"The proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico is almost 2000 miles long. Imagine if the massive distance of this wall was re-conceptualized and re-contextualized not to divide, but to include. Instead of wall, a concrete line, to keep people out, what if lines of yarn became 3,500,640 yards of blankets to welcome people in?"
Project info: https://www.welcomeblanket.org/
Pattern: https://www.welcomeblanket.org/patterns/ It's so mathy! There are so many possible configurations! It's just like the pattern blocks at math-on-a-stick. It would be really fun if lots of us made squares and then played with them at TMC before sewing them all together into blankets. Could we make all possible orientations as a team? (No Tina, there must be thousands, someone get nerdsniped and report back on that exact number please.)
If you want to start now, grab supplies and start crocheting. This is the crochet pattern pdf to make the two color square pattern but they are accepting any pattern blanket so long as the dimensions are 40x40" A good place for beginners would be solid 10x10" squares (with easy horizontal rows) since they would fit right in with the other two color squares. A good place to check out is http://www.lionbrand.com/learn/how-to-crochet.
Can't wait to craft with you!