Has your life been impacted by breast cancer? Stitch this Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pattern today and show your support!
Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among women in the United States. If you know someone who was affected by this disease, you can show your support for breast cancer awareness by stitching this free plastic canvas pattern.
The finished ribbons are approx. 4.5 inches tall x 2 inches wide. I made mine into a magnet for my refrigerator, but you can adapt it for other purposes. You could attach a suction cup and stick it to the inside of your car window. You could also hang the breast cancer awareness ribbon from your rearview mirror.
This pattern uses the slanted gobelin stitch so it is completed quickly. You can easily make a ribbon or two in an hour. It would be a great project for beginners.
Supplies Needed for this Plastic Canvas Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pattern
- 1 sheet of 7 count plastic canvas
- Plastic Canvas Needle
- Pink Worsted Weight Yarn
- Glue Gun
- Plastic Canvas Hole / Rib Counter (optional)
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Stitches Used in This Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Free Plastic Canvas Pattern
This pattern uses the slanted gobelin stitch to create the design. It also uses the overcast stitch to finish things off. If you are unfamiliar with either of these stitches, be sure to check out the links below for free video instructions from Annie’s Attic.
- Slanted Gobelin Plastic Canvas Stitch
Often used to fill large areas.
- Overcast Plastic Canvas Stitch
Used to finish edges.
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pattern
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pattern Instructions
- Cut a rectangle from plastic canvas that is 5 holes x 70 holes.
- Using pink yarn, stitch according to the chart.
- Using pink, overcast the entire piece.
- Cross the ends to form the ribbon shape. (Refer to image if you need guidance on shaping.)
Use hot glue where the ribbon crosses itself to hold the shape of the ribbon.
- Affix the magnet to the back of the ribbon with hot glue.
Make these plastic canvas Awareness Ribbons to support other causes.
For example, a purple ribbon helps raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease. A blue and yellow ribbon helps raise awareness for Down’s Syndrom. Disabled World has compiled a great list of what the colors mean.
If you make this plastic canvas breast cancer awareness ribbon pattern, you will have to come back here and let me know how it turned out. While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my free plastic canvas patterns. Happy crafting!