This year is almost over and, while we’re getting ready for the busy season, let’s remember to give back! I am so happy to announce the Charity Cozy Fall Makealong (MAL) I’m organizing with Noor from Noor’s Knits!
Over 30 designers are taking part in this MAL, starting on October 4th, 2021 and ending on October 29th, 2021. Every weekday a new 8 x 8 in. Fall-themed FREE knit AND crochet square by a different designer will be shared.
Find all the CAL info below or scroll all the way down for the featured day square pattern:
- How to join
- The timetable
- Giveaways and prizes
- How to donate by grabbing the bundle
- And all the square patterns of course
If you’re a knitter, check out this post with all the KAL info and knit squares.
Charity Cozy Fall Knit Blanket KAL
No time right now? Pin this cozy fall blanket squares CAL for later!
How does the CAL work?
Every weekday for the month of October (starting October 4th until October 29th) a new crochet square pattern will be shared at the bottom of this page (make sure you bookmark or pin it!).
All the square patterns are free on the designer’s blogs but you can already grab the discounted bundle with all 20 squares if you want to get a headstart.
Join the Facebook group to share your squares, ask questions and see everyone’s work! I will be hanging out in there daily to cheer you along.
This CAL is organized with giving back in mind. Read all about the different ways you can do that below.
There’s also 2 opportunities to win some amazing yarn lovers prizes from our sponsors. More on that below!
New Squares Reminders
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Cozy Fall Crochet Blanket Squares Pattern Bundle
All the squares crochet patterns will stay available on the designer’s blogs but sometimes it’s just easier to have a printable PDF library to refer to:
- If you prefer to work from a printed pattern you can take notes on
- To keep and organize for future reference
- In case the designers decide to take down their website for some reason (no plans for that here but you never know!)
- If you don’t want to wait for all squares to be published!
You can grab the Cozy Fall Crochet Blanket Squares Bundle here. The bundle is only available for the duration of the event!
The bundle includes 20 exclusive fall inspired crochet square patterns by your favorite indie designers. Each square is designed for 8″ size (many include adjustment info) in worsted weight yarn so you can use up your stash and make the cozies fall blanket.
Afghan squares are a great opportunity to learn new skills and expand your crochet knowledge!
With every bundle purchase you also get:
- An entry to win amazing yarn lovers prizes
- 50% of proceeds are donated to CURE Childhood Cancer
How to Give Back
With this event, we didn’t just want to help you create the coziest fall blankets but we wanted to give back.
Both Noorain and I have personal stories and have had loved ones affected by childhood cancer so we decided to organize this event as a means to give back where it’s most needed. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
About Cure Childhood Cancer
Cure Childhood Cancer’s mission is to help fund research for childhood cancer and support the kids and their families going through these tough times. From meals and counseling to financial assistance, CURE is committed to walking alongside families throughout their cancer journey. You can find more information over on their website here.
50% of every bundle purchase will be donated to the charity.
Gift your Blankets
We all love to crochet more items than we can use. If you don’t have a particular person in mind for your Charity Cozy Fall MAL blanket we want to encourage you to donate it to people in need.
Here is a list of charities accepting blankets and/or blanket squares you can send your items to:
- Project Linus: https://www.projectlinus.org/chapters/index.php?state=ME#tgt
- Knit for Kids : https://www.knitforkids.org/take-action/mailing-info.html
When sending your items, please do not tags, labels or pinning of sizes of any of the items as they will need to be removed prior to shipping.
Please send them to:
Knit for Kids
c/o World Vision
210 Overlook Drive,
Sewickley PA 15143
- Binky patrol: https://www.binkypatrol.org/
Find your local chapter from the drop down on the upper right hand corner
- Share-a-Square Texas:
14 Box Leaf Court
Greer, SC 29650
Enter for a Chance To Win Amazing Yarn Lovers Prizes
There are 2 ways to win prizes during the Charity Cozy Fall MAL!
Both giveaways are open worldwide! Winners will be announced via Instagram LIVE (@noorsknits and @knittingwithchopsticks) on November 4th at 6 pm CST/7 PM EST. Each winner will also be contacted via e-mail/social media. You will have 24 hours to claim your prizes.
The MAL Participation Giveaway
Share your square on social media (Instagram and/or Hosts Facebook groups) with hashtag #CozyFallMAL during the makealong for a chance to win. Make sure to tag hosts @noorsknits and @knittingwithchopsticks so they can see your entry!
