A few months ago I decided to crochet afghans for kids. I remember when I was in kindergarten I had my own little blanket–all the kids did–which we used a “rest time.”
I bet most kids would like to have their own blankets, so I sent the first three I made to a shelter for women and their children. I have three more ready to go and thought I would show them off here in the hopes of inspiring others to create something similar for less fortunate kids in your community. My next one will be a rainbow of colours, leftovers from other projects.
By the way, I am using Bernat Handicrafter’s Cotton yarn because it stays looking new forever–no pilling no fuzzies! Also, I’m using a 6.5 mm crochet hook; you could certainly use a bigger one for a looser weave and a faster finish time. One last tip, check your local dollar store for cotton yarn–I found tons of it for a fraction of what you would pay at craft stores.
I hope my every one of my little blankets becomes some child’s favourite “blankie.”
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Happy New year and happy crafting!
Now that my children and grandchildren are all grown up and prefer to wear the latest styles (not Grammie’s crocheted stuff), I decided to start making afghans for less fortunate children. I have tons of colourful craft cotton, which never gets fuzzy or worn-looking and can take a real beating. Perfect for the little ones to curl up in. I’ve made three, so far, and have a fourth on on the go and a fifth one planned. I love to be busy, especially when I’m just sitting on the sofa watching television. Anyway, blah, blah, blah…here are my first three afghans. Feel inspired?
This is a close-up of one that I crocheted as a simple rectangle. To keep it interesting, I used a variety of simple stitches, including single, half-double and double crochet.
Here’s the second one, which I made from 12 simple granny squares. I crocheted them together with white yarn and added a simple border. Well, Cookie seems to like it!
Here’s the third one, just one big granny square with lots of bright colours.
Afghans numbers four and five are in the works, so come on back soon to see what I’m doing with my giant basket of yarn.
Happy crafting, happy crocheting, happy everything!