Directions for The Christmas Charity Blanket Project – Join in!

It appears that this fine project had gone global with pledges from a host of countries so thanks for spreading the word and don’t stop, the more squares, the more blankets.

Best of Crochet » Join us! The Christmas Charity Blanket Project – directions!

Please find below a snippet of the details for the Christmas Charity blanket Project. For even more details and ideas go to Best of Crochet where you will find more links and images to help create the perfect blanket.

On November 11, 2013 by

1. What squares?

If you prefer to go with the basic granny square, that is great! You can find a nice

  • video tutorial on how to crochet a granny square here
  • here is a graph of granny square and instructions how to read it.

If you would like a challenge or some variety, I’ve found some beautiful granny square variations with great tutorials hereherehere and here.

If there are some knitters out there who are excited to join, please do! Knit squares go just as perfectly!

2. How big squares?

I propose to stick to squares around 13 cm x 13 cm (5,2 x 5,2 inches). This is around the size I get when I crochet 4 dc rows with size 7/4,55 mm hook.

Granny square sizeIf your square is slightly different in size, don’t worry, I will do my best to fit it in.

3. What type of yarn?

Granny squares are awesome because you get to use up your left over yarn and combine different yarns. We will have different granny squares from around the world, so I am sure we will also have different types of yarn in our blanket. I am not a yarn expert, but would recommend you stick to fingering (if not too thin) to worsted yarns as shown in the pic here. Feel free to mix!

If you would like to contribute to the cohesiveness of the blanket, and if you have the chance, you may add a row of white in your square so it would be a repeating color.

This is a wonderful way to give something in this season of goodwill so a huge thanks to Best of Crochet in sweden for inviting us to join in.

Please also spread the word so that we can reach more people and make an even greater blanket!

16 thoughts on “Directions for The Christmas Charity Blanket Project – Join in!

  1. Ciara November 24, 2013 / 20:14

    Reblogged this on Totally Hooked and commented:
    Brilliant idea. If anyone has time to make a square or two, this is the place to go!! Great way to get onto crocheting and its all for a good cause 🙂 santa will be so proud!!!


  2. Ciara November 24, 2013 / 20:13

    Brilliant idea!! unfortunately I’m swamped with christmas projects. I will keep it in mind though and make some during the year and support next year 🙂


  3. Iida November 19, 2013 / 22:35

    Thank you for reposting! 🙂


  4. aphorning November 15, 2013 / 03:18

    Reblogged this on Caught on a Hook and commented:
    Christmas Charity Blanket! Use your extra yarn to make granny squares to send to this charity in Sweden!


  5. loobyloucreations November 13, 2013 / 13:29

    i literally have about 100 squares sat in a bag doing nothing unfortunaetly i can not afford the postage costs 😦


  6. a little bird made me November 12, 2013 / 10:45

    Reblogged this on a little bird made me and commented:
    A lovely way to contribute some crafting to a blanket that will go to a charity in Sweden for someone’s Christmas (because that is where the crafter who is coordinating it is living!). So if you want to make a few squares and pop them in the mail – join in!


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