Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ugly Christmas Sweater Sampler Pattern

Ugly Christmas Sweater Sampler Blanket

by Elizabeth Mareno

This pattern is available for purchase on ETSY and my website

Welcome to the Not-So "Ugly Christmas Sweater" Sampler Blanket!! This was the 2018 Christmas CAL in the Bizzy Crochet CAL Group on Facebook. And did we have a blast!! We had participants from all over the world and the pattern has amassed over 5,000 individual downloads to this point. 

People are loving how fun and original they can be with all of the different stitches involved in this sampler. This blanket, also, has no open spaces in the stitches until the very outside rows, making it a very warm and snuggly blanket. The pattern also comes with both US and UK instructions, and video instructions throughout. 

This pattern is available for purchase on ETSY and my website

Whether you are a seasoned crocheter, or you are just starting out and want to challenge yourself, this blanket makes space for everyone. Included you will find: Front post double crochet, Popcorns, Cross-stitch on crochet, Tapestry crochet, and all of the usual suspects. You will work in the round and then move on to creating a square. There are extra stitch opportunities included in the pattern that were created during the testing process. Like Christmas trees instead of Christmas packages. 

Plus, people got VERY creative with their individuality and changed up the pattern completely! One of the fanciest and most creative blankets was made by Elizabeth Smith VanHorn. She created a Grinch inspired blanket and cross-stitched "Christmas Day will always be, just as long as we have we" in the cross-stitch section of the blanket. Many other people did appliques and really played with colors and changed up was so much fun! There is nothing better than watching people get creative!

Elizabeth Smith VanHorn's Grinch inspired blanket

Three colorways are included to get you started, plus there is a fourth colorway to inspire you!

Primary colorway

Jewel-toned colorway

Traditional colorway

Retro 50's colorway

If you're looking for something fun to make for Christmas that you can really let your individuality shine through, this is the perfect blanket for you! If you need more ideas, feel free to visit the Bizzy Crochet's CAL Group on Facebook and look through the picture gallery for inspiration!

You can purchase this pattern on ETSY and my website.

© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2018

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