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Special Winter Time Blanket Challenge from the clocks going back until they go forward!

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.

POPULAR BLANKET SIZES:

 

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'

 

PREMATURE & ANGELS

 

CUDDLES 

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

 

SANDS

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

 

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

 

Needles & Hooks, Angels & Preemies

Angel, Preemie and Baby from Popular Blanket Sizes

 

BABIES & CHILDREN

 

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

 

ALL AGE CHILDREN / TEENAGERS

 

Operation Orphan

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

 

Project Linus

Blankets all sizes from baby to teenager

 

Re-Act Scotland / The Highlands Support Refugees

Large blankets 6’ x 4’, for refugee families

 

Algerian Action

Baby blankets 20” x 20” and larger ones for families, also 5” squares

 

Knit for Nowt (East Yorkshire)

Lap blankets for adult

 

L.I.L.Y (love in the language of yarn)

Blankets all sizes from baby to adult, also 8” squares that are sewn together to make blankets

 

ANIMALS:

 

Battersea Dog and Cats Homes

 

Dogs Trust

 

SSPCA/RSCPA/WSPCA/CATS PROTECTION

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

 

Paws2Freedom helping resuce dogs in Romania

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