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Craft some hope for southern U.S. tornado victims

Some time last year we wrote about a Craft Hope project. This group organizes projects all throughout the year and the latest one caught our attention. Craft Hope Project 13 is blankets for survivors of tornadoes in the southern United States.

Over the last year or so, Lara has posted knitting patterns for various types of knit squares. You can find all the patterns here, including the 10-inch sailor's rib, square short-row, super-quick 10-inch, 10-by-10, 30 to 10 and WSRS. There is also a crochet pattern for a 9-patch washcloth that can be turned into a square for a blanket.

Here's a tip from Lara: "Baby blankets are usually about 40 inches square, so you would need 16 squares. A blanket for a child, or a lap blanket for an adult might be 40-inches-by -50-inches, so you would make 20 squares for that one. A twin-bed-sized blanket is about 50-inches-by-70-inches, which would take 35 squares. A blanket for a double bed needs to be about 60-inches-by-90-inches, requiring 54 squares."

You can find more square and blanket patterns at Knitting Pattern Central and Crochet Pattern Central.

And, of course, any type of blanket would certainly be welcome. Try a no-sew fleece, or give sewing a shot.

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