Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
I'm Sue and can be contacted on

It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!

Butterflies LINK

'Crochet keeps our hands busy so our minds can rest. It is a gift to help quiet the world around us, if even for a moment. To create -- and think of those we create for --is a quiet prayer of hope, love and dreams all wrapped up in a hook, a book and a ball of yarn. Author Anonymous. Thanks Cynthia.
I NO LONGER ACCEPT KNITTED OR CROCHETED SQUARES. I DO HOWEVER ACCEPT MADE UP BLANKETS FOR THE ELDERLY IN CARE HOMES. I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE YOURS! THANK YOU! 'SIBOL' is a charitable outlet for your Crocheting and Knitting Skills why not join us? Together we are 'Sending a ray of Sunshine into the Lives of the Elderly.' All enquiries please contact Sue on sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com Thank you!
Please Note

Please may I remind you to enclose your email address with parcels delivered to my home. If I don't acknowledge receipt it's because I can't find your address. Thank you.

Total 1384 Thank you!

Thursday, 30 September 2010


Are you stuck with what to do for the Christmas challenge?
Fancy a super quick project designed by me? hehe
Here goes...... you will need red ,white, and green yarn :)
A size 5.5mm hook told you it would be super quick haha
end result 6" Christmas square :0)
U.S terms
1,   Take either your red or white yarn and using the magic ring method chain 3 and DC 11 into ring and slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3 (12 sts)
2,   chain 3 and DC into same space, DC x 2 into each stitch all round (24sts) join to 3rd chain at the start of the round, cut yarn and join green

3,   Slip stitch into top of joining chain, and chain 3 then 2 DC into next stitch  continue round 1 DC  2DC to the end and join to 3rd chain of begging chain 3
4,   chain 3 and DC into next stitch Dc into following stitch and 2 x DC into next continue all around 1 DC 1 DC 2 DC  join to 3rd chain of beggining chain 3 cut off green yarn and attach the colour you started with.

5,   chain 3 and into same place DC chain 2 and 2 x DC next stitch DC next stitch HDC then SC into next 7 stitches followed by HDC, DC , 2xDC chain 2 2xDC
continue as follows to end DC, HDC, SC x 7,  HDC ,DC, (2xDC chain2 2x DC same stitch ) into each stitch join to 3rd chain of beggining chain 3
6, chain 3 and in (corner space DC x 2 chain 2 DC x 2) DC x 1 into each st until you reach the corner again and repeat ..... join to 3rd chain of beggining chain 3
cut off chosen starting yarn

7,   with last colour yarn the colour you haven't used yet ;)
Slip st  and chain 2 then HDC into each st and either 5HDC into corner or 2DC chain 2 2DC in corner, the choice is your's :0)

join to chain 2 of beggining chain and tidy up ends on the back
Decorate the green with ribbon, buttons seed beads etc ;)

Hope you give it a try my pictures of said mystery C.A.L will be posted by Sue when she recieves them hehe
Enjoy much Love Amanda xxx
Ive tried to make it as simple as possible but if there's anything your unsure of please do comment one of us should be able to help you xxxxx


  1. OOh this was a surprise! Just as I was posting mine! ha.ha.
    I hope everyone will take part.
    Thanks for doing this.
    Look forward Amanda!

  2. Mine is finished!
    And it will fly to Sue's home tomorrow...

  3. Excellent how did you find the pattern? can't wait to see your take on it xxxx

  4. Wow ! What fun!
    Thanks Ladies! x

  5. The pattern was easy to follow and well explained, do not worry!
    I am glad with the final result, but won't show it until Sue has it with her, hehehe.
    Thanks a lot Amanda!