Scheepieswol CAL Completed

I have kept the words to a minimum as this is such a long post with all the images of each week. I did enjoy making this blanket even though the yarn and hook size were finer and smaller than I usually like to work with.  I find that smaller hooks are more stressfull on my wrist.

Crochet Scheepieswol Blanket Joining Edges

I made this for a very close friend and I am pleased to report that she was very happy with the finished blanket. There is something special for me in gifting a blanket, I think it’s because it’s a timeless item and is a reflection of our friendship.

Crochet Scheepieswol Blanket Complete

So here are the week by week images.

Week 1

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 1

Week 2

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 2

Week 3

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 3 Week 4

I did start with the intention of doing all the squares in single colours but just could not continue when I got to week 4, I thought the flowers were just crying out to be shown off.

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 4Week 5

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 5Week 6

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 6 Week 7

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 7 Week 8

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 8 Week 9

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 9 Week 10

Scheepieswol CAL Pattern Week 10All squares joined and finished with a simple edging.

Crochet Scheepieswol Blanket BorderMy grateful thanks to A Creative Being for running this CAL, I commend you for the way you delivered the patterns, so easy to follow and keeping the printing to a minimum.

55 thoughts on “Scheepieswol CAL Completed

  1. siberianstarbeads March 18, 2015 / 21:38

    Beautiful blanket! There’s something about blankets, I don’t know what it is… my kids love getting them, and my youngest drags hers around like Linus from Peanuts – all three of them! I guess they’re tangible evidence of our cuddling sessions. The three of us love nothing more than curling up on the sofa in the living room together, whether the tv is on or not, and burying ourselves under a blanket. Especially my youngest and I!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 18, 2015 / 22:57

      I know what you mean, I think we put so much of ourselves into the making process with a blanket that the new owner can feel it when they take ownership. I made blankets for our 4 a couple of years ago (it actually took me nearly 2 years to make them) and I know that they really appreciate them. For me I feel have have given them something that will always be a part of me, even long after I am gone.

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  2. Karen February 27, 2015 / 14:44

    What a special gift for your friend, I know she will appreciate every stitch that went into it…it is lovely.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 28, 2015 / 06:58

      Thank you, I was so happy to see her face when she saw it for the first time, it really did make every stitch worthwhile.

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  3. elisabeth andrée February 25, 2015 / 11:55

    Your blanket looks wonderful, congratulations with the result! I love the overview, your photos are nice to look at!
    Have a lovely day!!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 25, 2015 / 20:47

      Thank you so much, I did wonder if there were too many photos but I limited myself to one for each week. Just got home after a 10 hour day so it was nice to open up the computer to read your lovely comment.

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  4. arlingwoman February 24, 2015 / 00:52

    This is beautiful. I’m so glad you added flowers and designs. It’s lovely.

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  5. Claudia McGill February 23, 2015 / 21:40

    Just beautiful and I liked being able to see it in progress.

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  6. magickmogwai February 23, 2015 / 16:43

    It looks amazing! What patterns do you use? I started making squares for a blanket but I think I made them too small, I worked out I would need about a hundred.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:51

      This one was done following a CAL, you will find the link at the bottom of the post. I guess the number of squares depends on how big you want the blanket to be and how big the squares are. There are 60 squares in this blanket and it sits really nicely over the bottom of a double bed or would be full size on a single.

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  7. Karin February 23, 2015 / 13:31

    This is absolutely beautiful! I wish I had the patience for larger crochet projects, though this inspires me that way 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:48

      So happy to provide you with inspiration, I am encouraged by our fellow bloggers so often myself it’s nice to think I can do it too. Thank you.

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  8. sewchet February 23, 2015 / 09:38

    Wow, this is stunning – a real work of art. What a generous gift for your friend; no wonder she was delighted:)

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  9. taswmom February 23, 2015 / 09:05

    The final product is beautiful, and I love the polished look of your joinings.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:46

      Thank you, it’s funny as I really wasn’t sure about the ridging effect of the joining at first but was glad I persevered in the end. It grew on me and I love it now.

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  10. nanacathy2 February 23, 2015 / 08:50

    Beautiful blanket and such as lovely gift.

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  11. lovelucie1 February 23, 2015 / 08:00

    Wow! You finished it! Just lovely to see it in all its colours. A blanket too far, for me, this one. A case of taking too much on at once! I imagine gifting a blanket is quite emotional, but what a gift.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:44

      I think it’s emotional because you put so much of yourself into a blanket, I loved the way you didn’t know how it would turn out in the end. We are so used to picking out a project from a finished image. Will you get round to finishing yours do you think?

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  12. lucyannluna February 23, 2015 / 07:35

    Well done I’ve nearly finished mine I’m on the border now. It will probably take at least another couple of weeks.

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  13. Tajana February 23, 2015 / 06:34

    Sorry, I Always male mistakes when I use My phone. What a beauty you made, the blanket is Amazing!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:41

      I can never get it right using my phone although predictive text does help most of the time you cannot rely on it totaly. Thank you for your kind comments as usual you are very encouraging.

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      • Tajana February 24, 2015 / 06:11

        Again, your blanket is amazing! And you were super quick in crocheting it! What a nice gift you are making, I bet your friend will be moved to tears 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:39

      Thank you, I am pleased with how it turned out, the CAL was done blind with each square pattern being released over 10 weeks so you had no idea what was coming next. It made it quite exciting.

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  14. grammiepammie February 23, 2015 / 00:16

    You are one VERY talented crocheter! Hats off to you! Love the variety of stitches in your squares – I’m sure your friend is blessed by this gift.

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  15. Laura February 22, 2015 / 23:44

    Lovely work! So far I’ve never had the patience to finish a big project like that.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:36

      I am sure you will get around to it when you are ready. I made blankets for each of my 4 children a couple of years ago, it took nearly 2 years to do them all but I am so glad that I did it and they all love them so it was worth it.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:33

      Thank you, have you got round to finishing yours yet or have I missed the post. I have to admit it did take some dedication to complete.

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      • mollieandclaire February 24, 2015 / 07:33

        I did half the squares and realised I didn’t want to do anymore, so intend to turn it into a blanket for D’s granddaughter 🙂

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 24, 2015 / 21:19

        That sounds like a good idea and I am sure you can find things to make with the spare yarn. I loved the patterns and would certainly make it again but have to admit I wouldn’t want to use the fine cotton again as it hurt my wrist having to grip the hook.

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      • mollieandclaire February 24, 2015 / 21:21

        Yes I completely agree It was not a comfortable size hook at all.

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  16. KerryCan February 22, 2015 / 23:13

    It’s spectacular! And I think you were absolutely right to use more than one color in some of the blocks–it adds interest and sets off the centers so well. Your friend is a very lucky person, to have you!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 23, 2015 / 22:33

      Thank you for your kind words, my trouble is I get bored using single colours but I agree with you the centres and patterns stand out more with the additional colours.

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