Monday, October 5, 2020

2020 Fall CAL, Week 3: Autumn Textures Blanket


Welcome to the 2020 Fiber Flux Fall Crochet Along...hooray! Today is week 3 of the CAL and we're working on the gorgeous Autumn Textures Blanket! This is a very easy and fabulously cozy blanket that is an amazing addition to your home for fall!

Here's what we'll be doing today:
  • Review of sizing using multiples and rows
  • When to switch colors
  • Order of the color stripes
  • How to switch colors
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

Missed the supplies and sizing info?  Check out week 1 of the CAL here!


The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

Check out this week's video here:


*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!


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


Let's talk about sizing...the blanket I made is a lap blanket or child/baby blanket size. It is perfect to fold in half once and drape along the top of a couch, which is just what I wanted! If you want a different size, we will go over multiples to get the exact size you need. Please note all sizing is approximate and can vary due to your personal tension, yarn substitutions and hook substitutions. The blanket as shown in the photos measures:

  • 40 inches wide
  • 46 inches tall


Here are some tips for the striping sequence and changing colors on your project:

  • Blanket is a multiple of 3+2 in case you need to adjust the width.
  • I used roughly one ball of each color before switching.
  • Any yarn scrap leftovers can be used for a matching tassel at each corner (next week's tutorial!)
  • I worked 8 rows before switching to new color.
  • Begin a new color on row three, this gives the best look/stitch definition of color.

Order of the color for my striping was:
  • Slate
  • Fisherman
  • Mustard
  • Pumpkin
  • Then repeat each color stripe one more time.

Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:


Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:


Want to see all four parts in one handy place?  Check out the full recap post with all four parts!

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, 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!



Also, don't forget to use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...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 week for part three!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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