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.


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!


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!


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….


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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