2022 Holiday CAL Week 2: Merry + Bright Throw Pillows

Welcome to the 2022 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along…hooray! Today marks week two of the CAL and we’ll be working on crocheting the gorgeous waffle stitch pattern of the Merry & Bright Throw Pillows!

We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • Crocheting the waffle stitch pattern
  • Adjusting your pillow squares using multiples
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

Be sure to scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we’ll be doing on each 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!

Add this to your Ravelry queue!

Missed the first week?  Get the info on the project and here:

Can’t see the video?  Click here!

Check out this week’s video to learn more about the crocheting the waffle stitch squares:

Can’t see the video?  Click here!

Here’s our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Thursday, December 1: Introduction & Supplies
  • Thursday, December 8: The Waffle Stitch Pattern
  • Thursday, December 15: Seaming, Assembly, & Finishing
  • Thursday December 22: CAL Project Recap!

A quick review on sizing…the sizing as pictured is:

  • Red pillow shown: 14 inches wide and 14 inches tall
  • Green Pillow Shown: 12 inches wide and 12 inches tall

Below you’ll see multiples to change the sizing of your pillow, you can also make the pillow taller by working more rows of the pattern too.

Instructions for the pillow squares (we’ll seam and assemble it next week).

Instructions (multiple of 3+2):

Ch 26 for the 12 inch pillow and 32 for the 14 inch pillow (or desired width using the multiple of 3+2)

Row 1: Work a dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a dc in the very first st. *In the next st, work a fpdc, then a dc in the next st, and then a dc in the next st. Repeat from * across until 1 stitch remains. Work a fpdc in the last st, then a dc in the top chain of the turning chain.

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. Work a dc in the very first st. *Work a dc in the next stitch, then a fpdc in each of the next two sts. Rpt from * to last two sts, then work a dc in each of the last two sts.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until square is desired height, ending on row 2 for a neat edge.

Finishing: Weave in any ends and you’re finished and you’re ready to seam next week!

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!

Click HERE to join the Facebook group!

Click HERE to visit and join the Ravelry group!

Also, don’t forget to tag me and use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can’t wait to see all of your gorgeous projects…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 three!!

© Fiber Flux LLC 2022

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