Free crochet patterns of the alphabet to make initialed squares
These free crochet patterns of the alphabet are another contribution from Rachel (West Coast, USA). She also supplied us the
hearts to crochet
She had remembered seeing the patterns for a crochet baby blanket, on a yarn label years ago. So she found the label, Simply Soft with the crochet patterns called 'Baby’s ABC’s Afghan' and wrote to the yarn company, Caron International to request their use by you, for knit-a-square.
They have very generously granted permission for these crochet patterns to be put up on the site, so that we can make initialed crochet squares first for the
Ten Thousand Homes
project, but after that for any of you who would like to send an initialed square. The squares will be sewn into a blanket and distributed to a child whose name starts with that letter.
Rachel has created graphs for each of the letters which will make it very easy for you to follow the crochet instructions. She also included these general notes:
These crochet patterns makes a warm, solid square.
Although the graphs make the letters look a little strange, they look normal on the finished square.
Your finished square size will depend on your crocheting gauge, the thickness of the yarn you are using, and your hook size. Try worsted weight yarn with a G or H hook if you crochet loosely, or an I or J hook if you crochet tightly.
When your square is finished, single crochet around each side until it measures 8 x 8”. This pattern can be easily modified to make different designs including hearts and stars.
To access these free crochet patterns, just fill in this form and you will be taken to a link for immediate download of the pdf.
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm in contributing to this crochet and knitting project to help keep the abandoned children and AIDS orphans of Southern Africa warm. Here are the
for getting your squares safely to Africa.
free crochet patterns, click here.
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