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2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along

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Is your yarn stash getting a little out of control? Do you enjoy learning new stitches? If you answered yes to either of these questions keep reading to learn about our 2019 Stash-Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along (CAL).

If you’ve been here a little while you probably know about my love affair with learning new crochet stitches. So I came up with this fun idea to make a sampler afghan using a new crochet stitch for each square of the blanket.

I brought this project idea up to my Facebook group last week and everybody seamed really interested in participating. Which of course made me even more excited about it, so we are getting started right away.

**UPDATE 2/13/19**

You may pre-order the entire printable crochet along on Ravelry! You will automatically get the new ad-free pdf of each square pattern is it is released. Get it here!

How does this crochet along work?

In total we will have 24- 12” squares each featuring a different crochet stitch pattern. I will publish 2 square patterns on my blog each month on Wednesdays for all of 2019 (I’ll put a schedule below). Each pattern will include written and photo instructions.

Part of what makes doing a CAL fun is sharing with other crocheters who are also participating. I invite you to join my crochet group on Facebook, this is a great place to share your progress, ask questions and participate in other fun yarny shenanigans.

At the end of 2019 we will join our squares and add a border.

Save the Stash Busting CAL Bundle to your Ravelry favorites! I will update the bundle with each square as its realeased.


  • #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook

No shopping is required for this CAL! Dive into that over flowing yarn stash and grab your favorite colors and get started.

A word of caution, be sure to use worsted weight yarns that have similar qualities. For example: Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice would all work well together.

But I would not try and mix yarns like Caron Simply Soft with ones like Red Heart Super Saver. Your squares will end up not being the same size and the textures will be off too.

I will be using mostly Bernat Super Value with some Red Heart Super Savor and With Love Thrown in for mine.

I am not sure exactly how much yarn you will need for this project yet as I will be crocheting as we go along but just from doing a little research of other sampler afghans I am anticipating needing about 4500 yds. This not an exact number but will be a good starting point.

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2019 Sample Afghan CAL | FREE Crochet pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Tentative Schedule

I will release a free square pattern on my blog every other Wednesday starting next Wednesday, January 16, 2019. As each square is released I will add the link to the schedule listed below to make them easy to find. .

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Materials and Info: Today

Square 1: Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Square 2: Diagonal Trip

Square 3: Boxed Block Stitch

Square 4: Sedge Stitch

Square 5: Paired Double Crochet

Square 6: Wide Checkers Stitch

Square 7: Granny Spike Stitch

Square 8: Tiny Flower Crochet Stitch

Square 9: Wattle Stitch

Square 10: Braided Crochet Stitch

Square 11: Crossed Cable Stitch

Square 12: Alpine Stitch (Raised Ripple Stitch)

Square 13: Star Stitch 

Square 14: C2C Double Crochet Square

Square 15: Aligned Cluster Stitch

Square 16: Half Double Crochet V-Stitch

Square 17: MIxed Cluster Stitch

Square 18: 9/13/19 **Date change** 

Square 19: 9/25/19

Square 20: 10/9/19

Square 21: 10/23/19

Square 22: 11/6/19

Square 23: 11/20/19

Square 24: 12/4/19

Joining and border: 12/11/19

Join the crochet group on Facebook and show us what colors and yarns you’re using!! I can’t wait to see all your pretty squares.

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  1. Jena says:

    I know I’m a little behind, but I just finished reorganizing my yarn stash so now that everything’s visible and arranged nicely, I’m ready to tackle this CAL! I’ve never done one before, but I have completed “scrapghans” before. I’ve got a road trip coming up and I’ll be taking these patterns along! Thank you!

  2. Robin says:

    I just stumbled across this CAL a week ago, so I’m extremely behind but I’m looking forward to this! I’ve only done scarves and an amigurumi, so this will definitely help me stretch my crochet legs.

    Is it still possible to get added to the Facebook group?

    Thank you for doing this!

  3. Virginia says:

    I just saw this and started yesterday with block 18. My gage is smaller but doesn’t matter. ran out of yarn before I finished the yarn. Was wondering if I could just make the other squares the same number of rows even though this is not a square and join them to make an afghan or blanket.

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