Crocheting for a Cause
I’ve recently discovered the joys of “real yarn.” Where I grew up my yarn selections were limited to Red Heart from Walmart. Later on I used Vanna’s Choice, which is nicer but still acrylic. After discovering yarn shops with luxurious fibers I’ll never go back to acrylic yarn again. But I still have a lot left over…
This yarn is taking up a lot of space in my basket where wool and cotton should be. So to use up all of the tiny scraps I made a baby blanket. It is very easy. Just chain 150 with a size “f” hook, double crochet in third chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain three, turn, and double crochet in each double crochet. Continue like this until the blanket measures about 40″ from the beginning.
This isn’t gorgeous and it’s okay. I’m giving this to my mom to package with her layettes for Lutheran World Relief. My mom and little sister are layette-making machines! People receive layette kits all over the world and don’t mind what the blankets look like; they are just thankful for the gift.
Mom and Kalissa made 50 layettes in one weekend! You can read more about it on her blog, Jo’s Country Junction.
To get involved in making layettes, or to learn about more service projects, visit Lutheran World Relief.