Facebook users go wild for mum’s clever Halloween post box display

The Random Acts of Crochet Kindness Facebook group has more than 100,000 members sharing their crochet creations

The spooky crochet post-box topper is in Farnsfield, North Nottinghamshire

A Facebook group dedicated to crochet has gathered over 100,000 members – and they are creating some impressive works of art to boost the community.

The group is open to anyone who wants to show off their crocheting skills, with some seriously impressive patterns.

People are finding the adorable crochet patterns in random places like shopping trolleys and park benches, all for a bit of fun.

Lee-Anne Willis, a dental hygienist from Farnsfield, is just one of the many group members who shared her work.

Her post, about spooky post-box topper, has already amassed over 42,000 likes and almost 500 shares.

On the post Lee-Anne said: “Finally plucked up the courage to do my first post-box topper!

“Never felt confident about if my stuff was good enough to put out there. However I found a simple pattern on Pinterest to adapt that I thought could work and was really happy with the results. Just hope others like it too.”

It took Lee-Anne just three evenings to make the post-box topper


Lee-Anne Willis)

One Facebook user responded: “Absolutely stunning, one of the best Halloween ones I have seen! Goodness me you should never doubt your work if it looks like this…total professional job. Well done!”

Lee-Ann began taking part in the random acts of crochet kindness movement this year, and left items for people around the village to find over the summer.

She said: “There were little items like worry worms, lucky pennies and butterflies.

“I never make anything to sell, I just wanted to give something back to the amazing community we live in.”

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The post-box topper took Lee-Anne three evenings to make over a weekend, and she chose the pattern from Pinterest to adapt.

She continued: “Some of it was tricky but mainly the bits trying to work out how I would get it to be strong enough to stand on its own.

“It’s reinforced inside with wooden lolly sticks, curtain rings and bags of my son’s old play doh.

“My 4-year-old loves Halloween so I did this pattern because I knew he would absolutely love it.”

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Lee-Anne is currently in the planning stages of a couple more projects for other sites in the village.

She taught herself crochet in 2016 using YouTube videos as part of a New Years resolution.

She said: “My mum always crocheted when I was growing up, but I could never pick it up, and promised myself I would learn.

“I’ve been blown away by the feedback, I can’t believe it’s got over 40 thousand likes when I didn’t even think it was anything special.”

You can find the ‘Random Acts of Crochet Kindness’ Facebook group here.

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