A word from Janie
I love designing crochet along projects and enjoy turning my inspiration source into crochet motifs for you all to work through. I tend to design my CALs in the same way, intending them to be used as a learning tool to guide you through lots of techniques, so that they start relatively easy and get progressively harder.
This project differs to my past CAL projects in that I want to encourage you to release a little of your own design potential to create a unique and personal project.
I have designed 12 patterned square blocks along with one plain one, all of which will be shown in alternative colour orders using a palette of 13 yarn shades. You can seek out the shades I have used from your local Stylecraft yarn stockist or purchase a starter pack. Alternatively, you could choose to stash dive and use up some of the yarns you have hidden away in your special place at home! Either way, the emphasis will be on creating a project that suits your style and purpose. You could choose to make a large blanket using 48 crochet squares or you might want to make a smaller one using fewer motifs or fewer repeated blocks. You might want to make a bag, a cushion or a shawl for example. There are endless possibilities and I really hope you will feel inspired to join me on this exciting block a month journey.Yarn
"Starter Packs" have 13 balls of yarn and include one ball of each colour to get you started. You can then purchase more, use your stash, add and remove colours depending on your preference.
These are packed using Superb 8 Premium Acrylic. If you would like a natural fibres pack, we can make that up for you - just ask!
This is a CAL run through Crochet Now Magazine. You have to take out your own subscription - please note that you HAVE TO HAVE your own subscription - digital or physical - to take part in our meetups. The digital subscription is great value for money. If you need help with organising yourself with the digital side of things, we are happy to help! Don't let that keep you from taking part. Also do join the Facebook group!
You can find a great deal for digital download copies here and paper copies of the magazine here.
Read more about this design and how to get ready, test your tension (we will help with that in the first meetup) and Janie's inspiration here