2019 Blanket CAL – The Finale

The final part of the Down Memory Lane Blanket – the 2019 Blanket CAL – has been added to the pattern on Ravelry.  This includes the joining method and border that I used.  So now I can show you my finished blanket in situ.

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I like simplicity in a blanket, so no fancy join and no large fussy border for me, which is why the pattern includes a minimal join and a simple 5 round border.  However, joining and border could be anything and I know many of you have favourite joining techniques and like more substantive borders – the choice is yours because the blanket you make is yours and you should make what you like 🙂

My final blanket is meant to be double bed size but also fits over our king size bed, so is very practical.    It is also full of my favourite squares and uses some of my favourite yarns, so is just what I wanted.

I hope you have enjoyed the blanket CAL this year – it has been fun for me to have you join in the journey!

Happy crocheting xxx

 

March Mini CAL 3 – Part 2

Part 2 is now live on Ravelry!   If you have purchased the pattern on Ravelry then you should have received an automatic notice of an update, or just search for it in your Ravelry library.

This is the final part of March Mini CAL 3, but I won’t reveal it until you have had the chance to complete it.

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I think this is a pretty thing, and you may want to make several!

Please share progress on Ravelry.

Now I can reveal what March Mini CAL 2 was – a food cover (alternatively can be used as a doily):

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The pattern allows you to make this to any size that you like.

Happy crocheting xxx

 

 

March Mini CAL 3 – Part 1

March Mini CAL 2 is now complete and today we move onto March Mini CAL 3.  Part 1 is now available and the pattern is found on Ravelry here .  It costs £2 but it is free for short time if you use coupon code MINI  at checkout, but be quick as this expires at midnight GMT today (17th March).

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From these snippets you’ve probably realised I’m using the same colours in all the mini CALs.  All the items in the CALs can be used in the home/kitchen, so I chose fresh colours that I like in mine.

Please share progress on Ravelry here.

Part 2 will be published on Wednesday.

Happy crocheting xxx

2019 Blanket CAL Part 6

The last 2 squares of Down Memory Lane – the 2019 Blanket CAL – have been added to the pattern on Ravelry.   These are both based on some lacy squares from Wrapped in Memories but have been made larger with the addition of extra lacy rounds.

They are 2 of my favourite lacy squares.

If you are following the free version then why not try the 5th square from the Blog Blanket CAL 2015 here just add 2 more rounds of trebles (US dc), and a good old granny square worked to 10 rounds.

Next week is the final part – the joining method I used and the border I added.

Please share progress in my Ravelry group here.

Happy crocheting xxx

March Mini CAL 2 – Part 2

Part 2 of the second March Mini Mystery CAL to celebrate International Crochet Month is now live!

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You will need 6 beads for this, the final, part.   The finished size is variable as there is a repeated round that you can do as many times as you like to get your desired size.

Any idea what it is yet?

Please follow progress in the Ravelry group.

Happy crocheting xxx

 

 

March Mini Mystery CAL 2 – Part 1

March Mini Mystery CAL 1 was revealed a few days ago – a kitchen scrubbie!

The second mini mystery CAL starts today with Part 1 having just been published.

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This uses DK cotton yarn, a 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook and you will need some large beads for Part 2.  The pattern is available on Ravelry here – it costs £1.50 normally but there is a coupon code available until midnight GMT tonight (10th March) giving a 100% discount.    You can find the coupon code in the Ravelry group here.

Part 2 will be published on Wednesday.

Please join in the fun and share progress in the Ravelry group.

Until Wednesday, happy crocheting xxx

 

 

2019 Blanket CAL Part 5

Part 5 of the 2019 Blanket CAL – Down Memory Lane – has been published.  Wow!   I can’t believe we are up to Part 5 already, time is flying and there are some gorgeous squares to see!  If you purchased the pattern you should find it in your Ravelry library.

This week both squares are based on 2 very recent free patterns which I designed for the Friends Around the World 3rd Anniversary CAL – Noughts and Crosses:

Both of these have one less round than stated in the original patterns, so that they end with the correct stitch count for the blanket.

I incorporated the 2 squares because I love the texture.  Did I say 2 squares?   Well they can be combined to make different ones, and I made 4 of these for my blanket:

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I am very tempted to make some larger squares using these, maybe a 4 x 4 square would make a lovely cushion cover!

Next week is the last 2 squares of the blanket CAL both of which are based on paid patterns but, as always, I will provide a suggested alternative of free squares.

As always, please share progress in the Ravelry group.

Happy crocheting xxx

 

March Mini Mystery CAL 1 – Part 2

Part 2 of the first March Mini Mystery CAL has been added to the Ravelry pattern page here.  This completes the first CAL.

Part 2 is a little tricky as you’ll be working with jute, but I’ve added a few tips on this in the pattern.

Please share progress on the Ravelry group, where you can share spoilers!

I can’t wait to see your creations!

The second CAL starts on Sunday 🙂

Happy crocheting xxx

 

March Mini Mystery CAL 1 – part 1

Happy Crochet Month!  The celebrations have started and Part 1 of the March Mini Mystery CAL 1 has been published on Ravelry here.  This is a free pattern.

This is the first of 4 mini mystery CALs to celebrate this month of crochet and they are hosted in my Ravelry group here.  Not all are free patterns, but there will be a coupon code available for a very short time as each pattern is published, making  them free if you are quick!

There are no spoilers here on the blog until each CAL is fully published.   So the only thing I can show is the materials:

March Mini Mystery CAL 1 Part 2 (the final part of this one) will be published on Wednesday.

I hope you join in for the fun!

Happy crocheting xxxx

2019 Blanket CAL Part 4

Part 4 of the 2019 Blanket CAL – Down Memory Lane – has been published.  If you purchased the pattern you should find it in your Ravelry library.  If you are following the free version read on for details of how to adapt free patterns.

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Motif 7 is based on Openwork from Winter Blanket CAL 2015.   I have extended it with a bit more lace.  If you are following the free version then what not substitute with a variation of the first square from my Christmas Blanket CAL 2014 here, just add 4 more rounds of trebles (US dc) to get to the correct size and stitch count.

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Motif 8 is my absolute favourite, Octoghan, which I have extended by one round.  If you are following the free version then you can find the original free pattern here, simply add one round of trebles to get the correct size and stitch count.

Next week both squares are based on free patterns.

I love to see what you make, so please share progress on Ravelry here.

Happy crocheting xxxx