Knitting pattern: Paw Print Patchwork Blanket for homeless hounds
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is one of the charities I admire the most. They've been rescuing and rehoming dogs in London since 1860, which is a whole lot of happy animals. They're also big fans of craft, and they've just launched another lovely crafty campaign - comfort blankets for foster dogs. Huzzah!
Battersea got in touch with me recently to ask if I might like to design a pattern for a comfort blanket for their homeless hounds. The idea is that their foster dogs will each get a handmade blanket, which they'll take to their foster home and then to the home they are adopted into. A comforting and cosy thing to have as their own.
I was delighted to design it, and came up with the Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket. It's made up for four squares with four designs: a plain pawless square, a square with a small paw print, a square with a medium paw print and a square with a giant paw print. Each square represents the dogs of all shapes and sizes that Battersea rehomes.
Join the campaign and knit a blanket yourself. Or club in with your stitching group and start a blanket between a few of you. Homeless hounds need your handmade hugs!