I love following the Coastal Crochet blog where the blog author, Eleonora, shares so many interesting photos, unique crochet patterns, and wonderful ideas. That’s why, when I found out she was starting a slow CAL to create a big blanket that was also going to be a stash buster, I decided to follow along.
CAL is short for Crochet Along. It’s what happens when a bunch of crocheters all work on the same pattern at the same time. It’s usually started by a crochet blogger, or crochet group leader, who posts sections of a pattern. It’s a nice way to get to know other crocheters who might share their progress on social media, and to get help if you run into a problem while working on the pattern.
I have some leftover yarn hanging about that I purchased to use on another CAL that I decided to bow out of. So far, I’m using that for this project but after seeing what others are doing, I may just break down and go out and buy some nicer colors to add to my very neutral ones.
This project is being called a slow CAL because Eleonora’s only going to give us 4 rows of crochet stitches to do each week. I think I can handle that along with my other projects.
I’ve just completed row 7, which is a contrasting color bobble stitch row. It was a brand new stitch for me and it was very easy to learn because Eleonora provided a video tutorial to go with her blog post.
Oh, and the instructions are for UK crochet stitch names so watch out for that too!