Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Knit & Crochet for Charity

There are others out there in the community who need our help keeping warm during the winter months.

  • Beanies/Hats
  • Knitted or Crocheted squares
  • Balls of wool or acrylic
Donations of these items will be much appreciated.

These items will be passed on to Jan Mac at the Retreat, for distribution.  If you are unable to attend our Retreat but would like to help out, the items can be sent to Jan at:

Jan MacFadyen
35 Trevaskis Road
Kialla East, Vic 3631

Crocheted Squares
Using 8 ply yarn and size 4.5 crochet hook, make 10 rounds of treble and single chain between them.

Knitted Squares
Using 8 ply yarn and size 4mm needles, cast on 50 stitches and knit garter stitch for 104 rows.

Adult Beanie
Using 8 ply yarn and size 4mm needles, cast on 120 stitches. 
Knit 14 rows of rib.
Knit 26 rows of stocking stitch.
Next row - to shape the head - *Knit 10 stitches, K2 together*,
repeat to end of the row.
Next row - Purl
Next row - Knit 9 stitches, K2 together, repeat to end of row.
Keep decreasing in this manner until all stitches are K2 together across the row;  draw a yarn through the remaining stitches using a darning needle and finish off.
Sew up to finish.

Thank you for your help and generosity.


Challenge 1 - Handmade Toy  

Join us in making a toy that will be passed on to a Charity Organisation to brighten up a child's Christmas

Your toy can be made of fabric, felt, knitted or crocheted.

Please remember that if any embellishments are attached to the toy, they must be secure.
Your name is to be in a sealed envelope and pinned to your toy.

Judging will be by Viewer Choice
Prizes will be awarded

Challenge 2 - A3 Sized Christmas Quilt

For those who would like to participate in this challenge, you will receive a Christmas Card in your registration pack.  The challenge is to Interpret any part of the card.

  • Finished size :  A3 or 16.5 inches x 11.5 inches
  • 3 Layers :  top, any form of wadding/pelon etc and backing
  • Portrait or Landscape
  • Does not need a rod pocket (personal choice), as your finished piece will be returned to you at the end of the Retreat
  • Your challenge can be patchwork, applique, textile based etc
  • Please place a label on the back and cover your name
  • Original Christmas Card must be submitted with your challenge for display
Use your Imagination and Think Outside the Square!

Judging will be by Viewer Choice
Prizes will be awarded

Note:  Images are all free patterns from Robert Kaufman website