Are you ready to embark on a heartwarming journey that combines the joy of crochet with the nostalgia of cherished memories? Well, get those hooks ready because I'm thrilled to introduce you to the Memories Blanket Crochet Along (CAL)!
The Memories CAL was dreamt up by myself and my good friend Debbie of Madamestitch. We were trying to think of ways that we could combine our two very different personal styles into one pattern, and I think we did a pretty bang-up job!
Debbie has a very smooth, calm design style and mine is more textured and a little bit crazy. Haha! But, that's what makes this pattern so much fun. It's both calming and challenging.
Here's the theme! Why is it called Memories?
Picture this: cozying up on the couch, surrounded by an array of colorful yarn scraps, each one holding a story of its own. Whether it's the remnants of that adorable baby blanket you made for your niece or the leftover yarn from your best friend's cozy winter scarf, these bits and pieces carry a piece of your crafting history.
But here's the twist – this time, it's all about you. Yes, you heard that right! With the Memories Blanket CAL, we are inviting you to dive into your stash yarn or unearth those forgotten scraps from past projects and transform them into a beautiful blanket just for yourself.
As you crochet each stitch, hopefully, you'll be reminiscing about the times you spent creating gifts for loved ones. Each square will be a reflection of the love, care, and creativity you've poured into your previous projects. And as you weave in those memories, you'll be crafting a new one – a memory of self-love and self-care.
The concept is simple yet profound: as you wrap yourself in the blanket you've created, you'll be wrapping yourself in the love you've shared with others. It's a reminder that you deserve to be cherished just as much as those you've crafted for in the past.
How is it constructed?
The blanket construction will include strips of granny squares (Deb's influence) using four different square patterns and 5 highly textured sections in between the strips (Biz's influence). We rounded the pattern off with a simple Linen/Moss Stitch for the border so that your eyes can concentrate on all the beauty in the middle.
The only caution I'm going to throw out there is that this is definitely an Intermediate level blanket. There will be a few video tutorials available in strategic spots, but I won't have a full video tutorial for the whole blanket like I normally do. You will need to make sure that you are already familiar with crochet before making this one. BUT!!! Don't let this hold you back if you aren't at an Intermediate crochet level...because you know I'll never leave you hanging! Make sure you're in the Bizzy Crochet's CAL Group on Facebook so you can post questions and get lots of help- and you know I'm always available.
Here's how the CAL will run:
But wait, there's more! For those who prefer to have everything in one place, we're offering a premium PDF upgrade for $11.99 in either US or UK terminology. Starting NOW- you can snag this upgrade and have all the resources at your fingertips, PLUS the PDF includes charts and lots of extras.
*Due to the nature of the digital product, there will be no refunds or exchanges available. PLEASE be extra sure which version you are choosing.
So whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, join us as we embark on this heartwarming adventure together. Let's turn our stash yarn into a cozy keepsake and our memories into a tangible symbol of self-love.
Get ready to crochet, reminisce, and wrap yourself in love with the Memories Blanket CAL. I can't wait to see the beautiful blankets we'll create and the memories we'll share along the way!
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Materials List for the CAL- IF you want to make exact copies of my or Deb's blanket.
Worsted Weight Yarn
Estimated yardage for the entire
blanket: 3276 yards
Brand used in Biz’s
Sample: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, 100% Acrylic, (7oz/199 gm, 355yds/325m)
Ivory – 2 skeins
skein each of the following colors:
#50 Cranberry, #110 Turquoise, #130 Dark Olive, #150
Toasted Almond, #156 Sungold, #160 Brown, #200 Gray Mist, #260 Light Sage, #356
Brand used in
Paintbox “Wool Mix Aran”, 50% wool/50% acrylic,
Champagne White (802)
- 3 skeins
Stormy Grey (804) - 1
skein + 1.5oz of the 2nd
Spearmint green (825)
- 1 skein + 0.5oz of the 2nd
Daffodil yellow (821)
- 1 skein
Peach orange (854) - 2
(832) - 2 skeins
Seafoam blue (831) - 1
skein + 2oz of the 2nd
Dusty rose (841) - 1
skein + 2oz of the 2nd
Light caramel (808) -
Banana cream (820) - 1
Hook used for both samples: US
size H-8 (5mm)
Large Eye Needle/Scissors/2-3 Stitch Markers