This month we will travel across the continent of Africa with most of our attention on South Africa.

We will explore the treasures of the Egyptian pyramids, the wonders of the Okavango Delta, the majesty of Victoria Falls, the flowing waters of the Nile River, the smells and colors of a Moroccan Bazaar, the sands of the Sahara Desert, the snow capped mountains of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the beauty of our beloved South Africa.

Our squares, blankets, toys, hand-warmers and beanies can show us the colors of this continent from the people...

...to the animals...

...to flags...

...and designs...

In past years, Knit a Square has had many distributions on Mandela Day, July 18. We try to have many blankets and items that focus on South Africa, animals, colors and culture.  Our theme is early enough so that we can post our items to be included in this special event.

Since gold can be found in many of the countries in Africa our Color of the Month (COM) is gold/yellow.  Our Pattern of the Year is the Plain Jane, a square of one solid color, usually made with a single crochet or a garter stitch, but they can also be made with other textured stitches.

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A sweet delight!   Looks good enough to eat.

I have some gold/yellow yarn left over from a Christmas present I was making, so its perfect for this month's theme. However, neither my tablet nor my computer want to co-operate in uploading a photo. I think my goal for the year will be digging into my stash and following the colours of the month. Looking forward to it!

Well done Sadie - chuffed to hear the new PJ CofM in inspiring you!

Usually I like doing colourful squares, but I decided this year to try and train myself to do single colour ones too - let's see how it goes!

Yay Sadie!!  I don't usually do many PJs, either, but am hoping to up my game in that area.  :))

Bev, I have to chuckle at your comment as you embellish your PJs in the most incredible ways.  All those appliques are perfect for every theme.

I know you will do a great job and each and every square you make for the children Sadie.

Good thinking, Sadie.   I hope to follow your lead and make a PJ or two each month, but there will be some other things as well (I hope -- that's the plan, anyway.  LOL)

Here is a pattern from My Hobby is Crochet.

Yes, there were lots and lots of ends to sew in, but the end result is well worth the time.  I made this according to the pattern colors...next time I think I will change it up to include more orange hues as that seem to be a more realistic color for giraffes.

This block is 4 squares.

What a handsome fella!  Great job, Amy.

I agree Mili!

Amy, your C2C animal squares are always a thing of beauty!   This giraffe looks so sweet and curious, too.  Can't wait to see what your own color variation will be.



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