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Blanket Challenge

As we all know blankets are needed by so many of our charities that it is forever the largest challenge going in the charity world. So we came up with a marathon blanket challenge!


As the colder weather descends on us what better time to take up this challenge. Whether you crochet, knit or sew one it is entirely up to individual people or groups. Use what ever pattern you like. Just choose which charity you wish to support and go for it.


If we all pull together and were to make one just think how many we could make between us.



Extra small preemie15” x 15”

Small Preemie 18” x 18”

Medium Preemie 20” x 20”

Large Preemie 24” x 24”

Baby 24” X 30” 36” x36” 39” x 39”

Lap blankets 39” X 39” 36” X 48”

Wheelchair36” X 48”

Single bed blanket 4’ x 6’

Double bed blanket 5’ x 6’

King Size 6' x 6'





From 15”x15”, no thicker than 4ply for 20”x20” or smaller; no thicker than DK for larger blankets



White only

Using their knitting pattern:

24”x24” without border or

22" x 22" plus border to one edge or

20" x 20" then border added to 4 sides giving 24”x24” finished size

Using their crochet pattern:

22"x22" to 24"x24" without border or

19”x19” before border added to 4 sides

Knitted micro blanket 10"x10" plus border added to all 4 sides


Lisa's stars

SANDS blanket pattern - A4 or A3 sizes preferred


SIMBA - Simpson's Memory Box Appeal simba-simpson-s-memory-box-appeal-t14848

6” squares white / cream / lemon but not pink or blue


Needles & Hooks, Angels & Preemies

Angel, Preemie and Baby from Popular Blanket Sizes




Local Hospital Neonatal units etc.

30” x 30” swaddling blankets , 36" x 53" cot blankets, large blankets 6’ x 4’


Knit for Peace

Baby blankets and bigger




Operation Orphan

Blankets in single and double bed size for needy children at home and overseas


Rainbow Children's Charity Trust

Blankets all sizes from baby to teenager


The Highlands Support Refugees

Large blankets 6’ x 4’, for refugee families


The Falconer Trust

Blankets approx 1 metre square and larger ones




Battersea Dog and Cats Homes


Dogs Trust



Any size blankets needed from cats to large dogs ie. from 20”x20” and bigger


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