Crochet a Rainbow: Donations Wanted to Help Australian Flood Victims

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Sarah London has launched a cool crochet project called Crochet a Rainbow. She’s requesting colorful granny squares to be donated to her. She will add a joining seam and turn these squares into pretty blankets. She will them deliver these blankets to the people in Australia who have been affected by terrible flooding.

As she says:

“I’d like to inject some sunshine and colour into the lives of those affected by the floods as they begin to re-build and start over.”

She also notes that it’s important to remember in the face of tragedy that there’s a rainbow in every storm. These colorful rainbow blankets are one tangible way to provide that reminder and support our friends in other parts of the globe.

You should visit the link above to get the full and complete information about the project. Some of the things that you’ll want to know include:

  • Your donated granny squares may be made from pure wool or from acrylic yarn.
  • Sarah is requesting that the granny squares consist of five rounds each and measure approx. 4½ inches or 11.5 cm.
  • You can send as many donated granny squares as you want. The more the better.
  • The more colorful the better!
  • Donations will be accepted through the end of 2011.

Granny squares are quick and easy to make. They’re a great way to use up your yarn stash and this seems like a good project for doing it!

Did you know that the floods in Australia have decreased cotton production and crocheters may be affected by rising costs of yarn?

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