You might remember this post from back in March where I shared some squares that I had crocheted for a collaborative charity blanket.
This was the finished product. Amazing, right?!
Photos are used with permission and were taken by one of the amazing organisers, Emma. Check out more of her photos over at Fair Light Photography
The organisers provided a colour palette (selected from Design Seeds), chose a pattern, and then allocated squares to participants based on how many we had ‘pledged’ to make. The idea is that while we crochet up the squares, we keep the intended recipient in our thoughts and prayers.
We were asked to use 8ply acrylic – that way the finished blanket is easy to care for and relatively cheap to make (if we did need to purchase yarn in those particular colours, but the idea is to use as much from the stash as possible – and share yarn around). Despite the different interpretations of colours and different brands of yarn used, the finished blanket was quite spectacular.
This was the 4th blanket that was made using this idea, and now we are onto the 5th! All recipients so far have been sick or elderly people in our church congregation. The patterns have varied from blanket to blanket, which is nice because it means it never gets boring.
For the 5th blanket, we have used the Daisy Flower Crochet Charity Square pattern which will be combined with multi-coloured grannies. I realised I forgot to take a photo of my finished daisy squares, but here is one of them as a work-in-progress:
These are my multi-coloured granny squares (snapped quickly before I dropped them off):
I’m looking forward to see how this one comes together, early sneak peeks have looked wonderful, it’s going to be bright and bold.
If you would like to donate some hand knitted or crocheted items to charity, I added a few links to my previous Crochet for a Cause post. Or, if you are interested in making a collaborative blanket using a similar idea to what I’ve outlined here feel free to email me for more information