CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS!
(And those keen to learn a new skill during
We have something super exciting for you to get involved in. If you like to knit or crochet then pick up those needles and hooks - we'd love
you to start making some 6 inch squares for our community project "Click and Connect"!
It is a great way to keep occupied at home, making something creative, having a sense of achievement and productivity whilst staying
connected as a community!
We will be putting these squares together (and possibly adding some applique later on) to make a banner/quilt to commemorate this time and
the strength we have had to get through this together. Any squares we have left over we will make into small blankets for the homeless community.
So get your needled "clicking" and "connect" with others. Check out some squares that Heather (knitter) and Laura (crocheter) have already
We want you to be as creative as you like! You can chose any pattern you want (there are some simple ones below to get you started), any
stitch that you like and any colours you prefer! Rainbow, stripes, half and half, chequered - anything goes!
Need a head start? We've done the hard work for you! We've put together some simple patterns for you to try out as well as the number of
stitches and rows to get a 6" square (or as close as possible!) Remember that your tension might differ from ours so have a tape measure handy and check size by folding one corner up to the needle so
the sides are flush and forms a double triangle.
1) Size 8 needles - 35 stitches. Work about 62 rows in garter stitch (all knit).
2) Size 9 needles - 38 stitches, about 58 rows in garter stitch.
3) Size 9 needles; start from 1 stitch and increase every other row until you have 51 stitches on the needle, then decrease every other row
back down to 1 stitch and cast off!
1) Size 4mm hook - simple granny square. Start with a chain of 5, join with slip stitch. Chain 3 to get up to height of first round. Do
groups of 3 treble crochet into centre circle with chain 3 in between each group for the corners. On subsequent rounds, groups of 3 treble crochet into the gaps of the round below, chain one in
between groups of treble crochet on the sides and continue to chain 3 for the corners. Make sure to do 2 groups of 3 treble crochet in each corner. 6 rounds in total.
2) Size 4mm hook - solid granny square. First round the same as simple granny square (see above). Chain 3 to get up to next round. Do a
treble crochet into the top of each treble crochet stitch in the round below. Two treble crochet in the corner, chain 3 and then another 2 treble crochet in the same corner. (Rounds should increase
by 4 treble crochet stitches on the sides each time.) 6 rounds in total.
This is a lot of information, we know! But don't worry, just save this post for later reference or (even easier) all of this info will be on
our website - www.somewhere-else.org.uk . We will also be putting up links to some YouTube instructional videos for those who want to learn how to knit or crochet and want to get
When you have finished a few squares, don't join them up - just leave them loose as they are and send them in the post to us!
We hope you have fun creating something as a community! Happy knitting everyone!
Laura (OPP) - One