Who’s ready for our new crochet along? We are changing things up a bit this year, we aren’t going to be doing a stitch sampler. What we are going to be doing is a quilt sampler!
This will actually be a series of 4 different throw blankets, one for each season. They are all going to use a half square triangle (HST) block similar to what is pictured above. There are infinite ways to arrange and make these fun squares (Like this wall hanging!). So I thought doing this crochet-along series would be the perfect way to showcase that.
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How Does This Crochet Along Work?
The Winter Waves throw is made up of 4 different wide quilt panels. Each panel will be separated by rows of textured stitches. I am keeping the final design a mystery until we are all done. Each week (starting next week) I will release the new square panel layout or row panel stitch pattern depending on where we are at in the CAL.
There is a schedule below but this blanket will take us about 8 weeks to complete.
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.
Materials You Need For the Winter Waves Crochet Along
- #4/worsted weight yarn – Red Heart with Love
- 6mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
I am using Red Heart with Love in the colors: Stone, Peacock, Aubergine, Iced Aqua and Charcoal. These are the approximate amounts of each color
- 840 yds (3 skeins) of Stone (main neutral color)
- 370 yds (1 skein) each of Peacock, Aubergine, Iced Aqua and Charcoal
When you are choosing your colors you need one neutral main color and 4 other coordinating colors. You will use 2 full skeins of your main color plus a small portion of the 3rd skein.
The Story Behind the Pattern
If you don’t already know I live in Michigan I’ve never lived more than 20 miles from one of the Great Lakes for my entire life. My husband does log home repair and he’s been working at a house along the shore of Lake Michigan for the past couple months. Our girls like to see what he’s doing during the day so he usually sends us a video and oh my is it brutal out there this time of year! Big waves, high winds plus all the shoreline erosion happening now because the lake water is high. This blanket is an ode to Lake Michigan and all her beauty and power.
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Crochet Along Schedule
I will update this post with the links to each section as it is released so be sure to bookmark this post! A new section will be posted each Wednesday for the next 8 weeks.
1/9/20: Materials and Info (that’s today!)
1/29/20: HST panel #2
2/5/20: Divider panel #2
2/12/20: HST panel #3
2/19/20: Divider Panel #3
2/26/20: HST panel #4
3/4/20: End panels and border