Sewing, crochet, crafts, accessories, baking, tutorials,

Crochet For Calais


A friend of mine has put out a request to all knitters and crocheters who would like to help the refugees at Calais. She needs 12″ squares made IN A HURRY and sent to her which she will then sew together to make blankets for the refugees. The weather is starting to get cold and blankets will make a huge difference to them.

She is hoping to send the first parcel out with a contact who is going on 28th November and would ideally like the squares by 20th in order to sew them together in time.

If you have a couple of hours to whip up a square, please help.

The squares all need to be 12″ in size, made from acrylic yarn and in any colour or pattern you wish – use up some scraps and help a great cause at the same time.

Here’s one I crocheted last night in just two hours.ย 
I used Robin acrylic DK which is hardwearing and will wash and dry easily…..

…..and a 5mm hook.

The address to send your squares to is:-

Jane Wheelen

5 Donnes Terrace

Castle Cary



It would be even better if you could share this post on your own blog to see just how many squares we can make between us – bloggers are, in my experience, a caring and generous lot:)

Thank you.

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

43 thoughts on “Crochet For Calais

  1. What a great idea! I will make one and send ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Needles out! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on Dartmoor Yarns and commented:
    If you’ve got a little time and would like to help…


  4. Reblogged this on Love, Lucie and commented:
    How about whizzing a couple of these up this weekend?


  5. Pingback: Crochet For Calais | T H I M B E R L I N A

  6. Pingback: Crochet Forย Calais | Coastal Crochet

  7. I’m glad that someone asked if she would accept them after the 20th. I’m in the states so I wasn’t sure if it would make it in time if I made it. I’ll work this up tonight and get it sent out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on Erin and Sky and commented:
    If any of you have the time, work up a square for a good cause and send it to the address shown here. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Awww I wish I were back home in the UK, would have loved to take part. Such a sweet sweet idea.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Even though I am too far away to offer to join in, this is a brilliant impulse and I am thrilled to have to scroll down a long way past all the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Reblogged this on Andrea Designs Blog and commented:
    If you are in the UK and crochet, this is a great project. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Love this! Doing similar stuff here in The Netherlands – will write a blog post about that soon, and will definitely link back to you (assuming more squares are needed after November 20th)! Marianne xx

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Lovely idea, I’ll see if I can get anyone involved… As you know I do not crochet!!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Sheila, do they have to all be 12″? I know someone who has a bunch of squares but they’re all different sizes, would they be any good?

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Awesome thing to do for those in need. So simple to do. Love the name of the yarn used. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Pingback: Sunday Sevens #62 | Sewchet

  17. Pingback: #Sunday Sevens Week 62 (me 37) | T H I M B E R L I N A

  18. Pingback: “Hey Hat” | maRRose CCC

  19. Pingback: Sunday Sevens #63 | Sewchet

  20. 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 an ongoing crisis and I intend to make this an ongoing project and will always welcome your squares. The nurse who is taking the blankets out with her says that the hand made blankets mean everything to the refugees as it sends a message of hope to them that someone really cares. I will forward photographs to Sheila so she can show you how amazing you all are. Please keep sending them ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Pingback: Crochet For Calais Update | Sewchet

  22. I’ve been away and just catching up with blog posts I’ve missed I saw this on Coastal Crochet – are you still collecting?

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Reblogged this on Wild Daffodil and commented:
    I’m catching up with blog posts that happened when I was away – here at last is something else I can do for the refugees facing Winter. I saw it first on Coastal Crochet- thank you for bringing it to my attention.


  24. Pingback: Sunday Sevens Special – Crochet for Calais Update | Sewchet

  25. Have just received and shared this, May 2016, and see from the comments that this is an ongoing project. Is this still the case please?

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s