Does anyone else have this in your area? A LYS here called Lint gives away this pattern for cranes to give as a symbol of peace. Read about it here:

Scroll down a bit till you see the knitted crane. and here’s some pics:

I’m making one right now, it’s really easy.

Here is a link to the pattern itself (I couldn’t find one on Lint’s site or at Knitowar):

Note that the pattern is in a wonky Word file, but you should be able to decipher it.

I remember reading those stories when I was in school. I thought they were really neat.