I recently completed a large granny square crochet blanket. It’s a contribution made using Caron United Yarn, a portion of the sales from which go to charity. It is also my contribution to the World’s Largest Stocking project.
I used 4 skeins of Caron United in the colors red, white, blue and grey. Caron United is a durable, washable, worsted weight acrylic yarn. When you purchase a ball of this yarn, you are directly helping out fund college scholarships for children of military members who died in service to the country; 15 cents of each ball sold goes to Children of Fallen Patriots.
The Crochet Blanket
People who are interested in contributing to the World’s Largest Stocking are asked to send in a 3′ x 3′ blanket. You can use any stitch pattern that you would like. Since my favorite default pattern is always the large granny square, that’s what I went with, working it with an H hook. I used a full skein of each color before switching to the next color, so it has a large white square in the center surrounded by decreasing-size borders of blue, red and grey.
The World’s Largest Stocking
I am sending this in as a contribution to the World’s Largest Stocking. When the stocking is complete, it will be dismantled and the blanket(s) will be donated to children of the military. If you are interested in participating, you can get info here. They prefer blankets in red, white and green but will accept any color in a 3′ x 3′ size. Free knit and crochet blanket patterns are available for those who want to use them. They will accept donations until they have enough to make the stocking; as of the writing of this post they’ve received 10% of what they need to complete the project.