Thursday, 4 August 2016
60 Million Trebles
60 Million Trebles is a charity project where crochet blankets are made for refugees. A treble is the name of a stitch in crochet and as there will be 60 Million refugees worldwide this year, each stitch represents a person, so please think about joining with us and breaking a record.
I've had a refresher in what a treble stitch is having been taught as a child by mum and nanny (we called my grandmother nanny, I didn't have a Mary Poppins type nanny honestly). It didn't take long, and I was off, and so far I've made a start of several, these are just chain stitch and treble stitch. The project needs to be big and they need thousands of people to join.
Each person will be making blankets 36inches square and these will be joined together to make one record breaking huge one. The world record breaking blanket will become a yarn bomb in London by September 2017.
I am using up all my odds and ends stash, which is actually pretty large, so I hope to make many blankets. To learn to do this stitch and to make a blanket you only need to know how to do two stitches, which can easily be learnt on You Tube.
For technical information and, further down the line, drop off points for your blankets, there is a facebook group but in the mean time perhaps you can just get together with some friends, learn to make crochet squares and start on some 36 inch blankets.
I will be trying to organise a small get together myself, in Northampton in September so watch out on my Facebook and Instagram for information.
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