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The No Brainer CAL

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:

  1. uses up a some of my every growing yarn stash
  2. keeps my hands busy, but I don’t need to think too much about it.

The answer?

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.

granny square CAL

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:

1011- Midnight

1019 – Cloud Blue

1068 – Turquiose

1130 – Candyfloss

1241 – Fondant

1246- Lipstick

1277 – Violet

1302 – Denim

1822- Pistachio

then 1 and bit balls of the colour for joining – 1117 – Royal

If you need yarn…….. Deramores

No brainer CAL granny square blanket

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).

granny square - how to - CAL, crochet blanket

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:

Granny square CAL, NobrainerCAL, granny square blanket, Bright bold crochet blanket free pattern

See you next week for the pattern, and the first 2 squares.

(If you are coming to this page after the CAL has finished – head to this link that will take you to the page for all the patterns and the order of joining that was released.)

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