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UPDATE 11/2022: This crochet along is now over but all the patterns will stay here on the blog for you to use at any time.

I wasn’t going to do this again this year, but I just can’t help it! Someone made a suggestion about doing a sampler afghan in rows rather than blocks on one of my posts in the Facebook group and I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head.

So, here we are. Ready to start a new crochet-along in the new year!

What are we making?

We are making a sampler throw that will be about 48 x 60. Instead of blocks, we are doing rows of different stitches. I’ll have it split up into 10 different sections of about 3 stitches each. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

I’ll release a new section at the beginning of each month and then in the weeks following I’ll release video tutorials to go with each stitch. This will give you the opportunity to work the entire section at one time or wait for a tutorial.

Each section will be about 6 inches tall.

I love learning (and teaching you) new crochet stitches! That is exactly why I couldn’t resist planning this crochet along. By the time we are finished with this blanket, you’ll have mastered a whole bunch of new stitches to use on your future projects.

What is a Crochet Along?

A crochet along is pretty much just how it sounds. A group of us work together on the same crochet pattern. You can just follow along by email or you can join our crochet group on Facebook for even more fun!

>> Join the Facebook Group here <<


I had a specific color look in mind that I wanted for this blanket but out of the yarns I typically use I couldn’t get it to look just right. So I stepped out and tried a new to me yarn!

I settled on Loops and Threads Impeccable from Michaels. I really took a leap of faith with this yarn because I ordered it online to pick up in-store! The nearest Michaels to me is a good 45 minutes+ away and I didn’t want to take a chance of them not having the colors I wanted when I got there.  You can only order shipped to you yarn from them in groups of 3 and since I only needed 1 ball of each color I had to do pick up.

I am so thrilled with this yarn. Not only are the colors beautiful but it’s soft too. This is a standard worsted acrylic yarn similar to Red Heart Super Saver or Paintbox Simply Aran. I ordered 10 balls in 10 different colors.

This is a great stash-busting crochet pattern! You can use colors from your stash or buy new ones if you are wanting a specific color look.

If you don’t have Michael’s store near you here are a few other yarns I recommend:

Materials List

  • 2850 yds Loops and Threads Impeccable or similar #4 worsted weight yarn.  * Please note this is approximate, more or less may be needed.
  • I chose to use 10 colors (listed below)
  • Misty Blue
  • Pale Gray
  • Smoke
  • Putty
  • Plum
  • Barley
  • Classic Gray
  • Golden Beige
  • Green Lagoon
  • True Gray

Please choose as many or as few colors as you want. I would say to at least pick 3 though. This could also be a great scrap buster project!

  • Hook: 5.5mm
  • Other supplies: scissors, yarn needle, stitch markers


A new part will be released on the 1st Tuesday of every month, with the exception of February.  Video tutorials for stitches will be released at the rate of 1 per week on the Tuesdays following.

This schedule is tentative and could possibly change as we get further into the project. I’ll keep you updated here and through email as we progress.

If you are interested in a printable version of this CAL pattern, you can pre-order it on Ravelry. I’ll update it with the new PDF each time a new part is released.


Click the links below to be taken to the instructions for each part.

Part 1: Floret Stitch, Sedge Stitch, Bobbles

Part 2: Arcade Stitch, Extended Stitches, Wattle Stitch

Part 3: Wave and Chevron, Trinity Stitch, Iris Stitch

Part 4: Happy Heart Stitch, Zig Zag Lozenge, Crossed Double Crochet

Part 5: Nubby Stitch, Raised Herringbone Pattern, Slanted Spike Stitch

Part 6: Forked Cluster Stitch, Thistle Stitch, Modified Silt Stitch

Part 7: Spike stitch, Braided Stitch, Pike Stitch

Part 8: Boxed Bead Stitch, Lazy Wave Stitch, Alpine Stitch

Part 9: Cluster V-Stitch, Popcorn Stitch, Mini Butterfly Stitch

Part 10: Grit Stitch, Crossed Cable Stitch, Offset V-Stitch

Border: Camel Stitch

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  1. Absolutely beautiful afghan!!

