Thursday, July 22, 2010

Take The Cat Blanket Challenge!! 7 in 7!

Attention Knitters and Crocheters!
I challenge you to make SEVEN BLANKETS IN SEVEN DAYS!

I am half way there myself with 3 ½ blankets completed in the past few days (between making 2 dozen capes for a birthday party). How? These blankets only need to measure approximately 8”x 17”. That is the size of the box cats are sent home in from the Humane Society.

To Participate in the Challenge, here’s what to do:

Step 1:
Find a few balls of leftover acrylic yarn or pick up a fun multicolor to combine with a couple solids. Any machine washable and dryable yarns will do. Great way to use up scraps. I have yarn if you are local.

Step 2: Knit or crochet 1 blanket each day for 7 days anytime in the next two weeks, using any stitch or pattern you like. These approximately 8”x17” blankets made with 2 strands and an N hook or large needles can work up in as little as half an hour. Make them while you watch TV or your kid’s soccer game. You don’t even need to weave in the ends, as the kitties like to play with them!

Step 3: Throw your completed blankets (even if it’s just 1 or 2) in a large envelope or box to mail to the Remembering Rowan Project, before August 10, 2010.

Step 4: Please send an email to let me know how many blankets you are sending, to

That’s it!
These blankets will be used for THREE different good causes!!! Each Blanket will have a mini Remembering Rowan Project tag ironed onto it, to be donated in memory of our daughter Rowan on her 2nd birthday, August 10th. I like to think she would have liked kitties, as her baby sister Willow does. Then they will be delivered to the MOMS Club of Camas or Kazoodles Toy Store where they will Get Kids Reading by allowing children to choose 1 blanket to be donated in their name for every 2-5 books (depending on age) that they have read this summer. Finally, the blankets will go to the Humane Society here in Vancouver, WA to comfort a cat and go with them to their new home when they are adopted.

Please be a part of this next phase of the Remembering Rowan Project, and challenge yourself to make SEVEN IN SEVEN! Let’s see how many blankets we can collect before Rowan’s 2nd birthday in just 3 weeks.

Simple Crochet Cat Blanket Pattern
Using a size N crochet hook and 2 strands of worsted weight acrylic yarn. Chain 20, turn and work single crochet (sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Work single crochets in each stitch across, chain 1, turn. Continue working 19 single crochets each row for approx 46 rows, or until measures 17".


  1. I started my first blanket, which I'm going to give to Apollo since he needs some comfort since losing Ares. But then I'll jump into the challenge and make 7 in 7! I'm psyched!

  2. Hoping to participate, but, for a knitter, this is a HUGE challenge - 7 at that size is easily equivalent to a kid's sweater! Presume you'll take them, even if we don't manage 7?

  3. Of course. But the hard part of sweaters is all the sewing together, increasing and decreasing, etc... You don't even have to weave in the ends on these! And with huge needles and 2 or 3 strands of yarn, I do not think they will take as long as you think. :) But I am encouraging those who are just learning to just try to make 1. Any and all are welcome, of course. Just thought it was a fun challenge, see what you can do in 7 days. Good Luck!