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Blanket Boosters

Blanket Boosters meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month to crochet blankets for children in crisis. 

Anyone can knit or crochet using any pattern that will result in a blanket of 45" by 54". If you are making squares to be stitched or crocheted together, you'll need 20 11" squares or 30 9" squares. We do not require a specific type of yarn, but all blankets must be machine washable and dryable. Please contact Blanket Boosters .

Please contact Alana Berrett if you need supplies or have questions.

Join at tinyurl.com/blanketboost
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Richard Berrett's Bar Mitzvah Project

Blanket Boosters is proud to support Richard Berrett in completing his Bar Mitzvah project.

Richard will be at Beth El teaching us to crochet granny squares. Once completed, these squares will be stitched together into blankets that will benefit children in need.

Please review Richard's video below and join us at Beth El on Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 pm, to continue learning and stitching for those in need.

Basic Granny Square Crochet Pattern

This pattern corresponds to the April 2024 Richard Berrett Granny Square instructional video.

Materials:
Yarn
Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Worsted/Medium weight, acrylic yarn is a good choice for crochet beginners, as it is usually cheap and easy to work with. Consult your yarn’s label for a recommended hook size. A size H-8/5mm hook generally works well with a worsted/medium weight yarn.

Abbreviations (US):
ch - chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet

Directions:
Create a slip knot. Foundation Circle: ch 4, join with sl st in 1st ch to form circle.

Round 1: ch 2, 2 dc in circle next to chain , *ch 3, 2 dc in circle, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of initial ch 4 to join row.

Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc into corner space to the right of sl st, *ch 2, 2 dic in next corner space, ch 4, 3 dc in same corner space, repeat from *2 more times, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner space, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to join row.

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in corner space to the right of sl st, *ch 2, 3 dc in next side space, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner space, ch 4, 3 dc in same corner space, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, 3 dc in next side space, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner space, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2 to join row.

Round 4+: continue adding more rows to make a 9-inch square using these general rules:
          - Start each row as you began rows 2 and 3 (ch 3, 2 dc in corner space to the right of sl st).
          - Work along each side making 3 dc in each side space and working 2 ch over each 3 dc cluster.
          - Work 3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc into each corner space.
          - End the round by sl st into the 2nd chain of your initial ch 3.

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