  2. Love doing this CAL! Thank you.

    Has part 9 been released? The date says Oct 4th, but I am not able to find the link.

  3. est-ce que la partie 7 est disponible, nous sommes le 22 août 2022

  4. When will part 7 be released?

  5. When will we see part 7?

  6. Thanks for doing this CAL!

  7. linda parkinson says:

    You didn’t list the color names on part 6 of the stash buster!!

  8. Hi Heather. I bought your Diagonal baby blanket pattern and I need help with the decreasing row. Can you help?

  9. Hi,
    Could you please let us know when Part 5 will be available? Hope all is well.
    Thank you

  10. Shelia Poisson says:

    How do I get to the instructions?

    1. Each part will be linked under the heading that says schedule

  11. Brenda "Sue" says:

    This will be neat! I am already a couple of weeks behind but will try to catch up. Do you have a base chain length? Or shall I get outmy handy tape measure?

  12. BECCA LEON says:

    the hardest part will be waiting for the next part….

    1. I’m making multiple blankets of the design because the part size is so manageable. And they’ll all be ready for holiday giving. Plus, it keeps me busy longer as I wait for the next part. 😁

  13. I love the stitches in this CAL. Your instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Also, I am using yarns from my stash, which gives me the opportunity to use up yarns that are colors I really like. I have completed Part 1 and am anxious to be able to start Part 2. Thanks so much!

  14. BECCA LEON says:

    well this should be fun! not sure which yarn from my stash… am sure I have enough of something or other. you purchased 10 skeins (1 each color)… does that mean that 1 skein of that yardage should suffice for the specific sections or rows of the pattern? so glad you’re starting this in February… for January am working on finishing WIPs… 🙂

    thank you!

  15. Patty Page says:

    Thank you for doing this! I have a large stash and look forward to working through this project with you and all the others. Yarn ready and hook at the ready.

  16. WOOT! PSYCHED for this! Have lots of yarn in my stash to use up! Thank you Heather! Looking forward to this!

  17. Discovered that yarn this past summer. Made many projects with it. Love your color choices. On a good day my Michaels is about 45 min drive but i always find what I like there.

  18. I’ve never been part of a CAL before so looking forward to getting started x

  19. Haven’t followed a CAL before so looking forward to this one

  20. Cheryl Sisson says:

    I’ve been crocheting for at least 18 years. I have MDD, Major Depressive Disorder as well as Major Anxiety Disorder. I have big problems with being able to start and finish a project but I’ve decided I’m going to do this project. I can’t concentrate, focus and complete any project I take on but I’m hoping to achieve all of these challenges with this project.. I have never done anything like this but I really want to prove to myself that I CAN do it. So I’m ready to try. I’m going to try and use all my yarn I have due to financial issues. Good luck to everyone!!

    1. One day at a time Cheryl x

    2. I can relate to many of these issues, Cheryl, and as AlyDee wisely said, “One day at a time.” And for this blanket, one row at a time. We can cheer each other on. If you run out of yarn or you need different colors, post here, and I’ll mail you some. I am a yarn addict and have way more than I can ever use.

  21. Thank you for this special treat, looking forward to starting.

  22. Debra Clifford says:

    Hi Looking forward to this crochet along, something different.



  23. Nancy Koty says:

    Your CALs are a great favorite. I finished the last one a few weeks ago. Late but I did it! Excited for a row by row. Thank you!

  24. Nancy Koty says:

    Your CALs are a great favorite. I finished the last one a few weeks ago. Late but I did it! Excited for a row by row. Thank you!

  25. I love a good Cal. I have participated in 2 others before. I love your patterns and your videos. Thanks for all you do.

  26. I can’t wait. No sure if I’m going to use what I have or order the colors you’ve suggested. Thank you for all you do for us.

  27. Candice Canton says:

    Excited to see this CAL happening! After having to drop out of last year’s due to moving, and now having a blanket request this is happy timing!! I missed you, Heather, and this group too!

  28. Margaret Bruce says:

    I am ready to go. I hate sewing squares together, as well. Loving this. I am working on one other CAL. Love IT!

  29. I love this idea! Mostly because I hate sewing squares together. Looking forward to this one.

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