Friday, September 21, 2012

Crochet Along - Let's Begin!



Welcome to my very first crochet along! I am very excited as this is my very first CAL ever, that is hosting or participating. Are you nervous yet? Maybe after you hear what the project is...

I originally was thinking something small, something very small. A dishcloth to be more exact. Something I watched someone whip up in 30 minutes. {Which I decided to start a mini-crochet-along as well} Then, as I started searching around on pinterest, oh yes pinterest, I found a beautiful throw! Throw measures approximately 38" wide x 50" long and will use approx. 2004 yards of yarn. I know, this is not small at all! What am I thinking? To be honest, i'm thinking I needed an extra throw for a Christmas gift for my niece.

So what do you think? Are you up for the task? Well, maybe after you see what the throw looks like you might change your mind. For good, or worse.



It is called Earthbound Throw and it is by Bernat.

The pattern can be found through either link. However, I also made a printable version of the pattern that is 4 pages long. You can grab that PDF here.


A hefty CAL isn't it? I just think it's absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to see all of the different color combinations for this!

There are 5 sections of this blanket, let's make a time frame of 2 weeks per section, plus one week to gather supplies. So let's say November 30th (for now) is the current deadline to finish the throw! That's perfect timing for Christmas! Of course, the time frame is not set in stone, so don't freak out on me!


Please leave any questions or feedback in the comments here and I'll get back with you! For all of you on Ravelry, I have also started a group there for easier communication!

Let's get going!!

If you instagram, use the hashtag #simplycrochetcrochetalong if you take any photos of your progress!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Stephanie. I'm sorry, but I can't do an afghan right now - too many other things that I have to do. I had thought that you were going to do a small project - if you have a CAL for that, I will join in. Sorry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought I was going to do a small one as well, but fell in love with this. I hope others will be able to do it!

      I will be doing a small dishcloth CAL, what I was originally thinking. I just have to write out the pattern. It's a modified pattern, and i'm in the middle of working it up! I can hope to have it finished by tonight, if not, tomorrow.

      Delete
  2. Stephanie, I would have loved to have joined in I love the afghan but I am having problems with my hands now and have to rest them (not happy ) however I will bookmark this and will hopefully make it in the future :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope things get better soon! Rest up!

      Delete
  3. Thanks for the PDF link. I think I've got the perfect yarns for this CAL.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're very welcome! I hate it when patterns are not easily printable.

      Delete
  4. Hi, I just discover your CAL and I'm very interested!
    I am a french crocheter but I learn english tutorials so count me in!
    I understand that the afghan must be finished in November, the 30th. Am I right?

    Katia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As of right now, yes, the date that I want to showcase all of the CAL afghans will be on November 30th.

      Delete
    2. Hi Stephanie, as I said, I'm french, so I am translating the tutorial to hook it easily. Am I allowed to share my translation with other french crocheters? Thanks in advance for your answer.

      Delete
    3. This is not my pattern. It is a free one from bernat, I would assume a translation would be okay.

      Delete
    4. Thank you very much, I'll try to contact bernat but thank you, and for this CAL too!

      Delete
  5. BlueHost is ultimately one of the best hosting provider with plans for any hosting requirements.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...