Not your average crochet CAL

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I came across a post on fellow blogger Hannah Ackroyd today on my reader. She is taking part in ‘not your average crochet’s’ CAL (Crochet Along – I had to look it up – duh!).

Basically, inspired by this beautiful blanket,

Beautiful stripy blanket by littlewooliie
Beautiful stripy blanket by littlewoollie

Hannah (another Hannah – I know it’s confusing), of ‘not your average crochet’ will post the instructions for the next 4 to 6 rows each week to grow the blanket between now and Christmas!

I like the idea of having another project on the go, and one which you are able spend a couple of hours an evening a week without the guilt of not working on it all the time, (does that sound a bit odd?). The other thing I like is that the stitches and colours change all the time so repetitive boredom doesn’t set in on something quite so large.

I’m a couple of weeks behind.

So far Hannah has posted this for week 1

Week 1
Week 1

And this for week 2

Week 2
Week 2

I ordered my yarn today which should arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to get started!


  1. First, thank you for the ping-back. It lead me to your blog and I really am happy to say I am now a follower of yours. Your blog is really nice. I look forward to reading more of your posts. If you haven’t visited my blog, please do. All follows, likes and comments are always appreciated!!
    I just started the CAL and have only finished the first four rows. I like the blanket. Hannah is doing a great job with her tutorial.
    Hope to be seeing yours soon. My update will be posted in a couple of days.
    Keep a lookout for the announcement of my new giveaway later this month/beginning of July!
    Cathy the Bagg Lady


  2. I just started this CAL this week too, looking good so far. I am doing it for my Mum to give to a charity, she gave me the yarn as she was having a sort out in her craft room so I figured it would be good to turn these oddments into something useful for someone. looking forward to seeing your blanket when your yarn comes.


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