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Year Well Done!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Chiplen Jun 2, 2017. 5 Replies

We finished up our school year last week. Our group made 420 squares, 20 hats and 11 sets of hand warmers. We went from 2 out of 15 know how to crochet to everyone! The blanket in the photos was for…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Juli Harrington Sep 11, 2016. 5 Replies

Hello,Next week I will start a KAS group through our adult enrichment program at the international school my son attends. I've been making squares myself for two years, but my hands are tired and I…Continue

Tail Position

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Antink Feb 16, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi,I've been working on a crochet pattern where it ends in the middle of the edge rather than the corner. Is is okay if the tail comes from the middle of the edge? If not, I'll weave through until…Continue

No Tail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juli Harrington Jan 7, 2015. 12 Replies

Hi,My name is Juli and I live in Japan. I was cleaning out my yarn basket and found 10 squares I made for a baby quilt that I never finished. I found you when looking for a place to donated knitted…Continue

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Juli Harrington replied to Christine Johnson's discussion BLANKET ROOM 2017
"Hi Estelle, Thank you! I remember sending extra yarn with the waffle squares so that makes sense. How neat to have someone I "know" sew them together. Tell her thank you for the beanie.  I will look back to the August pages. I have…"
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At 6:09pm on January 11, 2017, Susanne Leverton said…
At 9:17am on September 22, 2015, Estelle McLeod said…
Hi Juli
I think I've just joined your Alphabet squares. I'll send you a photo if you forward your email address. My email address is:
At 11:39pm on June 28, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Juli.

Have you checked out the Sorted in South Africa 2015 discussion???....think there may be a thing or two there that you will find interesting.  :))

At 8:03pm on April 19, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Juli.

Re your gorgeous April blanket, do all the squares contain a bit or all variegated yarn?.....just want to add them to the tally and my (almost) 53 yr old eyes cannot tell on some of the pastels....thank you.  :))

At 1:55pm on January 8, 2015, Debbie Posmontier said…

Welcome, Juli, from suburban Philadelphia in the USA. So glad you've joined us!

At 12:58pm on January 7, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Juli.

Welcome to KAS....from here in Western Australia.

Thank you for joining this friendly, global community of knitters/crocheters/loomers.

Happy  New Year.  :))

At 12:35pm on January 7, 2015, Gloria Grandy said…

Hello Juli.  A Happy New Year to you!  Welcome to Knit-a-Square from Nova Scotia, Canada.  A desire to share and to help keep the children in South Africa warm has brought together a wonderful group of caring individuals from all over the world.  We are delighted that you have joined us.

This is where we receive information from Ronda and the volunteers in South Africa (South Africa Reports),  have our questions answered (Helpful Hints), find patterns (Kas Pattern Book)  share photos (Photo tab), conversation, and an occasional good laugh (Share a Yarn) with other Forum members.  There are many ongoing discussions (DiscussionsCategories) for you to follow and/or join, and other specific groups (Groups) that may interest you.  Just browse through the tabs at the top of the page, and I’m sure you’ll find whatever information you need.

The KAS Pattern Book includes patterns for garments that have been designed by KAS with the specific needs of the children in mind.  We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years, as this age group is in need of warm garments and blankets.

Our main focus is 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) squares for blankets.  It doesn’t matter if they are simple knitted or crocheted squares (Plain Janes, we love to call them) or fancy squares.  What does matter is that they measure 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) and that they are warm.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS. They provide the framework for a few fancy squares to create individuality in a blanket.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are always needed.

If you have’t already seen it, please have a look at our very own  Knit a Square Song.  We hope you will like it and share it with all of your friends :)


Every square you send will be received in South Africa, stitched into a blanket by the wonderful volunteers there, and lovingly wrapped around the shoulders of a vulnerable or needy child, giving him or her warmth and the assurance that someone cares.

Each month we have a different theme/challenge.  These are for fun and inspiration, and you are welcome to join in any or all of them.  You will find information regarding all of these (including the current ones) under the DiscussionsCategories tab at the top.

Regarding postage, many of us use sea-mail and find that parcels take between 6-10 weeks to arrive in South Africa.  Since parcels are arriving all the time, this is perfectly okay and we encourage you to use the least expensive way to send.  Also, it is extremely important that it is clearly marked on our packages “Knitted Squares for Charity Only – No Commercial Value”. 

So please sit back, relax, put your feet up, grab your yarn and hook/needles and enjoy.  You are among friends.



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