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Residential schools were government-sponsored religious schooles that were established to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian cultrue.  In May, Canadians were shocked to find the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former school in British Columbia, where some were believed to be as young as three years old. This fundraiser  is for me to bridge the gap between Canadians and the Indeginous. All proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go directly to True North Aid, in Kitchener, ON, dedicated to serving and supporting norther Indigenous communities through practical humanitarian support. 



This is a very simple pattern that can be worked up in less than 30 mins. The pattern is worked up in rounds; changing colour in each round. The tassel and the keychain is added on at the end of the piece on opposite sides. The finished product is approximately 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and with the tassel, it measures approximately 10 cm (4 in) in height.


Any type of lace cotton yarn in red, orange, white, and black

Crochet Hook Size: 1.5 mm

Key chain



Ch = Chain

Inc = Increase

Dec = Decrease

Sc = Single Crochet

(Ch) Sp = (Chain) Space

Slst = Slip stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

MR = Magic Ring

F/O = Fasten off

Puff St = YO, [insert hook in st, YO, pull through st, YO] repeat 3 times until you have 7 sts on your needle, YO and pull through all stsYO = Yarn Over[repeat everything within brackets]

Indigenous and Canada **Pattern Only**

Excluding GST/HST
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