Students in engineering classes at Dulaney High School are helping the homeless in the community by crocheting blankets. Technology education teacher Wanda Brown, who taught the students how to crochet, said the blankets are part of the students’ public service project for the class.
The classes will create three blankets before the end of January, Brown said, as part of the material and structural technology units in the class. Brown taught her students to create a slip knot, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet, manipulating yarn made of cotton, wool and acrylics. Each student made a 12-inch by 12-inch crocheted square that will be connected to make full size blankets. After researching local homeless shelters, students made contact with the shelter of their choice to announce their donation.