The Harmony Throw Blanket CAL

I am beyond excited to present to you the Harmony Throw Blanket. This lovely textured crochet blanket pattern boasts gorgeous stripes, interesting textures and structures and is a perfect cozy throw blanket to snuggle up in or display.

The best part about this textured crochet blanket pattern is that it is a collaborative crochet-a-long designed by 12 different designers, hosted by myself and the lovely Agat of Made by Gootie. Together we created Harmony and we can’t wait for you to crochet yours.

This image is a graphic for the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL which will follow a textured crochet blanket pattern. On the right side of the image there is a picture of the finished blanket. It is hanging on a blanket ladder in front of an electric fireplace. On the left side of the image, text reads: "Harmony Throw Blanket Crochet-A-Long Hosted by The Loophole Fox and Made by Gootie"

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My absolutely lovely friend Agat of Made by Gootie and I began planning this textured crochet blanket pattern in the early months of 2022. Our ultimate goal for the finished blanket was that it would have loads of texture and be super cozy. I envisioned crocheters wrapping up in their blanket on a cool autumn night and myself cozying up with it and a nice big book.

Of course, we wanted to bring our other crochet designer friends into the fun with us and, I have to tell you, I could not be more impressed and in awe of how wonderfully all of our designs fit together.

What is a Crochet-a-long (CAL)?

Simply stated, a CAL (crochet-a-long) is a crochet pattern that is released in parts over a time period and crocheters make each part as it is released. Typically the parts of the pattern are released once or twice per week.

A CAL is so much more than that, though. Events like these allow crocheters to follow along with a pattern at the same time as others, be a part of a community of people all crocheting the same thing at the same time, ask questions and possibly learn new stitches, skills and techniques with the support of others.

How does the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL Work?

The Harmony Throw Blanket is a 50 inch x 60 inch textured crochet blanket pattern that was designed in 12 parts (or strips).

Each part was designed by a different crochet designer who is as lovely as they are talented. Unlike other collaborative blanket CALs you might have seen or been a part of, each part of this CAL is worked directly on top of the previous part so there is no seaming or fancy work involved in finishing the blanket. So you’ll be able to pick up the next part of the blanket pattern and continue working as if it was one pattern designed by one designer.

On each Monday and Thursday between October 17, 2022 and November 28, 2022, a new part of the textured crochet blanket pattern will be featured.

Each part of this textured crochet throw blanket pattern will be featured at 8 A.M. Pacific Time. On each parts feature day, you will have 24 hours to download the PDF for free from the designers blog or Ravelry shop (with a code). The designers will also have their free (with ads) version on their blogs indefinitely.

Note: Please keep in mind that we switch from PDT to PST on November 6th. Right in the middle of the event!

What if I don’t want to wait for each part to be released?

I wouldn’t be able to wait either! If you’d prefer to get all of the patterns at once and get to work on your Harmony Blanket, you can purchase the Harmony Throw Blanket e-Book! Purchasing the e-Book not only gives you the entire textured crochet blanket pattern all at once but it also helps support the designers who helped to make this lovely blanket CAL possible.

Want to grab your copy of the eBook? I don’t blame you! Click the button below to get yours!

This image is a button you can click to download the eBook for this pattern.

How can I join the Harmony Blanket CAL?

There are several different ways that you can join the Harmony Blanket CAL! Choose any (or all) of the options that apply best to how you’d like to participate:

  • If you’d like to have a space to show off your work, chat with other crocheters, ask questions or get to know the designers behind this project, you can join our Facebook Groups!
  • If you’d prefer to participate on Instagram, you can do so by using the hashtag #HarmonyThrowCAL, tagging myself and Agat (@theloopholefoxcrochet and @madebygootie) and the designer of the featured part so we can all show you some love!
  • If you’d prefer to join the CAL via email, you certainly can! You can sign up to my newsletter to make sure you don’t miss a single part and, if you’d like, you can email me pictures of your work!
This image shows the finished sample of the textured crochet blanket pattern draped on a blanket ladder next to a fireplace.

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Color Planning for this Textured Crochet Blanket Pattern

Would you believe me if I said picking colors for the Harmony Blanket was the hardest part? It was! Agat and I had so many ideas for colors that it was difficult to decide on one. When we came up with the palette we used, though, we both knew it was “the one”.

And, of course, I have to give a big massive love shoutout to Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet who was so lovely to provide yarn support for this project. Did you know she has started her own online yarn shop, Caterpillar Yarns? What a dream!

