Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer CAL Color Inspiration! 25+ Color Palette Ideas for Your Blanket


Good morning crocheters!  As we are gearing up for the Summer CAL (in case you missed yesterday's post, here's week 1, intro and supplies), I made this fun post to give you some crochet along inspiration...so much fun!

So many of you have been sharing your color choices and others have been asking about additional colors to be used...I though it would be lots of fun to put some additional palettes together.  Each one is 4 colors, the same number I'm using in the tutorials, the make nice and easy to follow along.  Pick and choose what you like, or use them as a springboard for your own inspirations!  Which one is your favorite?

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All of the yarn shown below is Red Heart Super Saver, for those of you who can't get this yarn in your country, Red Heart Super Saver is an Aran weight yarn that recommends a 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook.  Stick with those guidelines and you'll be fine!  Please be aware not all colors are available everywhere:

Although I'm using the "no dye lot solids" for my blanket, I've included some of the multis, prints, etc for more ideas...please note that their yardage is slightly different:

  • No Dye Lot Solids: 364 yards
  • Prints & Multis: 236 yards
  • Flecks: 260 yards
  • Stripes: 236 yards
  • Accent: 202 yards
  • Ombre: 482 yards
  • Plus, Red Heart makes jumbo versions of the Super Saver too--solids are 744 yards and multis are 482 yards.

Check out my color ideas below!  Which is your favorite?


"Turquoise Ring"
antique, mushroom, jade, soft white

"Alpine Tweeds"
hunter green, buff fleck, claret, coffee fleck

"Beach Ball"
glowworm, shocking pink, lemon, turqua

"Lakeside"
minty, royal, banana berry print, bright yellow

"Berries"
almandine, lavender, orchid, shocking pink

"Classic Holiday"
mistletoe, white, paddy green, hot red

"Cotton Candy"
shocking pink, perfect pink, turqua, bonbon print

"Country Kitchen"
turqua, white, french country, cornmeal

"Deep Brights"
shocking pink, amethyst, grape fizz, royal

"Desert Flower"
medium purple, pumpkin, tea leaf, bikini

"Early Harvest"
royal, sunrise, rouge, coral

"Earth & Sky"
carrot, reef, redwood, denim

"Soft Blossoms"
perfect pink, cornmeal, melonberry, orchid

"Forest Flowers"
paddy green, butterfly, amethyst, flamingo

"Fruity Punch"
grenadine, flame, bright yellow, spring green

"Garden Bouquet"
spring green, pretty 'n pink, shocking pink, lavender

"Sparkling Gems"
lavender, wildflower, blue suede, minty

"Land & Sea"
peruvian print, redwood, carrot, turqua

"Muted Autumn"
carrot, cafe latte, burgundy, fall

"Muted Multi"
carrot, primary, royal, lavender

"Pool Party"
shocking pink, minty, cornmeal, day glow

"Soft Light"
country blue, melonberry, orchid, perfect pink

"Softest Pastels"
mulberry mix, orchid, country blue, petal pink

"Tones of Blues"
royal, blue suede, minty, macaw

"Ultra Neutral"
shaded brown, mushroom, warm brown, buff

"Vivid"
amethyst, flame, minty, heartfelt



Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:


Let's connect!


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



I can't wait to see which color YOU choose...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! 

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Summer CAL! Week 1 Intro & Supplies


Welcome to the 2017 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along...yippee! I am super excited...today is the first day and the day we will be learning about the project and talking about things like supplies and sizing.. We will be going over a few things to begin:
  • Introduction to the project 
  • Supplies 
  • Sizing
  • Schedule of the CAL 
  • Where to connect with other makers 

For this CAL (crochet along) we will be celebrating summer with the Sail Away Blanket, an easy, breezy classic ripple afghan.  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, concluding with a fun showcase of blankets in our maker gallery! Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week. 

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!


Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:


Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:



First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.0 mm "J" crochet hook 
  • 8 balls of Red Heart Super Saver Solids in colors of your choice (I'll be using 2 balls of "Spring Green," 2 balls of "Blue," 2 balls of "Turqua," and 2 balls of "White" NOTE: Each ball of the Red Heart Super Saver Solids are 364 yards.  Please note the Super Saver Prints, Flecks, Stripes, and Multis have a smaller yardage per ball.   
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional) 

My blanket will be a twin sized bed throw with dimensions of 66 inches wide and 90 inches long.

Want to make another size? Check out the chart below:


*Note: for blankets larger than the one shown, more yarn might be needed.  Also, there are SO many variations of blanket sizes out there...you can use these as general guidelines or as a jumping off point, but if you have dimensions that work better for you, please feel to use those instead.

Get yarn for this project here!


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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:


  • Tuesday July 18 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, the project, sizing options, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday July 19: Color palette ideas!
  • Tuesday July 25: Pattern multiples, rows 1 and 2 of the ripple stitch, changing colors on your blanket.
  • Tuesday August 1: Tips for working your blanket, going over color changes and rejoining a new yarn ball, and the finish work.
  • Tuesday August 8: Surprise! Today is the big reveal of the completely finished blanket.  Please submit your photos of your blankets to me to be included in our community Maker Gallery!
  • Tuesday August 22: Today is Maker Gallery Day!  Check it out to see all of the gorgeous blankets from the Fiber Flux community!


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:

Let's connect!

Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful blankets in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part two!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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