The Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket Crochet-along is sponsored by Red Heart and hosted by Marly Bird.
This is the very first CAL I’ve hosted that is based on my own pattern and includes a full set of HD videos of me demonstrating how to do each step of the blanket!
As a designer, I make a lot of gauge swatches. One day, I noticed that I had several swatches that were roughly the same size and fiber. I figured that I could seam the swatches together and make a quick baby blanket for my daughter. With this idea, came the pattern for the Crochet Stitch Sampler.
Given all the different stitch pattern books on the market today the sky’s the limit for blanket possibilities. By adjusting hook size and chain amounts to get a certain size it is possible to make any crochet stitch into a block. When you have several blocks that are the same size simply crochet them together and voila you have a blanket.
This crochet-along will show you 9 different stitches used in my. In the videos I demonstrate how to make the ‘in class block’ so you can get used to the pattern and have the ability to make a full size square on your own. Once all the blocks are crocheted you will seam them together and add a border. Then, voila, you too will have a great baby blanket!
The official start date is Sept. 22, 2015 – Oct. 30, 2015. There will be two videos released each week.
There is a dedicated Facebook group for this CAL that is monitored by me and several of the WONDERFUL sampler crocheters who tested this pattern for me. We are all there to help you with this project. Please join us!
You should really go and take a look at all the finished samples made by the testers. There are many different yarns used and color ways. They really are all so beautiful and inspiring. Some of the crocheters followed the pattern exactly and others put on their designer hat and used this pattern as a template to make their blanket their own! It was fun to watch them make their blankets.
During the CAL timeframe each section of the pattern will be released at the same time as the corresponding video release. This will help everybody who wants to participate in the crochet-along (CAL) stay at the same pace and subsequently make it easier for me to help!
Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at MarlyBird.com.
As I mentioned, two videos will be released each week during the CAL timeframe. In these videos I walk you though making this fun blanket and offer tips and tricks and suggestions to help you crochet the perfect project. Here is a link to the introduction video #1.
You will be able to find all the videos at: http://www.YouTube.com/MarlyBird.