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Video: How to knit a COVID memorial blanket square

THE BLANKET PATTERN: THIS IS THE SQUARE TO BE USED IN THE 9000 SQUARE BLANKET

The blanket project, launched by a group in Lindsay,Ontario, Canada, centres around the creation of square-foot knitted or crocheted pieces that will all be pieced together. The group hopes to gather 10,000 squares from crafters across the country — each square representing someone who died as a result of COVID-19.

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MEASUREMENTS: 12 x 12 inches


MATERIALS: 1 Skein of Berroco Vintage (Worsted Weight) – Any colour can be used for this project, there are more than 80 to chose from. We have dedicated the colour Aqua 5125 to represent Frontline/Essential Workers. 4.5 mm needles (can be knit on straight or circular)


GAUGE: 20 stitches x 27 rows = 4 inches


PATTERN: Cast on 60 stitches. Knit 6 rows. Repeat these 2 rows until the square measures 11.5 inches. Row 1 – (RS) Knit all stitches Row 2 – (WS) Knit 5 stitches, purl to the last 5 stitches, knit 5 stitches. Knit 6 rows. Bind off. Weave in ends. (no need to leave any for seaming)


SQUARES CAN BE MAILED TO

Covid Blanket Squares 111 Cable Road, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, K0M 1N0


PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOUR SQUARE:

Name, address, email, and if you wish to include a message of hope, love, or support, please do so.

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