Yarn and Colors We Used

For this textured crochet blanket pattern, we used 5 colors. 4 of the colors were used for the different parts of the blanket (as you can see in stripes) and each color was used for 3 parts.

The 5th color we used for our transition rows and the border.

Here is the break down of our yarn and color usage (all usage is approximate):

  • Color A – Golden (Golden color; Parts 1, 5, 9):
    • 487 grams / 1,066 yards (974 meters), 5 skeins
  • Color B – Clotted Cream (Cream color, Parts 2, 6, 10):
    • 367 grams / 803 yards (734 meters), 4 skeins
  • Color C – Oyster (Soft pink color, Parts 3, 7, 11):
    • 404 grams / 884 yards (808 meters), 4 skeins
  • Color D – Port (Deep red color, Parts 4, 8, 12):
    • 418 grams / 915 yards (836 meters), 5 skeins
  • Color E – White (Transition rows & border):
    • 200 grams / 438 yards (400 meters), 2 skeins

You can, of course, choose any colors you like. If you’d like your blanket to have 1 color, 2 colors or multiple like ours did, that is completely up to you. Make the Harmony Throw Blanket yours!

This image shows the textured crochet blanket pattern sample spread out on a dark grey couch. A plant is in the forefront of the picture. The blanket is spread on the corner of the couch, so you can see the stripes and beautiful texture.

Harmony Throw Blanket CAL Materials, Notes & Transition Row Instructions

Here’s everything you need to know before you get started on your Harmony Throw Blanket!

SKILL LEVEL

The skill level for this crochet blanket CAL ranges from Confident Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. It is likely that you will learn a new stitch or technique with this CAL and all of us designers will be right here to support you!

MATERIALS (Yarn, Tools & Notions)

YARN

  • You will need Medium (4) Worsted Weight Yarn.
  • We used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted for our sample blanket.
  • Sirdar Country Classic is 50% wool, 50% acrylic.
  • We received yarn support from the absolutely lovely Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet and her new adventure, Caterpillar Yarn. We are honored to have been able to receive yarn support from Helen and we are excited to help support her as she opens her yarn shop!
  • Helen has put together two lovely kits to go with this blanket!
  • The total amount of yarn needed is approximately: 66.5 ounces / 1,876 grams / 4,103 yards / 3,752 meters
    • Please see the breakdown of yarn and colors in the “Color Planning” section below.

If you’d like to substitute yarn, here are some good options:

Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch (100% Acrylic), Re-Spun (100% Recycled Polyester) or Color Theory (100% Acrylic) yarns.

Love Crafts Paintbox Simply Aran (100% Acrylic) or Paintbox Wool Mix Aran (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic).

We Crochet’s Shine Worsted (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber).

TOOLS & NOTIONS

  • 5mm (H-8) crochet hook
  • At least 23 stitch markers (You will want all 23 for Part 6)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

FINISHED SIZE

This textured crochet blanket pattern was designed to be 50 inches wide by 60 inches tall (127 cm x 152 cm).

Each part of the blanket is designed to be 50 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

TERMINOLOGY

All parts use US crochet terms.

OVERALL BLANKET NOTES

  • This blanket has 192 stitches. Always make sure to count your stitches to ensure you have the correct stitch count at the end of each row and part.
    • Part 1 does have an increased stitch count but is written to return back to 192. Make sure to follow the instructions.
  • Each part is separated by 2 Transition Rows. Please review the Transition Row instructions below and make sure to work these rows between each part.
  • Always finish the last stitch of your current Part with your Transition Row color.
  • Always finish the last stitch of the second Transition Row with the color you’ve chosen for the next part.
  • On this blog post, you will find links for relevant stitch tutorials for each featured Part. This should help with some of the more advanced stitches.
This image shows the textured crochet blanket pattern sample draped over a white fabric chair. It is next to an electric fire place and there is a blanket and two pillows in a basket next to it.

Transition Rows Instructions

Abbreviations (US)

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

Instructions

With the color chosen for your transition rows, 

Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. 1 sc in each st across (192 sc).

Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. 1 sc in each sc across (192 sc).

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How to download the PDF pattern for each Part for free

Each part of this textured crochet throw blanket pattern will be released at 8 A.M. Pacific Time on Monday’s and Thursdays between October 17, 2022 and November 28, 2022.

