Nuneaton Deanery Blankets Project

Nuneaton Deanery have initiated a project to provide free blankets to the elderly, infirm, vulnerable people in the Nuneaton Deanery area which covers Nuneaton, Bedworth, Bulkington, Exhall, Atherstone, Mancetter, Arley, Ansley, Fillongley and Corley, Wolvey and Burton Hastings.

Nuneaton Deanery are aiming to achieve at least 100 blankets before Christmas and plan to have it as an ongoing project to tie in with the Warm Space offering.

The plan is for people to knit or crochet blankets for this project.

Blankets are suggested to be either 120cm square for children or 140 to 160cm square for adults.

Sheila is Hartshill Mothers' Union contact for this project. If you are planning on knitting any blankets for this project, please let Sheila know so that she is aware of how many she can expect.

There is a very simple knitting pattern for a blanket shown below but you can be as creative as you like!

Simple Blanket Pattern Using 4mm Knitting Needles and Double Knitting Yarn



The simplest method to create a knitted blanket is to cast on 30 stitches and knit strips which you can then sew together to create a blanket of the appropriate size. To make it more interesting, change colour every 15cm to create a checked design.

For a similar crocheted blanket, use a size 3.5 to 4 crochet hook.


It will take 10 to 12 100 gram balls.




We have made, and are still making, lots of things for outreach projects. I have moved all of the patterns we have used to the Coventry Diocese Mothers' Union Crafts so that they are accessible to all Mothers' Union members in the Diocese and beyond.