"This just goes to show the difference that yarn and tension make - I also have a 5mm hook and used DK, but a thinner than average one, and a 36 chain produced a 7" square! I'll start at 42 next time :))"
"Thanks, Gloria - I'll certainly be doing this again, maybe for the 'two colour challenge' in November, if not before. And next time I'll try to make eight-inch squares - this one needs a border added as it's too small…"
"Thank you, Gloria, for an amazing month - it's been wonderful to see how people have been inspired to try so many new ideas, and I for one have really enjoyed branching out into new areas. Well done, too, for embracing the pink CoM - now…"
"And I have it!! May not be clear from the photo, but it is a double ended hook, and most definitely new to me ! 30 cms long, so feels a bit clumsy, but I'm sure I'll get used to it - can't wait to get started :))"
I have a pattern for the African Flower Ball. I can send it to you, but I found it on Internet under African Flower Soccer Ball. It was created to celebrate the World Cup in SA. If you can't find it ther, let me know and I'll send you my copy. It's only 5 rounds. You need 12 to make a ball the size of mine, which is smaller then a regular soccerball.
A warm welcome to Knit A Square from over here in Western Australia. :))
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the children. They love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of patterns provided by our fellow KASers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist for 2016, you can see what items we are currently focusing on.
Clicking on the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have . Any other questions...please ask...we love to help. :))
If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.
If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.
Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link
We are so pleased you have joined us, a circle of caring friendsand volunteers from all over the globe determined to make a difference in a child life stitch by stitch, one square at a time. Spread the warmth and knit a square.”
This item will allow Knit-a-Square to pay our wonderful co-team workers – the Gogos (grandmothers) – to sew the squares received from across the globe into blankets for the children. $5 US will pay for 4 blankets to be stitched together.
"CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors. The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world."
Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.