On each parts feature day, you will have 24 hours to download the PDF for free from the designers blog or Ravelry shop (with a code). The designers will also have their free (with ads) version of their pattern on their blogs indefinitely.

Note: Please keep in mind that we switch from PDT to PST on November 6thRight in the middle of the event!

How to download each pattern step-by-step instructions:

  1. Visit the main CAL post each Monday and Thursday between October 17 and November 28, 2022 to review information for the new featured part of the CAL.
    • Parts 1 through 6 are hosted with me, The Loophole Fox, on this blog post. Parts 7 through 12 are hosted with Agat of Made by Gootie.
  2. Review the information for the new featured part of the CAL.
    • All the information you need for this part, including yarn usage, special notes, links to tutorials and the link to the designers blog post will be included.
    • Note whether or not you will need a coupon code for Ravelry. Some patterns will be available to download from the designers blog and some patterns will be hosted on Ravelry.
  3. Click the button that reads “CLICK HERE to head to this pattern’s blog post”.
    • This button will take you to the blog post the designer has written and the free-on-their-blog version of the pattern.
  4. Once on the designers blog post for the pattern, look for the “DOWNLOAD your FREE PDF Pattern” button and click it.
    • If the PDF is available to download from the designers website, they should include some information on how to download it.
    • If the PDF is available to download for free from Ravelry, this button will take you to the Ravelry listing for the pattern. Add the pattern to your cart, use the Coupon Code to bring the price down to $0 and click “buy”.

Below is what the button looks like. When on the designers blog post, look for this button!

Note: This is NOT the actual button to press. This is only an image showing you what the button will look like so you know what to look for. Please scroll down to view the released Parts and follow the instructions.

This image is an example of the button you will look for when on the designers blog post.

Harmony Throw Blanket CAL Patterns

Part 1 – Made by Gootie

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Made by Gootie Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 1 of this textured crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 1 – Golden
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 177 grams / 387 yards / 354 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 5

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Made by Gootie website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Agat has included a helpful video in her pattern for Rows 1 through 7, which will set you up to repeat the rows properly.
  • I worked through Row 19 to reach 5 inches and then worked Rows 22 and 23 as written in the pattern.
  • This is the only part in which the transition rows are worked slightly different. For the first transition row after this part, you will want to make sure to place 1 single crochet in each stitch and 1 single crochet in each chain 1 space across to maintain the 192 stitch count.
    • The second row is simply 1 single crochet in each stitch across, like all other transition rows.

Part 2 – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 2 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 2 – Clotted Cream
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 132 grams / 289 yards / 264 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Sunflower Cottage Crochet website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Make sure to count stitches between your bobbles on the right side rows. The stitch just before a bobble “hides” a little bit and it’s very easy to drop stitches because of this.
  • This part has a tendency to roll at the edges. This is nothing to worry about as the addition of the next section alleviates the roll.
  • Follow the repeats on the wrong side rows EXACTLY as listed in the pattern or you may end up skewing your stitch count.
    • It’s very easy to assume that you know how the row ends and continue crocheting. I admit that I did this when I crocheted this strip and ended up having to frog it. So make sure to follow the repeats exactly as stated.

Part 3 – HanJan Crochet

The free version of this pattern is still available on the HanJan Crochet Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 3 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 3 – Oyster
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 100 grams / 218 yards / 200 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0, though you may want to have some available.

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the HanJan Crochet website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Extended Half Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • HDC in 3rd Loop (Camel Stitch) – Video Tutorial & Photo Tutorial
  • Front Post Stitches (This is a tutorial for the Front Post Double Crochet, see note in post regarding Treble Stitch) – Photo Tutorial
  • Front Post Treble Crochet 2 Rows Below + Skipping Stitches & Working in Skipped Stitches – Photo Tutorial

Special Notes for this Part:

  • This section rolls a bit until the last two rows of the pattern are put on.
  • Tip: It’s easier to count the posts of the stitches 2 rows below between the Front Post Treble Crochets than it is to count the tops of stitches and move downward.
  • DO make sure that it looks like you’re skipping 4 stitches behind the 4 Front Post Treble Crochets of each set.

Part 4 – Clair de Lune Fiber Art

The free version of this pattern is still available on this Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 4 of this textured crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 4 – Port
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 123 grams / 269 yards / 246 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the this website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Front Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • Back Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • Treble Bobble Stitch (This is a tutorial for the Double Crochet Bobble Stitch, see note at bottom of post regarding using Treble Crochet) – Photo Tutorial

Special Notes for this Part:

  • This part is fairly easy and straightforward to work, especially as you should be familiar with post stitches and bobbles after the previous parts.

