2018 Fiber Flux Spring CAL! Springy Stripes C2C Blanket, Week 2: The C2C Increase

Welcome to week 2 of the 2018 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along!  Today marks week two of the CAL and we’ll be jumping right into the Springy Stripes C2C Blanket!  This is a fun to stitch up blanket that allows the maker to play around with color.  Today we’ll begin the increase, starting at one point and working upward and outward.  Also wanted to mention a big thanks to those of you who have requested a c2c project…so much fun!

Also, a very special thanks to Red Heart for sponsoring this CAL with their amazing yarn!  And congratulations to Roberta A, winner of the Red Heart yarn giveaway last week!  

Today we are going to be covering:

  • How to begin
  • The c2c increase (written steps + full video tutorial)
  • Sizing of your blanket
  • How to switch colors and/or join a new ball of yarn
  • Review of the CAL schedule
  • Where to connect with other makers

For this CAL (crochet along) we are making the “Springy Stripes Blanket,” a beautiful striped c2c blanket!  This has been a highly requested item in the Fiber Flux community, so I am so super excited to making this together!  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, concluding with a fun showcase of blankets in our maker gallery! Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we’ll be doing on each day/week.

*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!

Here is a full video tutorial for week 2 of the CAL:

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OK, are you ready?  Let’s jump in with the tutorial!  I’ve divided it into easy steps that go along with the video to make it simple to follow along.

Step 1: Ch 6

Step 2: dc into the 4th ch from the hook.

Step 3: Work a dc into the next 2 ch.

Step 4: Ch 6

Step 5: Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.

Step 6: Slip stitch into the 3rd dc stitch to join the two blocks together OR some people prefer to slip stitch into the turning chain or turning chain space to join.  It really is a preference, do what you like best…each way of joining will look very similar.  Just be sure as you’re doing all of this the tail (from where you began) is facing downward.  You might have to turn it a bit to get it in the right spot.

Step 7: Ch 3

Step 8: Work 3 dc into the turning chain space.

Repeat steps 4 through 8 to complete the first half of your blanket, using roughly half of your yarn.  If you need to see more rows, I work a few more in the video.

You can work your stripes how you like…I did mine in this sequence:

  • 6 rows “Happy” (pink)
  • 2 rows “White”
  • 6 rows “Sky” (aqua blue)
  • 2 rows “White”
  • 6 rows “Lilac” (purple)
  • 2 rows “White”

Then just repeat!

The finished blanket (if you make the exact one I’ll be making in the pattern and video) is approximately 50 inches tall and 50 inches wide.  I’m making mine a large baby blanket/kid sized throw.  The blanket height and width can be adjusted by simply working more or less rows of the pattern.  The first half of the blanket we’ll increase the square and the second half we’ll decrease, using roughly half of the yarn for the first half of the square.

*Note: if you want to make your blanket larger, more yarn might be needed.  Check out the chart below for common blanket sizes:

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Here’s our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Thursday May 10: Introduction to the CAL, GIVEAWAY, the project, size of finished shawl, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Thursday May 17 (that’s today!): Week 2-c2c increase
  • Thursday May 24: Week 3-c2c decrease
  • Thursday May 31: Finish work and adding pompoms
  • Friday June 1: The BIG CAL reveal!
  • Thursday June 14: Today is Spring CAL Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the gorgeous blankets from the Fiber Flux community!

Let’s connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below, be sure to use the tag #fiberfluxcal for your photos.

Also, we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the “Fiber Flux CAL Group” There is a welcome area, 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!

Click HERE to visit and join the group!

That’s all for today lovelies!  See you next week for the blanket decrease…happy crocheting!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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