Every square picture you share counts as an entry.
- Noor’s Knits Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/noorsknits
- Knitting with Chopsticks Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/makewithyarn
MAL Giveaway Prize (valued at $78; one winner):
- Snuggled Up Stitch Marker by Hello Lavender Designs (Valued at $25)
- Worsted weight hand-dyed skein (Sugar Maple colorway) by Hawari Bazaar Yarn Co. (Valued at $28)
- $25 Furls Gift Card
The Bundle Raffle
Each purchase of a Cozy Fall Charity Crochet or Knit Squares Bundle gives you an entry to win one of the three prize bundles (there will be a total of 3 winners).
- 1st Prize: Basic Winding Station from Knit Picks and a $50 Gift card from Furls Crochet (Valued at $160)
- 2nd Prize: Rooster Yarn Bowl from Darn Good Yarn and the Blocking Tool Starter Kit from Knit Picks (Valued at $100)
- 3rd Prize: A Crate from Knitcrate and a Complete Snuggle Puff Value Pack from Knit Picks (Valued at $120)
What you’ll need
All squares are designed using worsted weight yarn.
Depending on the design and stitch used different hook sizes are recommended but yarn is always worsted so you can go through your stash and pick out your favorite worsted weight yarn and make a gorgeous blanket!
Charity Cozy Fall Crochet Squares Patterns
The pumpkin square crochet pattern is a great addition to any fall afghan! The pumpkin design is achieved through simple eyelets, making this a great pattern for beginners and experts alike.
The Little Acorns crochet square by Ned and Mimi is a perfect chance to try some mosaic crochet. Using only basic crochet stitches and simple colorwork, you will have a modern fall square in no time!
The 3 Color Square by Stardust Gold Crochet is created using basic stitches which makes it a great beginner square. Sew together to make a cozy fall blanket.
Show off your favorite fall colors with the Mocha Square by Crafting Each Day. This quick tapestry crochet pattern is a fun way to use up your stash!
Wrap yourself in the cozy sights and sounds of Autumn with this simple, textured, Rustling Leaves Afghan Square designer by Tales of Knots. Sip on hot apple cider and daydream of crisp Autumn walks through the gorgeous colours of Fall while you whip up this stashbusting blanket square.
The sunburst square is worked from the inside out with a traditional geometric shape so you can create a project of any size.
The Autumn Bobble Square is a an easy and fun pattern to make. The bobbles add an interesting texture to a fall color scheme.
The Essa square by ChristaCo Design is an easy crochet blanket square with a cozy texture. This simple crochet square features a two row repeat in worsted weight yarn. This cozy texture looks great in light-colored yarn.
The Fall Waffle Stitch Square uses a variegated yarn to create a cozy textured square.
Do some mindless crochet while you practice the Tunisian arrowhead stitch and get a squishy textured mesh square in return!
The BeanBerry Square has a super warm and squishy texture. It is perfect for making comfy, cozy blankies for babies of all ages!
Easier than it looks, the Marguerite Square celebrates puff stitches in a welcoming circle before showing it’s strength as a square.
This acorn square screams Fall and remind me of fabulous dog walks in the crisp air blowing away my cobwebs. If you can single crochet you can make this fantastic fall square and stash or scrap buster! It is so much fun to make and uses tapestry crochet. It is a great pattern for confident beginners.
This crochet blanket square is a fun and easy crochet project! The Moss Stitch creates a soft and cozy feel which is what you’d want in a crochet blanket.
This autumn flower inspired granny square is easy to make but will a striking detail to your blanket. Rudbeckia is a beautiful flower of the sun that blooms in autumn.
How do you like a good corner-to-corner pattern? But with an interesting stitch and texture, no need to make a long foundation chain, no need to count your stitches, just crochet and get into the rhythm! This C2C cluster crochet stitch has everything you need to get you relaxed while you crochet, but still end up with a beautifully textured piece!
An ode to autumn, this gorgeous fall granny square features filet crochet leaves. The Falling Leaves Square is perfect for all the cozy WIPs.
Inspired by the turning of the seasons the Autumn Turn Block makes for a cozy project that would look great together in a blanket or as a component in a multi-square afghan.
The Tunisian crochet Garden Trellis Square is a soft and squishy Afghan block with a fun geometric lace motif. The pattern is quick and easy and works up in no time. Plus, it comes with detailed photo and video tutorials!
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