Part 5 – Fosbas Designs

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Fosbas Designs Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 5 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 1 – Golden
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 152 grams / 332 yards / 304 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Fosbas Designs website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Watch stitch count on the HDC rows after the bean stitches. It’s easy to lose count!

Part 6 – Ned & Mimi

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Ned & Mimi Website. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 6 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 2 – Clotted Cream
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 110 grams / 240 yards / 220 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: At least 23

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Ned & Mimi website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Front Post Double Treble Crochet Photo Tutorial
    1. If you have never worked a US Double Treble Crochet Stitch, please see this Photo Tutorial before following the tutorial for the Front Post Double Treble Crochet. 
  • Front Post Treble Crochet 2 Rows Below + Skipping Stitches – Photo Tutorial

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Follow Sarah’s recommendation of using the stitch markers. It makes Row 3 significantly easier, especially if you aren’t used to working Front Post stitches two rows below.
  • The repeats of Row 3 are much easier as the pattern has already been established.
    • For reference, the first FPdtr (US Front Post Double Treble Crochet) is in the second post of the 4 stitches between the V’s and the second FPdtr is in the 3rd post.

Part 7 – The Loophole Fox

The free version of this pattern is still available on the my blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 7 of this textured crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 3 – Oyster
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 160 grams / 350 yards / 320 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0, though you might find them handy to have

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the main CAL page hosted by Made by Gootie.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on this website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Front Post Treble Crochet (This is a tutorial for the Front Post Double Crochet, see note in post regarding Treble Stitch) – Photo Tutorial
  • Back Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • Puff Stitch – Photo Tutorial

Special Notes for this Part:

  • The PDF of this pattern has a full step by step photo tutorial to help you through. You will receive the full PDF when you download this pattern for free.

Part 8 – Knitting with Chopsticks

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Knitting with Chopsticks blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 8 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 4 – Port
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 160 grams / 350 yards / 320 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the main CAL page hosted by Made by Gootie.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Knitting with Chopsticks website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Make sure to put the single crochet in the top of the puff stitch, not the chain 1. If you accidentally do it in the chain 1, it can skew the diamond.
    • Hortense mentions this in her pattern but I still accidentally put it in the chain 1 for one of the puff stitches in the last couple of rows which skewed the diamond. I had to “frog” and rework the row – I don’t want this to happen to you! 🙂

Part 9 – Raffamusa Designs

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Raffamusa Designs blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 9 of this crochet blanket pattern.
  • Colorway Used: Color 1 – Golden
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 158 grams / 345 yards / 316 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0, though you might find them handy

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the main CAL page hosted by Made by Gootie.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Raffamusa Designs website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • The pattern states to repeat a set of rows to your desired height. I worked a total of 14 rows to reach approximately 5 inches. 
  • Make sure you end on a Wrong Side (WS) row.
  • Raffaella’s photo tutorial for this stitch is very helpful!

Part 10 – Hooks, Books & Wanderlust

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Hooks, Books and Wanderlust blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

This image is a sample of Part 10.
  • Colorway Used: Color 2 – Clotted Cream
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 125 grams / 274 yards / 250 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to head to the main CAL page hosted by Made by Gootie.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Hooks, Books and Wanderlust website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

Special Notes for this Part:

  • I ended up working 1 extra repeat of Rows 2 and 3 to bring the height up as the row needed an extra inch with my tension.

Part 11 – Juniper and Oakes

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Juniper and Oakes blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

  • Colorway Used: Color 3 – Oyster
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 144 grams / 314 yards / 288 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to visit Agat’s Blog which hosts the link for this pattern’s blog post as well as all the details for downloading this pattern.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Juniper and Oakes website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Front Post Stitches (Double Crochet & Treble Crochet) – Photo Tutorial
  • Back Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • Double Crochet Bobble Stitch – Photo Tutorial
  • Erin has included a full video tutorial for her part!

Special Notes for this Part:

  • Despite being probably the most intermediate pattern of this CAL, I found this one to be very easy. Erin has included photo and video tutorials which crocheters should rely on if needed.
  • The hardest part of this section was in Row 5, in which you place 1 BPdc in each of the 6 FPtr which are crossed from the previous row. The difficult part was making sure to place them properly. It helped to push the other FPtr’s out of the way to ensure that they were straight across and not also twisted.

