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Prime Publishing Raises Money for the Addus Hope Foundation February 26 , 2024

Northbrook, IL – From February 19-February 25, 2024, Prime Publishing raised money for the Addus Hope Foundation through its quarterly Clicks


Prime Publishing Hosts 3rd Annual Cards for Veterans Charity Drive November 17 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – From October 1 through October 31 2023, Prime Publishing hosted their third annual Card Drive for Veterans through its websit


Prime Publishing Raises Money for the American Red Cross of Hawaii September 15 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – From August 28-September 3, 2023, Prime Publishing raised money for the American Red Cross of Hawaii through its quarterly Cl


AllFreeCrochet Hosts Baby Hat Charity Drive

Northbrook, Illinois – is excited to announce they are hosting another charity drive! They are working with the Red Heart Association on their initiative, “Little Hats, Big Hearts” to donate homemade hats to newborn babies. “Little Hats, Big Hearts” is a wonderful project to help raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

This is not Prime Publishing’s first time donating to charity. In fact, Prime Publishing has successfully hosted a number of charity drives in the past and worked with a variety of organizations including Project Linus, Special Olympics, Mittens for Detroit, and the Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. With the help of our charitable (and very talented) readers, Prime Publishing has donated more than:

–200 homemade blankets (crochet afghans, baby blankets, and quilts) to Project Linus
–100 homemade knit and crochet mittens to Mittens for Detroit
–1,700 baby hats to Northwest Community Hospital

Head over to AllFreeCrochet today to learn more about “Little Hats, Big Hearts,” and how you can help. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to make a difference through knit and crochet.

Jeanette Benoit, Editor
Prime Publishing

About Prime Publishing:
Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web sites, eMagazines, and communities focused on the niche areas of crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at


Recent Survey Reveals Crocheters Interests and Habits

Northbrook, IL — A recent survey conducted by revealed the interests and habits of crocheters who subscribe to Hooked on Crochet, AllFreeCrochet’s free daily email newsletter. The goal was to gain a better understanding of what inspires our online readers, what (and who) motivates them to crochet, how they interact with the online crochet community, and just how much this hobby really means to them — you’ll be shocked to hear what they’re willing to give up in order to crochet!

Medical professionals always stress the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Although that may be true, AllFreeCrochet readers disagree; the majority of our readers have sacrificed shuteye in order to keep working on a crochet project. Out of 14,486 respondents, 61.7% of respondents admit they have chosen crochet over sleep at least once. And because there clearly are just not ever enough hours in the day, our readers also revealed that they to take their projects on-the-go – and are proud of it! 93.1% of respondents say they are not embarrassed to crochet in public.

Out of the 14,486 respondents to AllFreeCrochet’s survey, the majority were female crocheters over the age of 60 who crochet daily, and have known how to crochet since they were 18 years old or younger. Not surprisingly, the main reason they crochet is not for the money; only 98 out of 14,486 people (0.7%) say they crochet because of the profit they make from selling their patterns. Instead, 48.3% say they crochet because it’s relaxing, and 42% say they crochet because they like the feeling of accomplishment when a project is completed. 4.8% like the convenience of crochet (hooks and yarn are small enough to use on-the go), and 4.2% say it’s something fun to do with friends and family.

There are obviously many different types of yarn on the market today, but the majority of AllFreeCrochet readers (70.7%) enjoy working with worsted weight yarn the most, and 90% of readers choose to buy from yarn companies such as Lion Brand, Red Heart Yarn, Bernat, etc. Seeing a project they want to make excites readers the most, and 85% of readers find most of their crochet patterns online.

Aside from connecting with AllFreeCrochet through newsletters, respondents said they also enjoy interacting through a multitude of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. They are most active on social media in the morning and evening hours.

Key findings of the survey include:

– Favorite Reader Projects:
54% – afghans
21% – scarves
20% – hats
5% – sweaters

– Social Media Use:
33% check social media in the evenings
32% check social media in the mornings

– Main Sources For Crochet Patterns:
86% – online
8% – books
6% – magazines

– Top Purchased Yarn Brands:
50% – Red Heart
15% – Lion Brand
9% – Caron
7% – Bernat
2% – Patons
0.3% – Premier
0.3% Berroco

Finally, the survey also asked readers what they would like to see changed in the Hooked on Crochet newsletters, both in format and in content. Here is what a few readers had to say about the AllFreeCrochet newsletter, Hooked on Crochet:

“I love your newsletter. It is very inspirational for a crocheter.”

“I am very, very appreciative for the patterns and tutorials that AllFreeCrochet makes available. I have become a much better crocheter and am now even creating my own original patterns. Thank you!”

“I enjoy finding AllFreeCrochet in my inbox and opening to find what it is new.”

“I love that the projects are so well written, and great pictures to walk me through learning how to do it. I’m about 3 years into crochet now… still loving it.”

“Keep up the good work in giving us interesting patterns!”


Jeanette Benoit, Editor
Prime Publishing

About and Prime Publishing: is a website dedicated to the best free crochet patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on crochet. Find all varieties and skills levels, from easy to crochet afghan patterns to complex Tunisian crochet patterns.

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at

AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns Hosts Charity Blanket Drive

Northbrook, IL — As we welcome fall with open arms, we can’t help but reflect back on the highlights of summer. During the month of June, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns teamed up with Red Heart to host a Charity Blanket Drive to benefit Project Linus. From June 1-July 15, crocheters from all over the United States donated homemade afghans to the offices of Prime Publishing (home of in Northbrook, Ill.

Each person that donated a blanket was automatically entered to win a prize package from Red Heart. Included in this prize package was one large red and black canvas tote bag with the Red Heart logo, ten skeins of Red Heart Plush Baby yarn in Kiwi (along with one corresponding crochet baby blanket pattern), one package of Susan Bates plastic yarn needles,  one Susan Bates aluminum crochet hook (size I-9), and six various crochet magazines and brochures full of free tutorials and color photos. The winner of the prize was Ann Rosine of Shelbyville, Ill.

We’re happy to share that received an overwhelmingly positive response from our online community of crafters. More than 100 homemade blankets were donated to Project Linus of North & Central Chicagoland, and we know the children that receive these homemade blankets will cherish them forever. We are so appreciative of the time, money, and love that went into making these wonderful blankets. It’s truly been a rewarding experience to help such a worthy cause. It’s very encouraging to know that such a small company can have such a large impact on those around us.

For more information on how you can craft for a cause, please visit FaveCrafts for a complete list of charities (including Project Linus). Read more about AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns’ Charity Blanket Drive at Stitch and Unwind.