Crazy for Eights by Tamara Evans

Crazy for Eights

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern was written for my Charity Knit-a-Long making afghan blocks for blankets for the Carolina Youth Development Center, formerly Charleston Orphan House, which is celebrating 225 years of helping children this year.

Knitters from all over the country are making blocks to be sewn together into blankets that will be given to children who find themselves at CYDC, usually with no personal items of their own, as they await a foster care assignment.

As part of my own 10 year knitting anniversary, I have partnered with the CYDC to get knitters involved in helping this very worthy organization. For more on how you can help, visit or

There will be at least one new block published every month on, with a grand sewing up party at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.

Use any acrylic yarn for afghan blocks, or substitute cotton for a spa cloth (makes a great gift!).

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