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by greenrabbitdesigns

I along with so many, many others am shocked and saddened by the horrific events in Japan! At times like this it is hard to know what to do to help. Sarah London started Crochet-A-Rainbow in response to the devastating floods in Australia. The Christchurch earthquake has also been included in the project and now it has been extended to include the victims of the Japanese earthquake and following tsunami.

Sarah is asking for donations of granny squares which will then be made up into blankets to be distributed to those affected by these natural disasters, providing comfort and colour and a reminder that there is always a rainbow after a storm. She says she would like to inject some sunshine and colour into the lives of those affected as they begin to re-build and start over.

The granny squares are to be made up of five rounds, using either wool or acrylic double knitting yarn and a 4 mm hook.

If you would like to join in with Crochet-A-Rainbow, you can find all the details you need to sign up here.

As today is St Patrick’s Day, I would like to finish this post by wishing you all a very Happy St Patrick’s Day and I’ll leave you with this little Irish Blessing, the sentiments of which I wish for all of you but especially for the people of Japan!

May the strength of three be in your journey.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and as always thanks for ‘dropping’ in to see me this week.

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Gina March 17, 2011 - 6:54 pm

This seems like a lovely practical way to help

marigold jam March 17, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Good idea! Happy St Patricks Day!

simone March 17, 2011 - 7:20 pm

You are so kind Viv. Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! I love your crocheted shamrock and is that real shamrock in the little pot? I have never seen shamrock. How lovely! x

harmony and rosie March 17, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you too, I hope you are at least on your second pint of Guinness by now!

Good for you, the squares will be appreciated that’s for sure.

Kate x

Amanda March 17, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I too am granny squaring away. Happy St Patrick’s Day to you too – I am glad I’m not the only one with a shamrock plant 🙂

Jane March 17, 2011 - 9:44 pm

What a lovely idea Vivienne, those poor people need every glimmer of a rainbow at the moment. Happy St.Ps day to you too and have a great weekend :o)
Jane x

Helen Philipps March 17, 2011 - 10:33 pm

That is such a kind thing to do, Vivienne! And I love your shamrock! What fun you must be having there – wishing you a very Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Helen x

Bobo Bun March 17, 2011 - 11:35 pm

Hi Vivienne
Glad you stopped by as I tried to visit you earlier on tonight and couldn’t find a link. Hope you’ve had a good St Patrick’s Day, love your wee clover. You were right to hear my exctement, I feel very happy.

Great you mentioned Sarah London’s idea. I crocheted a handful of squares a year ago and then got bored with the idea of making about another million to finish the blanket. Can’t think of a better use for them rather than just hidden in a bag.

Have a great weekend – Lisa X

Sandra McDowell March 18, 2011 - 4:50 am

I love your colours, I’ve been doing the same thing this week!
Have a gorgeous weekend
Sandra x

Teresa Kasner March 18, 2011 - 4:56 am

Hi Vivienne, I’ve dropped by a few times and enjoy your blog. I’m doing a giveaway on mine.. hope you can pop over for a visit.

I donated cash to the Red Cross from their website.. it felt good to help. It’s so nice to see so many of us wanting to help out.

Hugs from Oregon, USA — Teresa 🙂

corry en heleen March 18, 2011 - 7:14 am

What a good way to help. I love your blocks, beautiful colors too!

Mia March 18, 2011 - 4:09 pm

What a lovely post, Viv! I too have been trying to find the ways (other than donating to the Red Cross) to help, and this is lovely. I cannot crochet (I really should try!) but your blocks looks wonderful.

Happiest crocheting and sunny weekend!


Gill March 18, 2011 - 6:36 pm

Thanks for sharing that about the crochet a rainbow – I’ll check that out and tell my Mum whos always crocheting!
Wishing you a (belated!) happy St Patricks day, and have a great weekend!!
Gill xx

Jenny March 18, 2011 - 10:15 pm

What a great idea… just wish I could crochet! Seriously though, that is a wonderful idea and such a worthy cause after all the terrible devastation across the world recently. Have a great weekend, hope the sun shines! x

tinajo March 19, 2011 - 7:05 am

Such a great idea – and they turned out lovely! People really come together in the time of need. 🙂

melanie March 19, 2011 - 11:56 am

What a lovely way to help 🙂 xxx

Gill March 20, 2011 - 8:22 am

Hi Vivienne!
Love the granny squares, its such a great idea.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! The photo caught my eye and imagination, could just imagine being there, it look so calm and peaceful!Judging by the comments it would be a busy place with lots of tea and cake, chatting and crafting!
have a great weekend

liset March 20, 2011 - 9:12 am

How sweet of you! It’s horrible in the world at the moment. Japan, Libie, Australia, when will it stop. Good actions you participate on!

Kris March 22, 2011 - 2:08 pm


ali.b March 22, 2011 - 7:18 pm

oh they are gorgeous thank you for the chance to win. I am quite new to your blog but have already made the cinnamon scones from an earlier post – they were easy and yummy xx

Linda March 24, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Hoping this is open to those of us in the States!

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