We have been working extremely hard over the last year making and collecting Squares for the Olympic Challenge. My aim was to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society here in the UK. I invited you all to send in Squares to celebrate the Olympic Games coming to London 2012. You certainly put your thinking caps on because we've had over 300 Squares. Some in red, white and blue, and others showing Athletes, Flags, Olympic flame, Olympic rings etc., I can never thank you all enough for the wonderful work you have put into these Squares. You certainly have used your imagination.
I want to first of all show you a Blanket which shows 100 Flags, crocheted by 'akarapacha' (Santha) in Fort Myers, USA. Such a lot of work went into these Squares and I can never thank Santha enough for her dedication to our SIBOL Olympic Challenge!
The patience she must have had making all of these Squares. They are the Flags of some of the Countries taking part in the Olympic Games London 2012. Wonderful work Santha! Thank you so much for making them and sending them across the pond!
The Blanket comprises of 100 6" Flag Crocheted Squares.
The Blanket measures 63" Square.
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There will be lots more photos to follow I just wanted you to see the finished Blankets.
I am very pleased also to be showing you our other smaller Blankets which have been made with the Olympic theme in mind.
First of all we have 'Rule Britannia'. 25 gorgeous Red, White and Blue Squares all in beautiful patterns. Thank you to everyone that has contributed these Squares. They really are so pretty!
Then we have 49 Squares mostly in Knitted, a few Crocheted! This one is called 'Jubilaton'.