If you want to get in on some yarnbombing action, why not crochet squares for Crochet Grenade‘s Rubiks Cube Park yarnbomb?
All the details are on the Facebook Event page here, or you can read it below. I copy & pasted it straight from the page:
“INTERNATIONAL YARNBOMB PROJECT: “RUBIKS CUBE PARK” DEADLINE FOR SQUARES: JULY 1ST. I will need 2,700 crocheted squares and ANYONE ANYWHERE can help by spreading the word, mailing in squares, coming to meet ups, or even installing. This yarn bomb installation will be on the weekend of Comic-Con San Diego. For those of you not familiar with Comic-Con, it is a four-day event held yearly in San Diego, CA celebrating comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, pop culture, horror, animation, anim…e, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. It’s the ultimate geek event and this convention is the largest of its kind in the US with over 130,000 attendees. (http://www.comic-con.org/) In the park across the street from the convention center and the event, there are 60 cement cubes in Children’s Park. I will be joining all of your squares together to create Rubiks cubes. The plan is to install it “guerrilla style” across the street from the convention center, in the middle of downtown San Diego. Each Rubiks Cube will be a different pattern to create a visually abstract appearance. To create these Rubiks cubes I will need 45 sqaures per cube. Although you do not need to use Red Heart yarn, I ask that you try to match as closely as possible to the colors listed. ANY BRAND of worsted acrylic yarn can be used as long as the colors match to keep it all cohesive. I would love for people to volunteer to make a cube!! I will attach a business card with “DONATED BY ___” on the cube(s) that you make. There are 45 squares to a cube and the pattern is very simple!
Link to color palette here.
YARN: RED HEART RED: Hot Red ID# 0390 (Super Saver) YELLOW: Bright Yellow ID# 0324 (Super Saver) ORANGE: Pumpkin ID# 0254 (Super Saver) GREEN: Paddy Green ID# 0368 (Super Saver) BLUE: Blue ID# 0886 (Super Saver) WHITE: White ID# 0311 (Super Saver)
For those not familiar with crochet or reading crochet patterns, I created a video explaining how to make the square needed for this project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=wXnK3V2zSzA&nomobile=1
CROCHET SQUARE PATTERN Hook: I
Form a magic ring OR ch 6 and join with SL ST
Round 1: Ch 3, *3 DC in ring, TR in ring, * repeat from * three more times, join with SL ST to the top of Ch 3
Round 2: Ch 3, * DC in each DC to TR, ( 2 DC, TR, 2 DC) in TR. Repeat from * three more times, join with SL ST to top of Ch 3
Repeat Rnd 2 until square reaches 7.5 inches (6 rounds) Finish off. Weaving ends optional.
SQUARES CAN BE MAILED TO: Crochet Grenade PO BOX 17188 San Diego CA 92177-7188. I will post pictures of submissions to the event page so that everyone gets credit for what they send.
List of all submissions sent by participants: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApDRRWFRF1SndHl5SXpod2E3VnQwaTd5czhlaFlTZXc#gid=0
The following link is to see the squares that are still needed. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApDRRWFRF1SndDBfT0xmTnVsVkdTV0RMUVljQjVpOVE#gid=0”
I am making nine white squares for this great yarnbomb, thereby covering one side of one rubiks cube. I thought I’d do white as that’s the safest colour if you don’t have access to Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Did you see how many squares are needed? Two Thousand Seven Hundred!!! This is a huge project, so if you have a minute to spare please do get involved.