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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Helen, your blanket is amazing! It's never too late to add to a theme ... and this is a perfect addition! Such a pretty pattern and so many lovely hearts. How special turn donated yarn into such beautiful hearts to keep a child warm and make him or her feel loved. Well done!
And your closeup square ... what can I say? It's the pièce de résistance!! Thank you :))) xo
So very pretty. Those shadow hearts are beautiful.
Helen, this is a wonderful blanket and how lovely that you have been able to use yarn from all your donations! So many beautifully crafted 'heart squares', it is hard to believe that you are new to crocheting :)) All this while studying for your A levels! I hope your studies and exams go well.
Truly a work of love. All those donations have found their place in a wonderful blanket.
So pretty, Helen....you are certainly a fast learner. LOVE your hearts.......and the fact that some are in pink and some variegated is just the icing on the cake. :))
Thank you all for your lovely comments. I'm glad you liked the close up, Gloria!
Thanks, Chris. Yes, exams are very close now which is why production of slowing but I do try to keep making at every available opportunity!