09 May 2014

The Little Yellow Duck Project

It's been a while since I posted anything, just been so busy lately. Today's I would like to share with you a very meaningful initiative called The Little Yellow Duck Project. If you hang around Ralvery a lot you'll probably have seen it already.

So what is The Little Yellow Duck Project?
"The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs tissues. " - copied from their website
There are some free patterns on their website you can use, so whether your craft is knitting (pattern by Allan Dart no less), crochet or sewing, there is a pattern for you.  

I made a crochet one today, during my study break, ahem.... it's a quick and easy make, but the only yellow yarn I have is some 4ply/fingering cotton yarn, so I doubled the strands and used a 4mm hook. It came out smaller than I thought, but it's rather cute.
There is even a special tag. I named her Yaya - Chinese for little duck, or can also mean little girl. Now I just need to find somewhere to leave her to be found :)
Thanks for dropping by, please hop over to Andrea's at Wisdom Begins in Wonder for more fibre fun.


  1. I hadn't heard of this project. Great idea. I love your little duck.

  2. Your duck is delightful! Thanks for sharing it and the interesting backstory.

  3. Adorable! Such a fun project.

  4. What a cute idea. I shall try and knit one.

  5. I love your duck... I hope she finds a good home.

    It sounds like a wonderful project. :-)

  6. Hi Cathy - long time, no post! We've both been busy. :) Love your little Yaya - just a cute beak. I also hadn't heard of the project, but keep us posted on any and all interesting discoveries/stories! Cheers, and take it easy -

  7. I have seen the Woolly Thoughts' pattern going around on Ravelry (Pat Ashforth is one of my favorite designers), but didn't know the story until you posted it. I should go find some yellow yarn!