The weather is cooling down and the leaves start falling. 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 KAL 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 crocheter, check out this post with all the CAL info and crochet squares.
Charity Cozy Fall Crochet Blanket CAL
No time right now? Pin this cozy fall blanket squares KAL for later!
How does the KAL work?
Every weekday for the month of October (starting October 4th until October 29th) a new knit 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 KAL is organized with giving back in mind. Read all about the different ways you can do that below.
There are also 2 opportunities to win some amazing yarn lovers prizes from our sponsors. More on that below!
New Squares Reminders
Don’t miss a square! Signup for my special event email list below to get a reminder every time a new square is released.
Cozy Fall Knit Blanket Squares Pattern Bundle
All the squares knitting 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 Knit Blanket Squares Bundle here. The bundle is only available for the duration of the event!
The bundle includes 20 exclusive fall-inspired knit 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 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 knit 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 we 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 KnitSquares Patterns
The simple X on garter stitch background of the X Marks the Spot Square will complement any afghan. Easy cables are used to form the X (step by step photos and video included!). It’s the perfect opportunity to practice your cables without complications.
Fall brings the return of sweater weather and this gorgeous Arcadia cable knit blanket square by Banana Moon Studio is inspired by the coziness of traditional cable knit sweaters!
The Crema Square by Christaco Design features a textured triangle pattern that knits up easily in a simple 8 row repeat. The triangular texture creates a diamond lattice pattern throughout the square that’s mesmerizing to the eye. This simple knit square design pairs well with others so it’s perfect to use with a wide variety of blanket squares.
The Woodfire Squares textured stitches, combined with the subtle color changes of the yarn, give this square a sense of the movement of a campfire. Stay toasty warm in a blanket of squares, even when that fire is not available to you!
The Plaid Spooky square is a great introduction to color knitting! Make two and stitch them together for a treat bag or use them as is! The center space can be personalized with your own message or left blank – it’s totally up to you!
The Of Cables and Bobbles square was inspired by Irish Aran sweaters with traditional diamonds and the oh so Aran Bobbles. This stitch pattern screams Irish and the fuzzy wooly fisherman sweaters are the epitome of cozy!
Pumpkin spice and everything nice – the hue of this fall cable square is perfect for a cozy throw!
This 8″ square knits up quick and easy in worsted weight yarn. Perfect for beginners and set amongst other squares to complete an afghan made with love.
Whenever I make a blanket, I always look for a pattern or technique that spares me from calculating the number of stitches I need to cast on to get the right width. When I got to know the Herringbone stitch I knew I had to find a way to work this elegant (yet very simple) stitch without casting!
This square is super textured and fun, the perfect marriage of the moss stitch and stockinette stitch!
The Autumn Weave Square is a sample of my favorite scarf stitch! It has a wonderfully soft and squishy texture that is perfect for Fall!
Create a beautiful textured pattern with this super easy and fun zig zag seed stitch design!
The Bianca Square is a beginner-friendly blanket square knitting pattern that features a cozy garter stitch edge with a textured center. This 8″ square knits up quick and easy in worsted weight yarn.
The Swallowtail Square by Clair de Lune Fiberarts features a gorgeous stylized butterfly motif against a backdrop of seed stitch. Just a few simple cables combine to create this stunning butterfly!
The Vines & Bobbles square by Handmade by Stacy features a centered cable with vines framing the sides. On the vines are bobbles that add a lovely dimension. The block also has a video tutorial, as well as a chart and checklist to help the maker along.
This particular square is inspired by the Murphy sweater. Jojobadom’s sister married an Irish Scott. The cables found in this square are those found in his family’s sweater, and therefore it is near and dear to her heart. And if you have never seen the Murphy tartan, it is just as lovely as this square, her sister was married in it.
Inspired by bright fall leaves, the Talimena Knit Blanket Square shows you how you can make beautiful texture with easy stitches! Get the written pattern and chart!
The Creel Square features a gently-textured interrupted garter stitch square with patterning reminiscent of a fishing creel.
This mesh square works up quickly and only uses a 2 row repeat.
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