Hello, It’s time for a new CAL – and this one is nice and simple – a no brainer in fact!
I started this one over Christmas, and I’ve just finished it today – so I know how much yarn you will need!
The inspiration for this blanket was “lets make something easy”.
Lets make something that:
- uses up a some of my every growing yarn stash
- keeps my hands busy, but I don’t need to think too much about it.
Well the not so humble Granny square of course.
I love a granny square – I teach them as a great starting point to crochet as you working your stitches in the gaps, you learn all about the US double / UK treble crochet, and chains and slip stitches.
This was the granny square that started the whole blanket (and was then replaced at the last minute, as one colour just wasn’t sitting nicely with me).
Colours were a huge part of this project.
Rule number one (for me) no white in this blanket.
So what did I go for?
My stash is mainly made up with Stylecraft Special DK, so as I dived into it, who knew what was going to come out.
It turned out to be:
Almost full balls (a little bit less is fine) of:
1019 – Cloud Blue
1068 – Turquiose
1130 – Candyfloss
1241 – Fondant
1277 – Violet
1302 – Denim
then 1 and bit balls of the colour for joining – 1117 – Royal
If you need yarn…….. Deramores
So after a bit of a wobble with the top square (Can you see what colour I’ve changed?)
It was go go go……..
If you want to raid your own stashes – 9 colours then 1 colour saved for joining – do not use this in the squares (Just keep it for later).
What else do you need to know?
The #NobrainerCAL runs for 13 weeks – 12 weeks of squares (2 per week if you want to follow me), one for the joining of the squares together.
The blanket measures 155 by 95cm (without a border – I can’t decide what to do yet)
It’s pretty colourful so should be good fun making it!
If you make it, I would love to see it and share it with everyone – so please tag me @offthehookforyou and use the #
Please Pin this for later too:
See you next week for the pattern, and the first 2 squares.