Thank you for helping us create this memorial blanket. The loss of so many lives makes us all feel helpless, and it seems unimaginable that these beautiful souls have been lost. We hope this blanket can provide some comfort to the families and loved ones, to know someone took the time to create a square in their memory.
This is a simple square, perfect for beginners. It also allows us to ensure that the name placards can be attached to each square.
THE BLANKET PATTERN: THIS IS THE SQUARE TO BE USED IN THE 9000 SQUARE BLANKET
MEASUREMENTS: 12 x 12 inches MATERIALS:
1 Skein of Berroco Vintage (Worsted Weight) – Any colour can be used for this project, there are more than 80 to chose from. We have dedicated the colour Aquae 5125 to represent Frontline/Essential Workers.
4.5 mm needles (can be knit on straight or circular)
20 stitches x 27 rows = 4 inches
Cast on 60 stitches.
Knit 6 rows.
Repeat these 2 rows until the square measures 11.5 inches.
Row 1 – (RS) Knit all stitches
Row 2 – (WS) Knit 5 stitches, purl to the last 5 stitches, knit 5 stitches. Knit 6 rows.
Weave in ends. (no need to leave any for seaming)
BLANKET SQUARES FOR INDIVIDUAL SIZED BLANKETS:
As part of this project, we will be making individual sized blankets for a variety of agencies throughout Canada. These squares can be knit or crocheted, and can use any washable worsted weight yarn. These are perfect for those who would prefer to use up some stash yarn.
MEASUREMENTS: 12 x 12 inches
NEEDLE/HOOK: If knitting, 4.5 mm. If crocheting 5.0mm.
Any combination of stitches, colours, stripes, pattern can be used for these blankets.
This is perfect for those who have knit a square for the main blanket and have part of a skein left over, add a fun stripe in a stashed worsted weight for a cheery blanket.
There is no need to block or launder your squares, we will do that as part of the assembly process.
Squares can be mailed to
Covid Blanket Squares
111 Cable Road,
Ontario, K0M 1N0
Please include the following information with your square.
Name, address, email, and if you wish to include a message of hope, love, or support, please do so.
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, please feel free to share photo’s or stories of why you are knitting these squares. We’d love to hear and see.