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Melanie Ham Memorial Video

Melanie Ham Memorial Video

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hello, Melanie’s Makers,   

This is Robert. Much love to all of you and thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, texts, emails, comments, shares, and on and on.

Each outpouring of affection toward my wife and my family is felt by all of us and we are all truly appreciative. 

Memorial Video

A few nights ago, I went back and watched Melanie’s Memorial ceremony from 1.29.2022.

Watching it a week after the event, I definitely saw it through a different lens (mostly hazed with tears) but rewatching it filled me with gratitude for all the people that made it happen… thanks to all my amazing family, and to all the speakers, you did so well.

My sister and my dad KILLED Amazing Grace, and Crossroads and Pastor Todd were also amazing. Ashley and Lisa’s attention to detail arranging the whole ordeal was simply a gift.

So, I wanted to share with you Melanie’s ceremony with a few cuts in between to keep it moving but mostly left it as is. You can watch the memorial over on Mel’s YouTube channel, here.

We will not monetize it but would encourage you to share it with those who missed it and are interested because I really think we all tried our best to honor Melanie and her legacy.

I want to reiterate that we are definitely planning on keeping Melanie’s pages, classes, and socials active and running. We’re still figuring out how the future looks, and what we do with it.

Basic crochet scarf

Documentary about Melanie

I am currently working on a documentary about my sweet wife and her fight with cancer over the past few years, and we will share it on her YouTube page and blog when it’s ready.

As a filmmaker/storyteller I also have an inner desire to share my wife’s story and she trusted me to do so. She gave me permission to tell it honestly, in a vulnerable and authentic way, mostly because she cared so much about all of you and wanted you to hear her story.

And of course, as a filmmaker, I videoed many moments with her that we didn’t show publicly at the time because of our focus on battling the disease.

For now, this is where we are, please keep us in your prayers, especially my kids… and keep on creating beautiful fun things! To Melanie! Peace and Love.

Best, Robert


Saturday 5th of March 2022

Over 3 years ago, as a novice crocheter I decided I wanted to crochet a lovey for my first long-awaited grandchild. I found Melanie's videos online and fell in love with the way she taught how to crochet. So patient and upbeat, she helped me to enjoy crocheting with her detailed instructions. I am getting ready to make a new lovey for a new grandnephew and went to youtube and the memorial video popped up in my feed. I am in shock and disbelief... wonderful Melanie gone from this world? Thank you, Melanie, for all you shared with so many of us, and thank you, Robert, for being a support to her! I am sorry I didn't know she was ill to keep her in my prayers, but you and your family will be in my prayers now. May your faith support you in the days ahead and may happy memories of her comfort you. My deepest sympathies

The Elledge Family

Saturday 5th of March 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t have the words but, I will try… watching Melanie’s tutorials brought my deaf son and I closer together around the holidays, at a time where I felt I was losing him. He learned to crochet and ended up crocheting a king size blanket for my bed for Christmas that year! Her tutorials taught him something that made him feel so good about himself when the world around him was not. Unfortunately, the ugliness from the outside world was too much for my deaf son and he took his life a couple of years ago. I haven’t had the courage to start sewing/crafting again until now. Hearing this, breaks my heart. Please know how much your wife/mom will always mean to me. God Bless You and all of your family.

~Denise S. Wells

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

First, God bless Melanie, and all who loved her. My heart breaks today, just having learned of this sweet girls passing... I only happened upon Melanie's social pages /tutorial videos, just some months back, and was immediately drawn to her sweetness, her genuiness, her beauty of spirit - it shone through. When I was drawn to her videos and her posts, over time I realized that she was in a lifetime struggle… And it dawned on me at some point that she may not make it, but it was just a shock to see it today, to learn of her passing… Very sincerely from the very first moment I realized what was going on in Melanie’s life it drew me in even more (having loved and lost two very dear, close friends to cancer - one 24, one 68) and made me seek out all of her family and her children, and I remembered her, and them in prayer from then on. The Lord truly must’ve needed his angel back. Now my prayers turn from prayers of healing Melanie, to prayers of strength, and healing of her family. Her husband, her beautiful daughter and son, all of her family and friends who loved her… And all of us whose lives she touched in such beautiful little ways… And the bigger ways. I pray for you comfort, rest, sweet memories always, strengths, and much laughter in the days ahead, for somehow I feel as though I know that’s what she would’ve wanted for all of you. God bless you all .

Love in Him, Denise, just one of her inspired students.🙏🙌🥰💗


Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Melanie was the reason I started my sewing, crafting, and knitting journey. I am forever grateful for all she shared with me. Her videos are still the best. We are praying you for you all as you navigate this next season of life. It brings me to tears to know she is safely home with Jesus.

~Denise S. Wells

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

@Megan, Amen🙏🙌🥰


Monday 28th of February 2022

Please accept my deepest condolences to all of you. Melanie taught me how to crochet- something I picked up and enjoyed immensely during a very isolating and difficult time. Since then, I continued to remake her tutorials and had such joy in giving homemade presents to those I love. What a tremendous legacy she has left. With love, from Canada.

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