Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets

Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets

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Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets

Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets

Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets

Autism to some is represented in the puzzle symbol. Like other communities of like-minded social or medical issues that have their own symbols. In writing this roundup, I don’t know much about Autism; however, I know so many people who either have Autism or the family members care for people in their lives who are Autistic.

Though I didn’t know about the puzzle pieces until about four years ago, I just looked up what it means. As per the Autism Society, “The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colours and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope — hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and access to appropriate services/supports, people with autism will lead full lives able to interact with the world on the own terms.”

For some people, social awareness is important to them. Myself, I belong to a community represented by the rainbow colours, typically seen in the rainbow flag or symbolism of rainbows. I don’t live or breathe the rainbow colours but I know many people in my community where it’s important to them to display. It’s personal and it really doesn’t affect me, so I waste space in my mind worrying about what others do.

For those looking for Autistic Based symbolism afghans. I have located 3 free designs for you to enjoy. From my reading this morning, I took away the statement. Autism means different, not less. 

Crochet Autistic Puzzle Blankets

 

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Crochet Puzzle afghan Pattern

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Jigsaw Puzzle Afghan Pattern

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Free Autism Puzzle Chart Pattern

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

4 thoughts on “Crochet Autism Awareness Blankets”

  1. Ann says:

    No blue button

  2. Dawn says:

    As an Autistic person I appreciate very much what you have said. I will take a closer look at these patterns. Thank you!

  3. Toscha Wilcox says:

    Thank you for posting this. My little girl is autistic. Everyday has its own set of challenges. I made my daughter a puzzke blanker using graph paper. I just drew a puzzle shape and outlined what color each piece would be. I made my center piece pink my girls favorite color. But it has more meaning than that. Girls are less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys are. There is basically 1 girl for every 10 boys diagnosed. The reasoning is because the testing used is set up for boys not girls. Its sad but true. Thankfully the Autism Society is helping to break this gender mold of testing to include girls. Now girls are getting the help and services that boys get. I am so thankful for that. Thank you for taking time out of you crazy crochet schedule to honor the autistic community.

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