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Elements CAL Part 11 Video Tutorial

We are still happily trudging along with the small squares to enlarge our Elements Cal blanket. Good news, we have 2 weeks to complete the squares and join them to our blanket. I can tell you, I needed that time, it took me 3 weeks behind the scenes to complete all my 24 squares and work away my million yarn tails!


Video tutorial Part 11

The video for part 11 is reasonably short. Sandra from Hooks and Yarn has chosen to join the squares with a needle and in the video I show you the steps involved in joining your squares this way.

I have chosen to join my squares differently. I have used my favorite join, the flat join or zipper join which is a join using slip stitches. If you want to use this joining method also, I show how to do this join as part of Nuts About Squares CAL where  I also used this joining method. Like I said, my favorite join! A tip: consider going up a hook size if you are doing the flat join to keep your slip stitches loose so that you fabric doesn’t pull too tight.

Yarn & kits

There are official Elements CAL yarn kits available from Hooks and Yarn.  I have made my own colorway using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn in the following 5 colors.

Scheepjes Stone Washed is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Black Sheep Wools (UK/Int)Love Crochet (US), Knotty House (CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) or your local Scheepjes Stockist. In addition to the yarn you will also need a 4mm hook. Thank you for supporting my work by buying your yarn through the links on my blog. ❤


I am making all 24 of my small squares identical, which means you already have my color placement from last week, but just to be sure I give it again.

  • Round 1 – Moonstone 801
  • Round 2 – Moonstone 801
  • Round 3 – Moonstone 801
  • Round 4 – Moonstone 801
  • Round 5 – Lilac Quartz 818
  • Round 6 – Lilac Quartz 818
  • Round 7 – Deep Amethyst 811
  • Round 8 – Deep Amethyst 811
  • Round 9 – Lepidolite 830
  • Round 10 – Boulder Opal 804
  • Round 11 – Boulder Opal 804

I used Boulder Opal (804) for joining the small squares to the large centerpiece. By using the same color as the last round of the squares and by using the flat zipper join, the final result is in my opinion aesthetic and professional.

Yarn amount update

A small update on my yarn amounts. At this point I have used the following amounts:  5 x Moonstone (801), 5 x Lilac Quartz (818), 6 x Deep Amethyst (811), 5 x Lepidolite (830), and 8 x Boulder Opal (804).

Two weeks from now we finish our blanket with the border. Take your time making all the squares and joining them up. See you then.

With love,


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2 thoughts on “Elements CAL Part 11 Video Tutorial”

  1. Hello! It’s been 3 weeks since Elements CAL part 11 video was posted. Have I missed part 12? Thanks.

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