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Woolly Hugs. Snugs for Looked After Children and Young People

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 10-Jan-18 18:19:45

We are delighted to be introducing a new project we are calling Snugs.

We are aiming to make blankets for children ( 0-16 years) who are being looked after within the Children's Family Trust.The Children's Family Trust work with these children aiming to give them stability and security through to adulthood, helping them achieve their full potential, with the ideal being fostered within a family for life. We would like to make these children something permanent, that they can take with them wherever they are.

Initially we will be working with the group based in the 'South Central' area, so Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Surrey and Dorset.

We would love for you to help us. We have funds to help if you need yarn, many thanks to the super generous donation from Ruth in memory of her beautiful "Little Mum' Joan.

There will be extra love in the Snugs from them both.

Crafting Info

* Yarn is Stylecraft Special DK just this please, inc for any embellishments.
* Squares to be 12 inch ideally, or 6 inch if that is too much.
* Knit and crochet equally welcome.
* Beginner or more experienced crafters also equally welcomed.
* Please use a 4mm hook or needles.
* No blocking please, and please ensure you are knotting off very thoroughly when colour changing or finishing, leave a 6cm end and use a needle to sew it in.
* We are asking folk to avoid using a magic ring (crochet) to start as find that these don't seem to always stand up to the pressures of wash and wear.
* Please read the list of colours in our palette carefully, the list is below.
* Squares to be single colour, multi colour, textured, whatever you like, they will be wonderful, thank you.
* If you'd like to make a whole blanket, please use these colours too, makes thing easier at the giving stage! Whole blankets to be 48 by 60 inches, we would like them all to be single bed size no matter what age the child.

The colours are a twist on a rainbow theme...




Cloud Blue


Duck egg















Storm Blue



Please message us if you need the postal address, but it will be the South Coast one

The last posting date for this first round will be March 3rd.

Thank you so much, these blankets will be very special indeed for these children and young people.


MrsHathaway Wed 10-Jan-18 18:26:27

I'm very in.

MadisonAvenue Wed 10-Jan-18 18:27:03

What a wonderful cause to be supporting. Definitely count me in, I'll PM you.

zzzzz Wed 10-Jan-18 18:30:25

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WitchDancer Wed 10-Jan-18 18:30:28

Find me a few more hours in a week and I'll knock some up - I've got some wool in those colours already so I'll see what I can do.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 10-Jan-18 18:36:34

Oh thank you everyone!!

KnottyAndPistey Wed 10-Jan-18 18:39:14

We have a wonderful group known as the Construction Crew who are wonderful for this type of project, we send kits of squares out AND AS IF BY MAGIC they send back these incredible blankets. The first blankets will be with the children by the end of April we have no doubt!

Stitchit Wed 10-Jan-18 18:50:21

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NerrSnerr Wed 10-Jan-18 18:50:20

Just marking my place as I have some of these colours. I have some refugee squares to finish from donated wool from the summer but reckon I can get a few squares knitted by the first deadline.

bookbook Wed 10-Jan-18 23:09:35

I will be joining in one way or another. My aunt was a foster mother for years, so will be glad to help . I have most of the colours I think ...
Just have to juggle everything around a bit - not enough hours in the day!

Stayinthelines Thu 11-Jan-18 06:31:26

Lovely project, I'm in! I have just used the final bit of a birthday voucher and randomly bought wool in some of these colours with no real idea why- obviously destined for this project!

Sairelou Thu 11-Jan-18 07:19:20

I have some of these colours. Just need to finish my 12" for kinship then I'll get cracking on this project smile

KatieMoragsMum Thu 11-Jan-18 07:32:25

Hi I’ve been following the lovely work of Wooly Hugs for a few years but never felt brave enough to join in, but here goes! I would love to crochet some squares for these blankets. I have plenty of that yarn and in some of those colours. Please can you send me a message with any more info that I will need? Thank you.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 11-Jan-18 07:59:56

I’m in. I’ve got some of the colours - will check my stash

I have some Manchester squares and little hugs almost ready to post, then will start on these

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 11-Jan-18 08:16:31

I’m in! I’ve got some WH squares to send off too. Thanks for all your work starflowersbrew

KnottyAndPistey Thu 11-Jan-18 09:34:22

Morning lovely people!

KnottyAndPistey Thu 11-Jan-18 09:36:26

KatieMoragsMum Welcome, very glad to have you on board, you'll not find a more wonderful corner of MN <biased>

And we have gin gin


KnottyAndPistey Thu 11-Jan-18 09:38:52

Does anyone need yarn for this? Doing a Post Office run today

When I say run I mean shuffle grin

SpiralArchitect Thu 11-Jan-18 11:10:10

Have all the colours blush - will try and get some squares done for this.

diamantegal Thu 11-Jan-18 17:50:56

I can do some as well - had been doing some 12 inch in preparation for Chernobyl, but I don't think they're in the right colours. I'll just have to buy more wool - such a shame grin

MrsHathaway Thu 11-Jan-18 20:18:28

Have set aside this evening to make a start. Just have to get the DC in their beds ...

KnottyAndPistey Mon 15-Jan-18 10:07:56

The most wonderful feedback from folk who were themselves in this position once, foster carers too, had messages from one lovely whose mum had fostered 480 children, she was their second. Honestly so glad we are doing this, thank you everyone xxxx

KnottyAndPistey Mon 15-Jan-18 10:08:47

We will officially be launching our Chernobyl project too later this week, we do like to keep folk out of mischief gin

Costacoffeeplease Mon 15-Jan-18 12:40:08

I’m 15 rows into my hydrangea blanket, only another 70 odd to go😊

bookbook Mon 15-Jan-18 12:42:25

I'm only starting mine tonight - I have been shuffling priorities around ......! smile

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