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 Welcome to the February 2018 Theme 

 CELEBRATE AFRICA
This month we celebrate the geographical beauty
of this amazing continent.......

 
   
  
the bounty of its amazing wildlife.......
  
its culture.......
 
and 'Father of the Nation' (South Africa)......
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba)
Here are some beautiful squares from our members, to provide you with a little inspiration........
December 2016 theme - African flower squares   Mini Christmas Challenge Lion Feb 2016 Africa theme

February 2016 - Celebrate Africa - 2 Elephants February 2016 - Celebrate Africa  
  
July 2014 Remembering Madiba 1 
Squares inspired by African animal  or fabric colours/designs

                      
 photo    
     
or a flag or two of the many nations that make up Africa.
                
If you're feeling really energetic, perhaps you will achieve a whole blanket's worth of squares.  :))
   
and remember, it's not too late to include toys for the children
  
And if you're still not sure where to begin, these tunes will get those needles, hooks and looms working, I'm sure.....
 
Please sit with me under Chris's umbrella as we make some LOVE-LY squares to CELEBRATE AFRICA!
Lots of squares, blankets, hand warmers, hats and toys.
Our love and care in every stitch.
Volume...... so there are always enough items for every needy child.
Every child receiving our knitted and crocheted items will know that they are valued and loved.

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Oh Anne, I ALWAYS love your chain stitch squares....you always pick such great colour combos to really make them POP!!   :))

I was so ready to do this month's theme!  Lubabalo Kondlo of South Africa is a Grand Master of Draughts. We call draughts checkers in America.

I was going to do a blanket square. Either a 8 inch square that is a checkerboard, for draughts or checkers, to be put into a blanket. OR a four squares checkerboard that would fit into a blanket. Still working out the math stitch details but it would need to work out to 16 inches by 16 inches. 

BUT I can not come up with idea for attaching the game pieces!!! I know the blanket has to be able to go thru washing so keeping pieces together are an issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

Hi Deborah, Perhaps if you crotcheted an 8" square with a pocket and flap that you could seal down with Velcro?. If you had your pieces in a little drawstring bag they could be kept inside it and then removed when the blanket needed to be washed. If it was too bulky you could do 8"x16" and sew this onto the side of your 16"x16" square and then everything would be together..Hope this has been of some help to you.

Hi Deborah.

Here is a link to a game of naughts and crosses in a square that our dear Gloria Grandy made a few years back....and I love Marion's idea of putting the pieces in a little drawstring bag for safe keeping.  :))

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/tic-tac-toe-3?context=user

Thank you thank you Bev and Gloria. I was so hoping a KASer had done this before but I could not find anything in my searching. This will lead me to my solution. 

I am liking Marion's idea of a large pocket square. 

UOoooooh, a big pocket square... Thinking on this. 

Thank you Marion. 

What a great idea, Deborah.

Thank you Valerie but this one is not really my idea. I am just adapting a Lion Brand yarn idea. 

Brilliant square Susanne! 

Indeed. Brilliant!! Love it. Thanks Susanne. 

Oh what a CUTE giraffe, Sue! You do intarsia sooooo well......if only I could get the tension right, so as not to have holes and bad stitching....lol.

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