Check out this awesome project going on at Michaels right now! My daughter, Amelia and I have pledged to crochet one section each a day for every day in January! The collection bin will be at our store until the end of the month, check with your local store for time frames!
Join America’s needleworkers in creating warm afghan blankets for those in need. Create 7-inch x 9-inch rectangular sections using any basic knitting or crochet patterns. Drop your sections in the collection bin at your local Michaels store, and sign the Contributor List located next to the bin.
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1-inch (2.5 cm)
Garter Stitch: Cast on 35 stitches. Knit every row until piece measures 9-inches. Bind off.
Stockinette Stitch: Cast on 35 stitches. Row 1: Knit all stitches. Row 2: Purl all stitches. Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 9-inches. Bind off.
Gauge: 9 stitches = 2-inches (2.5 cm)
Single Stitch: Chain 30 for foundation chain. Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, and in every chain in foundation row. Chain 1 and turn in your work. Row 2: Working under 2 top loops of each stitch in previous row, single crochet across row. Chain 1 and turn. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9-inches. Fasten off.
Double Stitch: Chain 27 for foundation chain. Row 1: Double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain of foundation row. Chain 2 and turn in your work. Row 2: Double crochet in each stitch across row. Chain 2 and turn. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9-inches.
A full-size, 49-inch x 63-inch afghan requires 49 squares measuring 7-inches x 9-inches. Join vertical strips of seven squares, seven strips total. Join strips to make one afghan.
If you would like to help join squares, contact the Store Event Coordinator. Thank you.
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