OctaCals CALs – Part 5

Part 5 of OctaCal Blanket and OctCal Wrap have been added to the patterns and you can start to fill out your blanket or wrap πŸ™‚

If you have finished Part 4 you should have a ‘grid’ of motifs with little square or diamond shaped gaps that need filling, like this one (pins show where you join):

Part 5 will show you how to add little motifs and join them in this gap to make your blanket or wrap almost complete (the border comes next week).

Here’s a little motif which hasn’t been joined, just to show you the shape, and also one that is joined:

Purchasers of the pattern should have received an email from Ravelry with a link. For each design there are 2 versions – one in UK crochet terms and one in US crochet terms, so be sure to download the correct version for your preference. If you haven’t purchased yet you can find the patterns on Ravelry here: OctaCal Wrap and OctaCal Blanket

The CALs are hosted on Ravelry and Facebook. Hopefully I’ll see some there πŸ™‚

Next week is the border, but before you get there remember to sew your ends as you go πŸ™‚

Happy crocheting xxx

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OctaCal CALS – Part 4

This is week 4 and therefore Part 4 of the CAL. If you have been keeping up then you will have a beautiful array of octagonal motifs ready to join into your blanket or wrap. Week 4 adds a final round to each motif which is used to join them together as you go. Part 4 of the pattern shows you how to do this with diagrams and photos to help you.

Part 4 has now been added to OctaCal Blanket and OctCal Wrap on Ravelry. As usual, previous purchasers will have received and email from Ravelry with a link.

Want to see them how the joining looks? Well here is a couple of wrap motifs joined:

You will find this joining surprisingly easy and before long you will have joined them all and will be waiting for the final joining motif in Part 5 next week πŸ™‚

The CALs are hosted on Ravelry and Facebook. Hopefully I’ll see some there πŸ™‚

The final joining motif is quick and cute – you’ll have to wait to see it next week!

Happy crocheting xxx

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OctaCal CALs – Part 3

Week 3 means Part 3 and my favourite motif. I have seen some beautiful Part 1 and 2 motifs and I am so excited to see what you make with Part 3!

Part 3 of OctaCal Blanket and OctCal Wrap patterns have been published on Ravelry and previous purchasers will have received an email from Ravelry with a link. For each design there are 2 versions – one in UK crochet terms and one in US crochet terms, so be sure to download the correct version for your preference. If you haven’t purchased yet you can find the patterns on Ravelry here: OctaCal Wrap and OctaCal Blanket

Want to see them? Well here they are, blanket on left and wrap on right:

I can’t wait to see some new motifs!

The CALs are hosted on Ravelry and Facebook. Hopefully I’ll see some there πŸ™‚

Next week is the joining round, where we add an extra round to each motif and join them into a blanket or wrap using the ‘join as you go’ method.

Happy crocheting xxx

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OctaCal CALs – Part 2

How are you getting on with Part 1 of the CAL? I have seen some lovely colourful motifs from Part 1, from autumnal colours to deeps colours and all very beautiful.

Today Part 2 of OctaCal Blanket and OctCal Wrap have been published. For each design there are 2 versions – one in UK crochet terms and one in US crochet terms, so be sure to download the correct version for your preference.

Previous purchasers should have received an email from Ravelry with a link. If you haven’t purchased yet you can find the patterns on Ravelry here: OctaCal Wrap and OctaCal Blanket

Part 2 are simple motifs, like sunflowers, designed to show off the colour of your yarn. They are also more relaxing to make, so a bit of a rest from last week! It may even give you a bit of time to catch up on sewing your ends before Part 3 next week πŸ™‚

Want to see them? Well here they are, blanket on left and wrap on right:

I can’t wait to see some new motifs!

The CALs are hosted on Ravelry and Facebook. Hopefully I’ll see some there πŸ™‚

Next week is my favourite motif and it’s a little more tricky.

Happy crocheting xxx

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