Today I completed my 8 squares for a collaborative blanket, and they should be on their way to the organisers soon! I’m looking forward to seeing the blanket come together.
Our colour palette was pink and teal, I did have a lot more pinks than teals in my stash so my squares are predominantly pink!
The last square I attempted was ‘The Crocodile Flower’. It was quite a challenge and did take a while. I’m not sure I even got the centre perfect but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It’s a whopper at 12 inches square when finished. If you would like to try the pattern you can find it here via Ravelry.
It has been nice to contribute some crochet ‘for a cause’. I do hope to do more of this in the coming year. In a few weeks a local organisation ‘Pregnancy Matters‘ is holding a fundraising dinner and silent auction. I’ve donated a custom made crochet blanket to the cause. If you happen to be attending this dinner, dig deep, make a bid and you could have your very own handmade blanket just in time for winter!
Here are a few more links if you’ve been thinking about donating some hand knitted or crochet items to charity:
Knit4Charities – Australian site who organise donations to various charities
Making hats for teenagers at Westmead via Retro Mummy
Wrap with Love – distribution of handmade blankets to those in need
Knit a Square – (or crochet!) 8 x 8 inch squares for AIDS orphans
If you know of any more please leave a link in the comments below!