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Read Me a Blanket: Summer Reading Club
Our Summer Reading Club is a bit unusual. Kids read books and are rewarded with getting to choose cat blankets to be donated in their name to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The blankets are all made by volunteers.
To earn a blanket, kids read 5 easy books or picture books OR two level-appropriate chapter books OR one mega-book of 300 pages or more.
Like to knit or crochet? Have yarn to use up? Join the volunteer force that makes 8 x 17-inch blankets.
• You may use any stitch pattern and yarns.
• Machine washable yarns are preferred.
• The finished blanket should measure about 8 x 17 inches to fit the take-home box.
• Leave the tails at the beginning and end for the kitties to play with. Just square knot them.
Follow these crochet instructions:
Using a size N crochet hook and two strands of worsted weight acrylic yarn,
Chain 20, turn and work single crochet (sc) into second chain from hook.
Work a single crochet in each stitch across, chain 1, turn.
Continue working 19 single crochets each row for approximately 46 rows.
Or knit in any pattern, or use these instructions:
Use two strands of yarn (one can be solid and one variegated) and a size 15 knitting needle.
Cast on 20-23 stitches and work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 80-92 rows so you'll have 40-46 rows of "bumps" on each side of your work when you are finished.