The crochet community on Instagram is enormous! Every day creations and concoctions of all kinds are posted. Some are beautiful, some, frankly, wierd, but all are made using yarn and a hook. One account interested me, though, because at a quick glance it looked as though someone had ambitiously estimated their life’s crochet work!
Sixty Million Trebles is an ambitious project to hilight the plight of that number (the official estimated number) of worldwide refugees.
‘The UN at the end of 2015 estimated that there are approximately 60 million refugees Worldwide.
Just think about that for a moment. That’s like the population of the UK being without a home.
The objective of this group is huge and its two fold.
We want to create a yarn blanket containing 60 million trebles to represent the 60 million refugees. #onestitchonelife
Then, because we have gone that far, we want to continue and create the largest yarn blanket the world has ever seen.‘
It’s worth taking a look at the website even if you don’t knit or crochet – there are other ways to help too. As for me – yesterday I began a blanket as a contribution. It will be slow in its production as I have other projects on hand too – that have an earlier deadline. However, here are the first few blocks
I know where I’m going – and as the finished size is only 36 inches square it isn’t an enormous endeavour.
How about getting involved too? Maybe you could publicise the exercise via your blog – or contribute in some other way.
I’ll keep you posted with progress, and leave you with a little glimpse of another current project – which is also progressing slowly. Too slowly………..!