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Help Make Blankets For Orphans - One Square at a Time

Todd Tyrtle


Do you knit? Do you have a large stash you aren't sure what to do with? Do you just want to help? Here's a fantastic project:

Knit-a-Square takes donations of knit and crocheted yarn squares from around the world. They are then assembled to make blankets that are given to orphanages in South Africa. All you have to do to help keep a child warm is to make one or more squares and send them.

Crochet and knitting patterns are available on the site along with the address where you can send your squares to.

If there's a yarn shop in your neighbourhood, consider asking them to host a knitting circle. It's a great, simple project that just about anyone can do and a few people can make a ton of squares in very little time.

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  • Jelena Woehr

    Ooh! I can't knit (yet) but recently met a coworker's wife who is a knitting queen... maybe I can get her to teach me to make a square?

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I want in on this! I have a friend who knits and I am going to send this to her!