Scheepjes CAL 2014 blanket

My first crochet along ever is all done! My Scheepjes CAL 2014 blanket is all done. And it’s stunning, even if I say so myself. Compliments to Marinke from A Creative Being for a job extremely well done.

scheepjes cal 2014

Resources

Yarn Packs

There were two yarn packs specifically for the CAL. The kits consist of Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn in summer shades (kit 1) and warm autumn shades (kit 2). Each part of the pattern states which color to use when.

My firsy Scheepjes CAL blanket

I made my first blanket using Scheepjes Roma with a 3.5mm crochet hook. Roma is not widely available outside The Netherlands, but a good alternative is Scheepjes Color Crafter. My colors are mostly shades of brown and red with an accent of white and green. This was my first project and I didn’t think to keep track of which color I used when, so I don’t have a color chart for this blanket.

I used 36 balls in total. Here all the colors I used of Scheepjes Roma: 1x color 1596, 2x color 1614, 3x color 1402, 3x color 1405, 3x color 1560, 3x color 1587, 3x color 1616, 3x color 1660, 3x color 1662, 3x color 1668, 3x color 1672, 6x color 1413 for joining the grannys and the border.

My second Scheepjes CAL 2014 blanket

I made a second blanket using this wonderful pattern to make a custom order. For the custom blanket I used shades of blue and grey Cotton 8. Also for this blanket I didn’t keep track of which color I used when. I didn’t even keep track of yarn numbers for that matter. Sorry!

scheepjes cal 2014

Video tutorials

This was the first project that I made video tutorials for. They are a little crude and rudimentary here and there, but not bad for a first time 🙂 You can read more on my first time working with Wink and doing video tutorials as part of Last Dance on the Beach CAL when I reflected back. You can find the videos in English (US Terms) and Dutch on this blog or my YouTube channel.

My journey to making my first CAL blanket ever

I really enjoyed this amazing project. It was my first CAL ever and it got me infected with the crochet virus. If you want to look back at how the blanket was made, take a look at all my posts. These posts are really basic, they were my first posts on this blog: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10.

There were 2 methods for joining the squares, I chose to connect my squares using method 2. I like the stitch more because it’s nice and open and does more justice to the individual grannys. I made the border in the same color as the join.

And one more overview photo 😀

Did you also make the Scheepjes CAL 2014? I would love to see your blankets. Feel free to share your photo’s on my Facebook page or tag me in your post on Instagram. You can also use #itsallinanutshell to help me find it.

With love,

Esther

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