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.
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 bestofcrochet.com
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 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.
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!