Awesome Breastforms is an organization where crocheters and knitters come together to hand make prosthetic breast forms for women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery.
Speaking bluntly, I know first hand there is a need for this. I was stopped in a store one day and a lady was pretty upset. She had a prosthetic pattern in her hand and wanted to know the right yarn to be able to match her existing breast. You see, she had to have one removed.
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The advantage of a handmade cotton prosthetic is that they are cooler, lighter and more comfortable to wear.
Awesome Breastforms Organization is wanting to help put back the curves in women’s bodies that have been taken away.
The Breast Forms are Free & Made by Volunteers
Volunteers from around the globe can get involved to help make the breast form prosthetic. Volunteers are given free patterns to follow to match the sizes they need to achieve. The volunteer then pays for the shipping to get their finished prosthetic to a woman in need.
This is a complete volunteer organization where the organization will not accept monetary compensation.
This is a ‘see a need, fill a need’ humanitarian effort.
You can order your own prosthetic if you need it. You have choices such as skin tone and sizing. You can order just one or a matching pair should you need two. Awesome Breastforms will review your order and match up a volunteer to crochet or knit your prosthetic.
See A Need Fill A Need
I would safely assume that most of the knitters and crocheters are women. It is women, helping women.
Should you feel compelled to volunteer and/or would like to request a prosthetic, you can do so confidentially through the Awesome Breastform Website.
You can join their Facebook Page to see reviews and more but please use their website to contact them to be a volunteer.
As Awesome Breastforms says, “We give you back your curves!”
Please note that The Crochet Crowd loves this form of charity but is not involved in anyway to the organization. All communications and more should be dealt with by the organization directly.
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Another pattern source is Knitted Knockers – knittedknockers.org
Please note that knitted knockers is NOT affiliated with ABF. Their pattern is different than ours and they are a completely different organization . Our pattern isn’t available to the public. Only for volunteers to ensure the quality of our forms. X
Hello, Ty for sharing! I volunteer for this group. To answer a couple questions, our pattern is not available to the public. It’s given to volunteers only but our forms are always 100% free. If you would like a pair or know of someone who does, please visit our website and put in a request. One of our Katie’s will work on your order as soon as we can! We ship
Worldwide too. X
Thank you for adding this meaningful comment.
I would like to have the pattern for making the breastforms.
I’m checking link to ensure we are still connecting to Crochet Awesome Breastforms Website. That’s where the patterns are. Checking now… brb. – Michael
I contacted Awesome Breastforms to offer my time to their cause. I filled out their application and waited. Unfortunately, I was contacted by Laurel Cole-Fisher and was told by Laurel via Facebook chat that she would add me to the “accepted” group. This meant that I should be added to their facebook page and have access to their precious pattern. This prize pattern is only given to the elite few. When I didn’t hear anything else for her for a few days, I sent her another message only to be told they did not want me in the group. I have been crocheting for 50 plus years and am quite advanced, so my skills are not in question. When I asked why I hadn’t been accepted, they said basically I wasn’t welcome. No reason was given. The text was very condescending indicating they didn’t think I could follow their directions. I am very disappointed that this organization is one you spotlighted given their less than kind attitude towards me, and I m sure towards others. 🙁 I think they are afraid I only want their pattern. (Actually, I couldn’t care less about that, I was only trying to help someone dealing with breast cancer).
Thank you for the review. I haven’t volunteered my time to have this type of experience. It’s best to move on if they don’t want your volunteering time. I don’t have direct knowledge of their operations to know how people are chosen.
Links are working. I installed a BLUE button that says INFO on it. Click that and it will take you to Awesome Breast Forms. It may be easier for you to see the blue button instead of a link within the paragraph writing. Take care.
I would love to have the pattern for breast forms. My best friend recently lost both breast to cancer. Thank you so much
If you contact Awesome Breastforms, or visit their website, you can get the pattern. I’m sorry to hear about your best friend.
Hi, I would like to crochet one for my mother in law, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 74. Would you be able to email me or the pattern please? I and she would really appreciate it.
i have two friends that need a breast forms , and i know how to crochet and would love to make them for her. my email address is, [email protected] . i would love to know where to find the pattern. thank you very much.
I actually have heard about breastforms from my Dr. She makes them. Now I can make my own. Thank you so much for the pattern.
I would like to help my Goddess sister’s ! Let’s face it! We must continue to share the love . Please send info on how to volunteer. We need to help one another.
Excellent! Thanks for sharing Mickey!
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