Welcome to the 2019 Fiber Flux Fall Crochet Along…hooray! Today is week 2 of the CAL and we’ll be jumping right in to the gorgeous Autumn Farmhouse Throw! This project is perfect for the fall and winter seasons, as the chilly weather sets in! We will be going over a few things today to begin:
- How to change the width and length of your blanket
- Sizing chart
- The shell stitch pattern
- How to change colors/add a new ball of yarn
- Schedule of the CAL
- Where to connect with other makers
The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we’ll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we’ll be doing on each day/week.
Check out this week’s video here:
*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!
Missed week 1? Learn all about the project and supplies here:
Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:
Let’s move on to sizing…the blanket as pictured measures approximately 50 inches wide and 72 inches long, a great size for a personal throw blanket and a lovely addition to toss over a sofa to give it an autumnal touch. However, check out the sizing chart above to get an idea of some standard blanket sizes if you wish to change the dimensions a bit. If you are not familiar with multiples, definitely check out this week’s video!
Ok, let’s move onto the blanket instructions, shall we?
Autumn Farmhouse Throw Instructions:
*Note: I worked 9 rows of each color.
Ch 145 (multiple of 6+1)
Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc. *Skip two ch then work a sc in the next ch. skip 2 ch and in the next ch, work 4 dc. Repeat from * until there are 3 ch left on the row. Skip the next two ch, and in the very last ch, work a sc.
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work 2 dc in the sc from the previous row. *Work a sc in the center space of the fan from the previous row (area in between the posts right in the center). Work 4 dc in the sc in between the next two fans. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Work a sc in the turning chain space to finish the row.
Repeat row 2 until blanket is desired height, I worked mine for approximately 72 inches.
Here’s our CAL schedule below for easy reference:
- Wednesday October 16 : Introduction to the CAL, the project, approximate size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
- Tuesday October 22 (that’s today!) : Stitch pattern + changing colors
- Tuesday October 29: Finish work
- Tuesday November 5: The big fall CAL reveal!
Last part…let’s connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal
Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, 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!
Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!
I can’t wait to see all of your gorgeous blankets…please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That’s all for today lovelies, see you next week for part two!!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2019