The squares in our blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the wold. The blankets provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to Syrian refugee children who have been made homeless by war, and will send a message of concern and hope. Your participation is importantin sending thismessage of hope, the thought that someone cares, and that this beautiful, handmade blanket was created especially for them. It doesn’t really matter what it looks like: even the most basic knitted blanket patterns will yield perfect results – a smile.
I’m asking for 8″ x 8″ (20cms x 20cms) Knitted or Crocheted Squares. Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please. Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) No deadline, no panic, no rush.
When sending me Squares could you please make sure you enclose:
Your e-mail address
Your blog if you have one and Internet name
Your Flickr or Facebook User Name
So I can acknowledge receipt of your Squares please.
FOR ONE 8″/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn
worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles 10 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit. These two rows form the ‘garter’ stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting until you have knitted a square
To ensure you square is 8″/20cm either use a tape measure .
Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together. but if you’re changing colors work in your other tails. DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE. Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.
We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets for this progect we are working with Humanitarian Relief Foundation.
You can also find us at: https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn
Please Help If You Can!
‘Lily’ is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
‘Lily’ has no paid employees. All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
‘Lily’ wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us. Without you, there would be no ‘Lily’ - Love In the Language of Yarn. We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.
Dianne Jones - Founder of ‘Lily’- Love In the Language of Yarn.