from 10:00 AM - Noon.  As of March, 2009, a third monthly morning gathering has started, meeting on every 5th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 AM - Noon.