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 great intro, Amy, with plenty of inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s contributions.

Thanks Amy for getting us off to a SUPER start in 2021...LOVE your intro.  :))

Happy New Year, everyone.  xo

Thank you Amy for hosting the 1st theme of 2021, I think your intro will inspire all of us!

This blanket is made mainly of Aran yarn, but the variegated is chunky. I hope a child will have fun with their South African animals...... even if the elephant looks wonky..... I had trouble sewing on the fabric, as the elephant wouldn’t keep still :))

Beautiful earthy tones here Chris!      I can see your signature is written all over it too within the animal applique pictures and the general style and flair you always put into your completed blankets X

Chris, this is a fabulous blanket and really shows off some of the animals found in Africa.  

This is a great way to start off our Safari!

I love that you have incorporated the Color of the Month, Gold, so brilliantly in this blanket, too.

Thank for starting us off with a WINNER!

Chris, this is a gorgeous blanket - a picture book to wrap a child and spark a young imagination.  Well done!! xo

Another gorgeous blanket, Chris, incorporating all the elements of the theme.

Woo Hoo Chris!! You are off to a flying start in 2021!!

This is a BEAUTIFUL blanket, Chris and the thought and love that you have put into it, from the colours to the pictures, will be cherished by the one who receives it, as they revel in its warmth.

It’s perfect for this theme, Chris. I love the colours and the animals appliquéd onto your blanket.

Chris, your African Animals blanket is wonderful.   I'm sure the children will have lots of fun with their animal friends.

Amy, this is a fabulous start to 2021!!!  So much inspiration in your theme, and I'm looking forward to seeing the wonderful work of our crafters - work that will reflect the beauty of S.A. ... xo

Brilliant intro Amy. Love your blanket Chris it’s perfect...animals and colours. 



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