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



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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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