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Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Give a Square, Thank You Sandie

16 crocheted squares from our very good friend and long time supporter, Sandie in Louisiana. These wonderful purple, lavendar, pink, dusty rose squares will find their way into an afghan for our Project Welcome Home to benefit The Homeless Families Foundation. They may be group with other squares, they may be used on their own....I'm needing to check the stash of squares I have on hand to decide.

This is a perfect December 1st blog post, as it kicks off our month long focus on squares. Squares knitted and or crocheted are joined to make afghans that are donated to The Homeless Families Foundation as house warming gifts when they transition from their temporary shelter housing to more permanent housing. Squares will be collected for the month of December, then put on hold until. I prefer not to collect squares all year long, but I will periodically call for them to be mailed again. So, don't worry if you run into a time crunch during the busy month of December. I like to hold on squares to control how many I have on hand to join.

2011 Donations:

Scarves 407
Hats 903
Mittens 247
Socks 318
Squares 551+16=567
Rain Ponchos 208
Cotton Washcloths 338
Sweaters/Poncho's 10
Slippers 100
Afghans 44 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)
Misc Items I've not counted misc items like all the personal care items, the neck warmers, head bands, shawl, hot packs, or yarn etc.

Squares should be made of washable yarn, be no smaller then 7 inches or larger then 10 inches. Please avoid using solid white. Do not knot and cut when changing yarn, please leave appropriate tails of several inches when changing yarn and work all ends into your work, except the final tail. Leave a tail of at least 5 inches on the final tail. Any questions, please leave them in the comments and or email me.

*****Please avoid open and lacy stitches when making hats, scarves and slippers. If you can see your hand through the item, and or poke your finger through...it's too lacy and not warm enough. *****

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!


  1. I really enjoyed working on these squares. I know you'll find a good home for them in some beautiful afghan I could never have imagined myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Sandie - love those colors and that is my favorite square pattern - not too open but still pretty. And you are so right about Sandy working her magic with the squares - she's awesome at that isn't she?!

  3. Now I'm blushing Sandie and psmflowerlady...I do love the crazy design portions of putting these ghans together. Hubby laughs at me when I'm throwing around squares, moving them, standing back and looking. Many thanks for your visits, and kind comments.

  4. Thanks! The pattern is my daughter's though I only worked the cross-stitch part of it. It is one of my favorites too!

  5. I've done squares that look like this, but don't remember cross stitches? It's in several of my books, will have to compare sometime.

  6. oophs clicked too soon. Wanted to say compare sometime so we can see the difference. You can't have too many patterns or ways of doing something. lol


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