Crochet For Calais Update

I have just completed and packed 4  x 12″ squares. It is so good to be able to do something! however small, especially in light of the insane decision made by our government to bomb Syria – NOT IN MY NAME!!!!!!sqs sq

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along

Ginny asks us to include a book we are reading, but I don’t seem to read books nowadays, so I listen/watch things instead. I was watching ‘Last Chance Harvey’ whilst making these squares. Which is an easy watch, but I can’t help thinking it was a waste of the talents of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

Here is the address to send squares to if you feel able to do so.DSC_0001


This is the first pile of fabulous blankets made by all you wonderful people that are going out to Calais and Lesbos this week!

From Sarah, who helped stitch the squares together: –

“Jane popped round earlier, so I now have all of the amazing blankets, hats and other yarny goodies to give to Lee Godwin tomorrow. Just “Wow” everyone, so proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time. Thank you, thank you.”

pile of crochet blankets

Jane, the organiser of this refugee effort, posted a lovely comment on my blog – here it is for anyone that missed it: –

“Hi everyone, I am Jane, the person behind the squares. I just wanted to thank each and every one of you who has so kindly sent me squares. The current batch are being feverishly stitched together and are going to refugee children in Lesbos this Friday. This is…

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16 responses to “Crochet For Calais Update

  1. You have really cheered me up with your wonderful project. Can you imagine being on the road and finding one of these beautiful blankets along the route? I am feeling the love……x

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  2. Just lovely! And what comfort it brings to those who are the most vulnerable. (The little hearts are really a special touch.)

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment Jen, I saw those little hearts sitting in my stash just waiting for their moment. I hope they send a little extra message of love and support. And it has given me an idea to ‘sign’ all the cushions and throws I makes for friends and family with a little heart too. I love it when one creative act feeds into another. ❤


  3. Oh, I just love the little added touch of the hearts – such a beautiful and thoughtful addition, thank you:)

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    • Great! Glad you like them – I had them sitting in my stash and thought they might just bring a little extra warmth! The response has been wonderful hasn’t it, thank you again for spreading the word. ❤

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      • Have you seen what Lee put on Facebook about the blankets?
        ” Ladies I have distributed all hats and blankets in Lesbos this week. I gave them to the most vulnerable and they were appreciated more than I can tell you. When I get back to the UK I will post photos….in the meantime I just wanted to share my complete and utter gratitude. People were overwhelmed that they were handmade for them. Your all brilliant, you have changed lives as it is freezing here at night. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx love you guys.”

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  4. What a wonderful thing to do, so creative, yet so practical too. Trust you to be involved with something that is helping others Daffy xxx

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  5. What a wonderful idea …

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  6. itsallaboutpurple

    something wonderful!!!! your squares are just beautiful!!!!

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