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Blanket Sizes and Types

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I want to state over and over that there is no specific size of blanket that we need.  Below is a guideline for you, but do your own thing.  We can use a variety of sizes... though we often are in need of "teen size blankets" and boy blankets of any size.  We do send a few red, white and blue blankets to TAPS each month if we have them available.

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  • Baby Blankets Minimum 36" x 36" blanket (NO FRINGE PLEASE - choking hazard) used to cover the entire bassinet. Crochet / Knit patterns will require approx. 24-32 oz. of yarn depending on the pattern and size of hooks/needles.
  • Toddler Blankets - An average sized blanket is (40" x 60" excluding the measurement of any fringe). A cut of fabric is usually 40-42 inches wide -- so 1 2/3 yards of a 40-42 wide fabric is perfect size for a toddler blanket. Crochet / Knit patterns will require approx. 48-64 oz of yarn depending on the pattern and size of hooks/needles.
  • Teen Blankets - In order for a blanket to be comfortable for a teenager, it needs to be at least two yards in length. Since polar fleece is 60" wide, a 2-yard piece of fleece makes a nice blanket for a teenager. Crochet / Knit patterns will require approx. 64-120 oz. of yarn depending on the pattern and size of hooks/needles.
  • Fleece Blankets - Pieces of polar fleece may be purchased and it takes very little work to create a blanket by:
    • Crocheting around the edge (using the skip-stitch rotary cutting blade available for purchase from the chapter). See video for instructions to make the skip-stitch blankets by Project Linus 
    • Or cutting a fringed edge, and tying a decorative knot on each piece, which takes no sewing at all.
        This material can be used for any size blanket.  (No plain solid fleece color blankets please - let's make them multicolored and/or patterned for more fun.. Thanks!)  **Single layer fleece blankets only please.**
  • Receiving Blankets - A piece of flannel fabric can be stitched into a receiving blanket by hemming the edge.You may also double the flannel and sew with a fancy top-stitch.

 

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