Acrylic yarn will be best for this purpose. Any yarn similar to Red Yarn Super Saver, Caron Yarnspirations and Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn —Acrylic”.
White only, medium weight worsted (please use the WHITEST yarn, not cream or off-white)
This blanket is meant to make a visual impact. It can do so if the squares are consistent. As tempting as it is to want to be more creative, save those for personal gifts. Also, those plain stitches and solid colors make us focus on the Stitches and the purpose of honoring the NeverBorn and not creating a needlework masterpiece.
When you finish a square it should measure about 15” x 15” maybe a 1/2” more. ( It is more important to make the size close as crochet tends to vary more than knitting when following the stitch and row recommendations.)
My "Star" crocheter, whose squares are very easy to work with gave me the following directions:
Use size K hook (or H based on how loosely you crochet.)
Chain base 48-50 stitches (based on your personal style of knitting looser or tighter)
If you will be able to do more, let me know how many you can do. I’m trying to keep track of the pledges to complete a certain number of squares.
Please contact me when the first one is done. firstname.lastname@example.org
When you are finished with all the squares, mail them to:
Memorial Blanket, 3589 N Shiloh Dr, Suite 3 #186, Fayetteville, AR 72703
*** IF YOU CAN PLEDGE TO DO AN ENTIRE SECTION (9 SQUARES) AND YOU ONLY CROCHET, YOU MAY ALSO USE THE COLORS FOUND UNDER THE KNIT INSTRUCTIONS. That would be 5 white, 2 blue, 2 pink. However, please note that the white squares are used as the main portion of the blanket and keep the knitted squares I receive from being too stretchy...so that's why this special consideration is tucked away at the bottom of the page.