Not Your Average Crochet ~ CAL

It took me a while to work out what a CAL was ~ honestly I think I have my head buried in the sand half the time!

I found this Crochet-A-Long a few weeks ago, at Not Your Average Crochet by the lovely Hannah. You can see the finished blanket here. Isn’t it stunning?

I started out using the same colours as Hannah, but last week I included some colours that are a bit more me. It’s cold and wet here in Melbourne at the moment, and I was making this last weekend with my Gypsy Caravan Blanket over my lap. I realised that these two blankets would probably end up folded up together at some stage, so they needed to match to some extent.

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This is the first CAL I’ve ever done, and it’s so delightful. I know that if I had the pattern for this blanket all at once, it would seem just too big of a task ~ I’d probably give up. This way, we get a bite-sized portion every Saturday morning at 1 minute past midnight. Much more doable!

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As is usual lately, this is made using Stylecraft Special DK, for many reasons. 1. It’s cheap. 2. It comes in so many colours. 3. It’s machine washable!

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PS: Thankyou so much for all your lovely comments on our blog-aversary. You’re all very kind, and it was so nice to read so many replies. xxx

PPS: Yes, I know, I’m meant to be finishing off that other fingerless glove. Tomorrow….

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12 thoughts on “Not Your Average Crochet ~ CAL

  1. I love your choice of colors! Very beautiful.
    My version of “Hannah’s blanket” is done with sock yarn, very delicate, endless rows – fortunately a kid’s size blanket 🙂 Haven’t blogged about it (yet) though. Maybe tomorrow. Your blog entry inspired me to do so.

  2. We must be at a similar stage in our crochet development. I saw this CAL a few ago too and had to work out what a CAL was. I was going to participate but I am currently working on another blanket so thought I would wait until all the instructions are up. Also, I have one fingerless glove floating around still waiting for a partner!
    Wonderful work on the blanket. The blanket the pattern was inspired by was one of the first crochet blankets I was amazed by.
    Looking forward to your completed blanket.

  3. I have never attempted a CAL, and it looks like fun! Maybe I should start out with week 1, and see how I do. Thank you for posting this 🙂

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