GUIDELINES FOR AFGHANS


Materials: Afghans can be made of worsted weight yarn, baby yarn or sport weight. (Do not use wool or wool blends)

Size: Approximately 30" x 30", 36" X 36" or 36" X 45"

Afghans don't have to be "baby" colors. Darker yarn can be used, but mix it with lighter colors so that it will be appropriate for a baby/child. Afghans can be knit or crocheted. Use a single strand of yarn so that the afghan will not be too heavy.

Afghans can be any pattern/stitch keeping in mind that loose, open stitches can become a hazard for little fingers and won't keep the babies as warm. Do not add fringe as this can be a choking hazard.

Leave enough yarn at the beginning and end of your work and when changing colors so the yarn can be woven through for 1 1/2" - 2" using a zig zag method which will stay more secure after being laundered.

Finished afghans need to be washed before being turned in. Do not use fabric softener in the dryer when drying them. Check for loose threads that need to be woven in.

 
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