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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Wade's Blanket CAL: Introduction

Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design. I am delighted to present my third blanket CAL (crochet-a-long)to you. The multi-talented Andrea of Kokopelli Design will be hosting this CAL with me!!

Here are some details to get you started:

Why are we calling it "Wade's Blanket CAL"?

Wade is a very brave little boy who is undergoing chemo at the moment.   While we were planning the CAL I told Andrea that I want to make Wade a blanket for comfort.   So we decided to name this blanket "Wade's Blanket".

The CAL will be over 16 weeks and we will post a pattern and a photo tutorial on both blogs every two weeks on Friday, starting March 20th.

There will be four square patterns, three stripe patterns, and a border. By the end of the CAL you will have a beautiful blanket in the size you want (depending on how many squares you make and how wide you make the stripes).

I made this one a while back using oddments of colour left over from other projects:

crochet blanket

The patterns are written for DK (8ply / light worsted) weight yarns and a 5.00mm hook.  You can make the blanket from an assortment of different colours, or you can choose a specific colour palette - whatever you like!!

I will be using Elle Pullskein DK (100% Acrylic yarn) from our South African Mill, Saprotex and have chosen colours which are available in most acrylic yarns - Denim Blue, Blue, Turquoise, Lime, Bright Green, Lemon and White.

colour inspiration

Andrea has chosen Stylecraft Special DK in a "Peacock" palette:

If you need a few ideas to help you choose your palette BE INSPIRED BY COLOUR!
Andrea and I look forward to having very many of you join us for this CAL on 20 March 2015

15 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the CAL! Now to pick out yarn and colors!

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  2. I want to CAL with you. How do I make sure I don't miss a post/blog?

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    1. You can join my blog at the top of the page where it says "followers"; or follow me on Google Plus: "Like" my Zooty Owl Facebook Page - I post all the links there too! I am looking into an e-mail notification system - hope to make progress there soon!

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  3. So looking forward! Hope we get lots of participants. :)

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  4. Great! I have a 5-year old grandson in need of a blanket too! This looks like a good one! Thanks!

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  5. How many yarn is needed?

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  6. I want to participate with you, but I don't know what is necessary to do.
    Can you help me, please?
    Kisses

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    1. You can join my blog at the top of the page where it says "followers"; or follow me on Google Plus: "Like" my Zooty Owl Facebook Page - I post all the links there too! I am looking into an e-mail notification system - hope to make progress there soon!

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  7. How much yarn will we need?

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    1. This depends on the size of the blanket you would like to make. The one pictured in the photo is 110cm x 110cm - I used just over 600g (1800m) of yarn. A 150cm x 150cm would probably take 800g - 900g. What size are you thinking of making?

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    2. Thinking of a bigger one, thanks Sandra

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  8. Oh how exciting! Wouldn't miss this for anything!

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  9. Lovely CAL! I will be using pastel colours!

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  10. Hello. Its over a year later! Was wondering where I could get the pattern from?

    Thankyou

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    1. The CAL finished last year but the patterns are still on my blog. Here is the link to the first one http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.co.za/2015/03/circle-in-square-granny-wades-blanket.html

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