Part 12 – Remington Lane Crochet

The free version of this pattern is still available on the Remington Lane Crochet blog. The PDF is no longer available to download for free.

  • Colorway Used: Color 4 – Port
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 135 grams / 296 yards / 270 meters
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to visit Agat’s Blog which hosts the link for this pattern’s blog post as well as all the details for downloading this pattern.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on the Juniper and Oakes website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.

Tutorial Links for Advanced Stitches in this Part:

  • Placing Front Post Double Crochets on Single Crochets – Photo Tutorial
    1. Row 1 of this Part has Front Post Double Crochets in the instructions. Because this Row is worked on the transition rows of Single Crochets, you will need to place Front Post Double Crochets on Single Crochets which may be unfamiliar.
  • Front Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial
  • Back Post Double Crochet – Photo Tutorial

Special Notes for this Part:

  • The hardest part of this pattern is the first row. We are working FPdc around single crochets, which may be unfamiliar to you. Make sure to check out the photo tutorial for placing Front Post Double Crochets on Single Crochets linked above.
  • Otherwise this pattern is straightforward!

Harmony Throw Blanket Border

The PDF pattern for the border of this blanket is free to download between 8 AM PST November 28, 2022 and 7:59 AM PST November 29, 2022.

  • Colorway Used: Color 5 – White (Same as Transition Rows)
  • Yarn Usage: Approximately 90 grams/ 197 yards (180 meters)
  • Stitch Markers Required: 0

How to get this pattern:

  • Click the button below to visit Agat’s Blog which hosts the link for this pattern’s blog post as well as all the details for downloading this pattern.
  • Then, click the button to head to the blog post for this pattern on this website to view the free version (on the blog with ads) of this pattern.
  • Finally, if you’re within the time frame in which the PDF pattern for the border is available to download, click the “Download your free pattern” button to download the pattern!

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FAQ for the Harmony Throw Blanket CAL

What do I need to know about gauge and tension?

This textured crochet blanket pattern CAL started with a swatch and my tension. I am typically a tight crocheter, so my tension is typically tighter than others. You can find out more about what this means in my gauge master post.

Each designer has listed gauge for their patterns, which is standard for all crochet patterns. However, for full transparency, when I crocheted the sample of the blanket I did not not check gauge between each pattern and the blanket turned out perfectly.

What this means is you will want to match the gauge of the first designer or, if you feel confident in your own gauge, you can follow your own. You shouldn’t have to match gauge with each designer.

Your blanket should turn out to be approximately 50 inches wide by 60 inches tall. If it is slightly too small, you can always add more of a border to increase the size. If it is slightly too large… well, who would ever deny a big ol’ blanket!?

What stitches and/or techniques should I be familiar with to feel confident following this textured crochet blanket pattern?

As stated previously, the range of skill level for this textured crochet blanket pattern is from Confident Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. You very likely will learn new stitches and/or techniques following this CAL.

You should be familiar and confident with all of the basic crochet stitches such as chains, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.

You should also be familiar with or familiarize yourself with the following stitches and techniques:

This list uses US terms and each link will take you to a tutorial to learn these stitches or techniques.

Each part of the textured crochet blanket pattern will reference which techniques you should know with links to tutorials and any other notes that might help.


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8 Comments

  1. A gorgeous blanket from all my favorite designers? I’m in! I’m sure a CAL like this requires a great deal of planning and collaboration, so thank you so much for sharing it with us. Looking forward to 10/17. I hope you all will also share tips and tricks on your blogs for those of us not on Facebook. Thank you!

    1. Oh my gosh, Judy! Thank you for such a kind comment. I’ll be sure to share this with the other designers! 🙂 It has taken months of planning but Agat and I have loved every minute of it!

      We do plan to include the tips and tricks on our blog posts, directly under the information for each part, so that way everyone will have access to all the information. 🙂

  2. This will be my first crochet a long! I’m really excited. So glad I found your group ❣️

    1. Oh my gosh, your first CAL! How exciting and I am absolutely honored that you’ll be choosing ours as your first one. We are so excited to have you with us!

  3. I am unable to find any information for the release of part 1 to obtain the code or even the pattern info on the designers website for the Oct 17 release.

    1. Hi there! Thanks so much for reaching out. Each time a new part releases, it goes live at 8 AM PDT. It has just turned 8 AM PDT now, so you will be able to see all the information for the first part now. 🙂

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