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January 15, 2015

Lots of crocheted blankets

While I was still at OfficeMax, there was a group of ladies who would meet once a week at lunchtime to make blankets for Project Linus, an organization that gives blankets to children in hospitals or who are otherwise in trauma and in need of comfort.  Usually they used patterned fleece and put pretty crocheted edges on them.  Even though I had never crocheted, they taught me a few simple stitches and I took off from there.

Most of the blankets that I have made and donated have child's patterns on them.  I like to do blankets for toddler boys, as they say they receive more for girls and always need boy or unisex patterns, like these that I donated earlier this year:

During the recent bitter cold spell in early January, I did some baby blankets with some smaller remnants that I found.  The close up shows a sample edging, although I do use a variety of edges on the blankets.

I would say I've probably donated about a dozen blankets so far.  For Christmas, I also did some in less childlike patterns and had people choose one, to use as couch throws, dog blankets, picnic throws, or emergency car blankets.  Here's a sampling of those.  

What's leftover I'll donate.  I can't thank the lunchtime group enough for teaching me this craft!


  1. The blankets are wonderfully warm and cozy, Marge! And the crocheted edge is so pretty, it makes them very special.

  2. You do beautiful work Marge. These are all so beautiful. We had so much fun in our lunch time group.