Over the last couple of weeks I have been planning a CAL (Crochet-Along) course for the Autumn. Looking beyond the simple Granny square, I have been exploring and experimenting with more complicated designs and combining them into a single blanket design
(Blanket size approx 52 cms/ 35 cms, 54 squares in total)
I started with 5 different squares which all work beautifully individually but I felt looked too busy and random when trying to combine them. In the end I whittled it down to my favourite top 3.
The first called Milla Magic Square which I discovered on the wonderful Pigtails blog, the second based on a design by Marie Wallin and the third a beautiful Nordic flower pattern.
I have chosen a restful grey and blue colour pallet using pale grey, charcoal, dusky blue, bright blue and then added a pop of colour with bright Pomegrante pink (you can also choose an alternative pretty Sage green if you want to keep the colours more blended)
The yarn I have chosen is Stylecraft Special Aran, that is amazingly economical with a range of great colours to choose from. The yarn is soft and squishy and is a perfect yarn for making into a cozy blanket to throw over the back of the sofa without costing a fortune.
The CAL will be a 3 session course. In each class we will work on a new square design as well as looking at ways of joining the finished squares and adding a simple border.
With my Sampler Square Blanket pattern I will give you clear instructions on the number and colour way of each square design you will need to make for your blanket. Of course if you wish, you can create your own blanket pattern once you have mastered each square.
With a class each month (October/November/December) there will be time in between to build up your stash of squares to make your blanket.