"What a beautiful blanket and an absolutely fabulous idea! How much fun it must be to receive squares from 'away' and place them side-by-side in a blanket! Well done, Patricia ... and everyone who participated ... xo"
"Oooh now there's a fun challenge, not knowing what kind of squares they'll send you ahead of time. High fives to all your friends who sent you squares. This is a bold cheery blanket that some child will love cuddling up in. You…"
Yes, I remember those teddies. :) Thanks for posting their photos. :) I must get busy in January and make more toys. I do so love making them and seeing their faces. All of them are different. LOL Thanks for having me here Sharon. :) xxx And so glad I have got to know you and the other lovely ladies at Knitting and Nattering too. :)
A warm welcome to Knit A Square, from over here in Western Australia. :))
Your friend, Sharon, wouldn't happen to be the wonderful Sharon Fennell, by any chance?
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for a vulnerable child in South Africa. The children 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. :)) You can also find postage information and a packing slip to send with parcels there.
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.
Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link: