Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Fiber Flux Spring CAL! Springy Stripes C2C Blanket, Week 1: YARN Giveaway, Intro, and Supplies!


Welcome to the 2018 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along...yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...the Springy Stripes C2C Blanket! This is a fun to stitch up blanket that allows the maker to play around with color.  Also wanted to mention a big thanks to those of you who have requested a c2c project! 

Also, a very special thanks to Red Heart for sponsoring this CAL and giveaway!  Keep reading to learn how you can enter for a chance to win 9 balls of With Love to make this project!


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're going to be making a beautiful striped c2c blanket!  This has been a highly requested item in the Fiber Flux community, so I am beyond thrilled to get started on this project!  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:

(Can't see the video? Click here!)

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First things first...the supplies!



Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • Size 4 medium weight yarn of your choice, approximately 2200-2500 yards (I'll be using 2 balls of Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium in "Lilac"  2 balls of Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium in "Sky"  2 balls of Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium in "Happy" and 2 balls of Red Heart With Love in "White" I also got an extra 1 ball of the "happy" colorway yarn to add pompoms in week 4 of the CAL.  *Note: if you need to substitute yarn, just look for a yarn that is a 4/medium on the yarn weight scale and recommends the 6.5 mm K hook.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional)


The finished blanket (if you make the exact one I'll be making in the pattern and video is approximately 50 inches tall and 50 inches wide.  I making mine a large baby blanket/kid sized throw.  The blanket height and width can be adjusted by simply working more or less rows of the pattern.  The first half of the blanket we'll increase the square and the second half we'll decrease, using roughly half of the yarn for the first half of the square.

*Note: if you want to make your blanket larger, more yarn might be needed.  Check out the chart below for common blanket sizes:



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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:



  • Thursday May 10 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, GIVEAWAY, the project, size of finished shawl, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Friday May 11: Color palette inspiration on the blog!
  • Wednesday May 16: CAL Giveaway ends.
  • Thursday May 17: Week 2-c2c increase
  • Thursday May 24: Week 3-c2c decrease
  • Thursday May 31: Finish work and adding pompoms
  • Friday June 1: The BIG CAL reveal!
  • Thursday June 14: Today is Spring CAL Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the gorgeous blankets from the Fiber Flux community!

Let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below, be sure to use the tag #fiberfluxcal for your photos.



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!


Click HERE to visit and join the group!

Last thing...the YARN GIVEAWAY!  Enter for a chance to win 9 balls of With Love yarn from Red Heart!


Now is you chance to win some yarn of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends May 16th and is open worldwide.   Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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I can't wait to see all of your fabulous blankets...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 Thursday for part two!!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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