Blankets For Canada
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
Keywords: C_32705, october2012, blankets for canada, blankets, afghan, crochet, knit, squares
Join squares together by forming vertical strips. Each strip requires 6 squares. Create 8 strips and join them together to complete a blanket.
Join rectangles and strips together by weaving or backstitching the edges together with a yarn needle. Or, you may crochet them together using a single crochet stitch.
Many volunteers like to work 2 rows of single crochet around the assembled blanket to give an attractive, finished appearance.
Don’t forget to work your ends of the yarn into your finished squares. This saves time during assembly.
For Blankets for Canada, the basic section is a 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm (8" by 8") square. When you combine 48 squares (six across and eight down), you create a full-size afghan, 122 cm x 163 cm (48" x 64"). With just 20 sections (four across and five down), create a lap robe or infant-size blanket 81.3 cm x 102 cm (32" x 40").
For patterns and more info, go to www.blankets4canada.ca