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Candy’s Hugs. Ongoing in 2023

Candy’s Hugs, making cosy comforting blankets for women going through treatment for cancer. Candy’s Hugs will be an ongoing project. Thanks to your love and support we have sent well over 200 of these now. Amazing.


2023. Very much an ongoing project, please post when you are ready, to Teddington. 

The aim here is to either make 6 or 12 inch squares OR a whole blanket in the vibrant colour palette as below. Squares sent to us will be joined into blankets, good examples on here show the end results! These will then be sent out to nominated women undergoing treatment for cancer. (NB we have also sent to men and children)

More about the origins of the project and our friend Candy who inspired us below




















The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.Just this please for consistency, and in these colours…

Vibrant Riot Palette

  • Apple green
  • Boysenberry
  • Claret
  • Clementine
  • Dandelion
  • Empir
  • Fuchsia
  • Grass
  • Kelly green
  • Lavender
  • Lime
  • Lipstick
  • Magenta
  • Meadow
  • Petrol
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Proper Purple
  • Saffron
  • Sherbet
  • Shrimp
  • Spice
  • Turquoise
  • Tomato
  • Violet

If you feel ambitious and would like to make a whole blanket, then that is wonderful, we are aiming for blankets approx 48 inches by 60 inches, certainly no smaller.









The origins of this wonderful project

We knew her time left with us was short, but the news of Candy’s (Zombie’s) death was still a sad shock, we send so much love to her family and her many, many friends who love and will miss her greatly, we hold our happy memories of her very dear. Bless her.

Just before Christmas, Zombie donated funds to Woolly Hugs and together we hatched a plan to develop an ongoing project with her, which she loved, to make comforting cosy blankets with love in every stitch for women going through treatment for breast and other cancers, and at times these may form part of palliative care.

So glad we could establish Candy’s Hugs with her and thanks to you wonderful people achieve her ambition of seeing it all well
underway before her death. Her legacy of Candy’s Hugs will be one of love and strength, of friendship, learning and developing crafting skills, of creativity, of coming together to show compassion, support and give and receive comfort, Such a beautiful inspirational woman. How lucky we were to know her. X

Zombie was a bright and beautiful woman so we have chosen a palette to reflect this which we call Vibrant Riot.Will you join with us?











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