Students Crocheting for a Cause


Kylie Wood, Staff Writer

Every Wednesday at common lunch, students gather in Mrs. Binion’s room to participate in an activity not typically associated with teenagers: crochet. 

Crochet for a Cause, or Crochet Club, meets every Wednesday in Mrs. Binion’s room to crochet items for altruistic causes. Hats and scarves are made early in the year to help the homeless in Denver endure winter; blankets, stuffed toys, and baby sweaters are made for the Chinese Children Adoption International orphanage. Last year, the club made over twenty sweaters; this year they have a goal of 100, however, each member will set a reasonable individual goal. 

Crochet for a Cause is sponsored by Mrs. Binion and was founded in 2011 by a student who “didn’t know how to crochet, but wanted to learn,” according to their website. For those interested in joining: no experience is needed, and hooks and yarn are provided. All you need to do is show up to room 922 at Wednesday common lunch, and mentors will teach you all you need to know.

More information about Crochet for a Cause can be found on Mrs. Binion’s website.