Friday, June 18, 2010

Special Olympics Michigan Charity Scarf Project

I was spending some time in the forums the other night and someone had posted information about this Michigan Special Olympics Charity Scarf Project.

I had donated scarves to 2009 World Games and the response was overwhelming and the organizers had extra scarves to share with the local community of Boise. So, I really like the idea of helping out in my home state and will be making scarves to donate. I will encourage my fellow crocheter/knitter friends to do so too, it's an easy and fun way to contribute!

Here is some more information about this project:

Scarf Project for Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games

Scarf Project Deadline January 15, 2011
Goal: 2500 scarves

Yarn: Coats and Clark Red Heart Soft Yarn #9518 Teal & #9925 Really Red or Red Heart Super Saver #0656 Real Teal & 0319 Cherry Red. These are the official colors of the Special Olympics Michigan.

The requirements for the scarves are that they are hand knit or crocheted using a combination of the above two colors. Sizes for the scarves are 6 inches wide and 50 to 60 inches in length but you can use any pattern that you would like.

Please send or deliver completed scarves to:

Special Olympics Michigan
3800 Hamlin Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 or

Thank you to cstewart who had posted the original thread I found on Ravelry. If you belong to Ravelry you can find the link here:
and if you're not on Ravelry - why not? It's free to join, full of information, and a really great community of wonderful fiber enthusiasts!

Click for more info and to see my finished scarves:


  1. Thanks for posting this. It's something I will consider, even though with all my yarns, I don't have that one, can you imagine?

    I miss you and looks like the Hookers Team is standing on it's last leg...

    Have a happy weekend :-) Nice to hear from you again!

  2. Twenty scarves crocheted. Six with all the yarn ends woven in. Guess I better get the rest of them ready soon. Fun colors.
    Irene B. in Bay City. MI

  3. Hi Irene,
    Wow! Twenty scarves - that's awesome and thank you for sharing :) You will make a bunch of participants very happy!

  4. I will mail off my 6 crocheted scarves tomorrow. It is fun to try out new stitches like the slant stitch.

  5. I understand the colors for the next games are turqua and royal blue- is this correct? (for 2012) or if they are different, please let me know- thanks, and have a great day!

  6. Hi she b, the "official" colors for 2011 were the turqua and blue colors. Michigan and I think another state independently had different colors. I've been told that Michigan has received the quota of donated scarves that they were hoping for. You can check other state info here,
    (scroll down to "number of scarves received" section, but deadlines are pretty much next week: