MARCH IS ALL ABOUT
Hello and welcome to all you wonderfully talented crafters out there in KASville. It's March, and we have just come through the Valentine's Day month, so I'm sure we all know what a heart looks like :)
A PATTERN FOR YOU
Heart appliqués can be securely stitched to squares, toys, hats, and handwarmers. Appliqués can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or cut from felt or fabric. You can knit or crochet a heart into a square as you work. A heart can be duplicate stitched, embroidered, or cross-stitched onto a completed square. Just look at these beautiful examples I found in our photo section!
This month we are going to concentrate on hearts ... hearts of any color, any size, and any style. Use any of the patterns here, pick a pattern from your to-do list, or be expressive and make up your own pattern. Take inspiration from what you see here, and what you will see as these pages begin to fill up.
When a child receives a heart in his or her blanket, I'm sure that child will feel loved. So let's send the children a
little heart with a BIG message...
Here is a little poem I have written for you (with my sincerest apologies to Dr. Seuss). It is interspersed with links (in red) to various patterns, along with some photos of previous work.
King Hearts, Queen Hearts
Hearts for Girls and Hearts for Boys
Hearts with Smiles and
Hearts from needles, hooks, or looms
Hearts like flowers filled with blooms
Hearts with Trunks, Hearts with wheels
Some like Fish, like Birds, like Seals
Many hearts will make a Bug
Special Hearts to hold and hug
Some are Big and Some are Small
You can find hearts everywhere!
I’d like to say I’ve made them all.
But no, that tale would be too tall.
Watch this theme and you will see
Which of these were made by me!
And while we're at it, please let's not forget our fabulous PJs.
They are, after all, the
HEART of every KASblanket!
A T.R.U.E. PJ is an 8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only. It can be knit (garter stitch) or crochet (single crochet).
A P.E.R.T. PJ is also an 8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only. However, unlike the T.R.U.E. PJ, it can be made using a pattern for texture and design. It can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or Tunisian crochet.
All PJs provide a beautiful background in a blanket, helping the fancier squares to stand out. Just look at the beautiful blanket above and you will see just how valuable our humble PJs are :)
Just a reminder that our overall theme for 2017 is
THINK LIKE A CHILD
Now ... if you're thinking like a child, you've got to be thinking
Amy's Toy Story is running through to the end of April, so there is still plenty of time to participate.
Not a toymaker? No problem!
Soft, clean, and gently loved items are also welcome.
Somewhere in South Africa, a child is waiting for a toy to cuddle and call
"my very own"
I'll stop now so you can grab your yarn, needles, hooks, or looms
and create some color, warmth, and fun.
Let's send a message to the children
... from our hearts ...
to let them know
they are special!
If you would like to see your photos in our March photo album, please add them to our photo section. I can then pick them up and place them in our
We've filled our first album so I've started a new one. Check our
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Awwwwww ... Anne, this is priceless!!! Gorgeous square, beautiful heart, and a loveable little teddy tucked into the centre. Thank you! xo
Anne this is just adorable that little teddy sitting on a heart is certainly full of love :))
Anne I love this delightful square and your new, very cute avatar :))
What a sweetie!
A teddy, a heart and a gorgeous pink square .......the complete package for me, Anne. LOVE your square. :))
Joan, I am confident that whatever you come up with will be simply perfect! Something that will add a color, fun, warmth, and love to a child's blanket is all that is required! I'm sure you won't have any trouble at all :) xo
Fabulous intro Glo, really looking forward to this month. thank you for the little links to various heart patterns :))
Great intro, Glo! Thanks for all the pattern links. Love the song, Anne. What if we mention our favourite vocal artist that evokes something from the heart? Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5_QV97eYqM Still remember the where and when as if it were yesterday..
Thank you, Mili. And thank you for that super suggestion and for sharing that song :)) I remember it very well!
There have been so many 'heart' songs ... some romantic, some nostalgic, some upbeat and catchy ... what a great idea to share some! I'll go now and see if I can dig up some of my favorites. Anyone else have any?? xo
Oh, Mili, now you've done it! I thought Anne had set me up with a repetune, and then you came along with Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkle! Yep, that'll be running through my head all day. LOL