Sampler Square Blanket CAL

May 26, 2015

As I've been a bit remiss in blogging about our Crochet Blanket CAL, here's Kate with the down-low. It's been so fun watching the projects grow (and thanks a million to Kate for taking this on!). - Tash

Our Sampler Square Blanket CAL is running all year – it’s only May, so it’s not too late to join in!

Pattern options for 12” squares are posted each month, focusing on different techniques. These squares are a great way to challenge your crochet skills and try out new things. If you want to start with more basic patterns, check out the February and March options; otherwise, just pick the ones you like best from any of the 21 patterns already posted.


Basic stitch pattern options:


Block Stitch Square by Ana Benson (Rachel’s version) 

Double-Framed Lace by Chris Simon (Amie’s version in Vintage DK)


Carré Sacha by GrannyMania (Kate’s version in Cascade 220).


Ready for a little more of a challenge? Try the Catalina Afghan Square by Julie Yeager to focus on clusters or the Yarn Clouds Square by Amelia Beebe to practice back-post double crochets.



Catalina square


Yarn Clouds square


All of the patterns were designed for 10ply yarn, but we have participants making squares in 8ply and 12ply as well. You can make the squares in a single colour, combine a few of your favourite colours, or use up your stash.



Bridget’s Crochet Clusters Afghan Square by Julie Yeager in a single colour of Silver Lining 8ply.

Claire’s Ribs and Lace Afghan Block by Joyce Lewis in Ashford Tekapo 12ply.


We’ll be aiming to join our squares together in November and December. If you’d like to make a small throw, aim for 12 squares. For a full-size afghan, you will need 24. If you just can’t stop making squares, go for 30!


Mel’s fabulous first six squares (in Vintage DK)


It’s been so exciting seeing different interpretations of the same square! Here are some participant versions of the Spring Fling 12" Square by April Moreland:

Amie's version

Bridget's version

Claire's version


Mel's version


Rachel's version

Kate's version


We’d love to have you join us! To participate, join here and post comments and/or photos in our Ravelry forum (full list of patterns available here). 

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