"I like the effect of this broken rib/swing needle combination, and it seemed like a good way to use up some rather dull grey yarn. The result says 'boy' rather than 'girl' to me, so I thought it fitted this…"
"For some reason I have quite a lot of pink yarn (let's be honest, I have quite a lot of most colours!), so maybe I'll have another go at this pattern in pink - in time for 'Think Girls' at least - just for you Bev - can't…"
"Thanks for the tip, Sharon - my hooks do look quite pointy, but I'll keep an eye out for some that are more so. I think part of the problem is that my crochet tension (like my knitting) is rather tight, so I should probably try to work on…"
I have a pattern for the African Flower Ball. I can send it to you, but I found it on Internet under African Flower Soccer Ball. It was created to celebrate the World Cup in SA. If you can't find it ther, let me know and I'll send you my copy. It's only 5 rounds. You need 12 to make a ball the size of mine, which is smaller then a regular soccerball.
A warm welcome to Knit A Square from over here in Western Australia. :))
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the children. They love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of patterns provided by our fellow KASers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist for 2016, you can see what items we are currently focusing on.
Clicking on the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have . Any other questions...please ask...we love to help. :))
If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.
If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.
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We are so pleased you have joined us, a circle of caring friendsand volunteers from all over the globe determined to make a difference in a child life stitch by stitch, one square at a time. Spread the warmth and knit a square.”
KAS supplied blankets, hats, handwarmers and toys to over 5,500 children in 2017. If Ronda’s wishes come true, in 2018 even more children will receive the gift of warmth and love from around the world.