2023 Summer CAL Week 1: Summer Of Love Throw

Welcome to the 2023 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along…it’s here! It’s here! Today marks week one of the CAL and we’ll be learning about the exciting project we’ll be making…the Summer of Love Throw!  This blanket is fun, bright, and I think the happiest blanket ever!

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

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Sizing
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other CAL 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.

*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!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:

Can’t see the video?  Click here!

First things first…the supplies!

Materials Needed:

  • 6.0 mm “J” crochet hook
  • Approximately 1700 yards of cotton dishcloth yarn in fun, bright colors (I used odds and ends from my stash, there are lots of brands of cotton yarn that will work great for this project, see list below) Note: If you modify the size by adding more hexagons, you will need more yarn.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Removable stitch marker (optional if you want to mark where the top of your blanket is as you work)

Here are some cotton yarns that will work great for this project:

  • Recycled Cotton Worsted by Paintbox Yarns
  • Peaches & Creme by Yarnspirations
  • Sugar & Creme by Lily
  • Friends Cotton 8/8 by Hobbii
  • Rainbow Cotton 8/8 by Hobbii
  • Handicrafter Cotton by Bernat
  • Re-Up by Lion Brand
  • Pima Cotton by Lion Brand
  • Craft Cotton by Stylecraft
  • Nifty Cotton from Cascade
  • Dishie from Knit Picks
  • Simply Cotton Organic Worsted from Knit Picks

Moving onto sizing!

This is a join as you go style blanket so you can really customize the height and width of it completely.  The blanket shown is about 40 inches wide and 55 inches tall.  I did 6 hexagons across that top row and 9 hexagons tall.  Each hexagon is about 6.6 inches wide (measuring flat side across to the other flat side) and 8 inches tall (measuring top point down to the other top point) To see which size blanket works best for your needs, see the chart below:

Here’s our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Wednesday, June 21: Introduction & Supplies
  • Wednesday, June 28: The Granny Hexagon & Joining
  • Wednesday, July 5: The Half Granny Hexagon & Joining
  • Wednesday, July 12: Tassels & Finish Work
  • Wednesday, July 19: CAL Recap

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 fabulous 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 two!!

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