An Unlikely Stash and a Crochet Blanket CAL

My Mum has always been a master crafter, everything from making our dresses and knitting our woolies when we were young to making soft toys and teddy bears of all sizes. The smallest was a  tiny, tiny 1cm bear, the biggest thing I can remember her making was a 6 ft clown!

Blanket CAL Yarn

Any way the point is she has been having a bit of a clear out of yarn and has been knitting and crocheting blankets for charity, I said I would do one too so she kindly passed some yarn my way. It is quite an unlikely mix of colours and textures but mostly DK, there is a bit of mohair in there too. I like a challenge so I went a-searching and found this crochet CAL on  Not Your Average Crochet. Here is the result of week 1.

Crochet CAL week1

It is so nice to feel you are doing a project with fellow crafters, I keep coming across different sites displaying their progress and it is great to see the different colour selections.

Ooooops week 2 image accidentally deleted but here I am almost at the end of week 3.

Blanket CAL week 3

Use the link above and pop along you may find yourself joining in too.

I will keep you posted on my progress but in the meantime check out the sites below and see who else is joining in.

Keep hooking!

19 thoughts on “An Unlikely Stash and a Crochet Blanket CAL

  1. cburkum July 8, 2013 / 11:58

    I love all the different stitches! That might be a blanket I could keep doing (usually I lose interest too quickly on large projects!). The colors are wonderful too!


    • July 8, 2013 / 22:50

      Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments, I would definitely recommend this pattern. It is certainly not boring, good luck.


  2. salpal1 July 4, 2013 / 17:28

    Hey, it looks great! Isn’t it fun?

    Thanks for following me, I am enjoying meeting you!


    • July 8, 2013 / 23:14

      My pleasure, I loved your blanket CAL in blue hues. Look forward to following your progress and seeing all your other lovely projects.


  3. E.C. June 20, 2013 / 12:16

    You’re doing a great job. The colors look lovely together and It’s like a crochet stitch sampler blanket. I look forward to seeing your progress updates. 🙂


  4. lovelucie1 June 19, 2013 / 16:11

    Thank you for the link. Completing my CAL week 3 tonight and then will return the favour.
    I like the use of a right variety of yarns. Will make for a truly up-cycled project.


  5. Clare June 19, 2013 / 08:31

    I’d love to join in but I can’t start another project – I’ve got too many on the go as it is. I need to finish something! Cx


  6. craftyminx1980 June 19, 2013 / 01:59

    It is looking really good, and I think the colours are working nicely together. Can’t wait to see more


  7. adaisygarden June 18, 2013 / 15:59

    Very nice! Looks great! Thanks for sharing the link 🙂


  8. Hannah Ackroyd June 18, 2013 / 09:02

    Oh wow, what a lovely aim for the CAL and your bundle of colours looks lovely together! Thanks for the pingback 🙂


    • June 25, 2013 / 20:32

      Thank you, having lots of fun with the CAL learning new stitches. Its always a pleasure visiting your blog so it was good to share.


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