Castleisland Community College Launched Crochet for Crumlin Appeal

Launching the Crumlin Crochet Appeal at Castleisland Community College were: Jo Mc Grath, Home Economics teacher with students: Shauna Tangney (left) and Abbie Mahony.

Transition Year Students at Castleisland Community College have launched an appeal to the community to crochet a square for the oncology ward in Crumlin Childrens Hospital.

Granny squares are made up of clusters, each cluster has three treble crochets.

The square needs to be 14 trebles big on the outside layer.

Use Double Knitting Wool

Donors are advised to use double knitting wool and nine of these squares will make up a blanket.

Transition Year students themselves are learning how to crochet in Home Economics class.

The students will join up the squares to make the ‘bravery blankets.’ The bravery blanket will be given to a child receiving treatment on the ward.

… Or Donate Wool

“This is an opportunity to use up any wool laying idle in presses and also an opportunity to unwind by the fire over the Christmas holidays and

the squares will be accepted up to the end of January. Alternatively people can just send in wool,” said a spokesperson for the project at the college.

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