How to help

Love-Squared is in need of knitters and crocheters to make squares to become patchwork afghans for our homeless children.

We need 8 inch squares made from any fiber and pattern. Since these squares are for a child’s afghan, think soft and cuddly. Not too many large holes in the pattern. It takes 30 of these individual squares to make a single blanket.

This is a great stash buster project and a great way to practice a new stitch or learn to knit! 8 inches, That’s all it takes.

If you aren’t a knitter and can’t crochet, you can still help Love-Squared. Donate yarn to a knitter, crocheter or send it to me. A single ball of yarn will make several squares.

Spread the word! We rely on people to tell people who will tell more people about us.

Finished squares can be mailed to

Leah Casarez

217 Nichols Dr

Saline, MI 48176




7 Comments on "How to help"

  1. Susan says:

    Did I see somewhere that Love Squared is involved in a project making navy blue scarves for a school?

    • Leah says:

      Hello Susan.
      We are not making scarves as a group, but there are several of our members and supporters who donate to other causes as well. Love-Squared concentrates on using donated squares to make blankets for our country’s homeless children.

      Thank you for the inquiry.

  2. Mary Zellharie says:

    I am just getting started with this project and thought I read someplace that if we used x kind of yarn we should label those squares but I can’t find the note. Will you help me. I am leaving a square in my new favorite knit shop — Starlight knitting society, in Portland Oregon — and the owner will explain about the project to visiting knitters. We are happy to see there is a local donation site.

    This is a great project.

    • Leah says:

      Hello Mary!
      Thank you for your question. Yes, please label squares that are made of wool/wool blends, or those with special washing instructions. It helps us keep non-acrylic squares together for easier care, as well as keeping wool away from those with an allergy.

      I have only been in Portland a bit under two years, recently moving to North Portland. I will have to check out the Starlight Knitting Society. I have yet to visit any of the local yarn shops, but I plan to do a lot of shopping this spring and summer.

      Please let me know if you or anyone has any more questions. I will be happy to answer them.


  3. Crystal Wiski says:

    I wouldn’t love to donate some squares. Is this an on-going donation?

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  5. Mary Zellharie says:

    I am trying to connect with Leah, I sent her an email but haven’t heard back
    Want to know how things are going before I start knitting squares again
    Please respond

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