Grab your hooks and yarn, get comfy on your couch and join me for a beautiful Mystery CAL!
It's been a while since we've worked on a CAL together and even longer since we've worked a mystery one. It has also been a while since I released a new design for free on my blog so how about we combine all of that and get to work?
A few days ago, I asked on my Facebook page what type of afghan crochet pattern you would like to see for free. You left some good ideas and I'm going to try my best to design with each one. The first crochet stitch mentioned was cables. Ohhh, I love a good crochet cable design! Another friend mentioned they wanted something that would work up quickly so I chose a simple faux style cable stitch for this pattern that reminds me of a rope. If you want a peak at what that stitch will look like, check out the Stand Out Cable Chevron Afghan.
Another thing that was important to me is the ability to customize! I want you to be able to make any size you desire so that you'll be able to use this pattern over and over for many different occasions, family and friends.
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With all of that in mind, I grabbed my hook, yarn and stitch chart program and set to work! I know that you're going to love this one as much as I do!!!
Mystery CAL details
So, how will this Mystery CAL work you ask?
1. Choose your yarn
This new design will work well with any 4ww yarn or smaller. It will be beautiful in a thread working 1 or 2 sections wide for a table runner. It will look so pretty in baby yarn for special baby shower gifts. It'll be stunning in a solid color as a full sized throw. You'll be able to easily customize this project to your desired size and project so I'll have yarn quantities available soon to help you grab the right amount.
2. Instruction info
Don't be afraid of the word cable! I will have videos to help with stitch placement when needed. Photos will also be available if you learn better from photos. A Stitch chart will be included in the ad free pdf pattern that will be available in all my shops.
1/21/19 - The Mystery CAL blog post will be released here on my blog with a full materials/ supply list along with stitch/abbreviation information so you can play around with the stitches if you'd like.
1/22/19 - Rows 1-4 will be added to the MCAL post
1/23/19 - Rows 5-6 will be added to the MCAL post along with a video to help with stitch placement of the cable
1/24/19 - Rows 7-8 will be added to the MCAL post along with a video to help with the next post stitch placement and the popcorn stitch
1/25/19 - Rows 9-10 will be added to the MCAL post
1/26-27 - The weekend will be used to catch up if you started late or have any questions so I can help
1/28/19 - Rows 11-12 will be added to the MCAL post
1/29/19 - Rows 13-14 will be added to the MCAL post
1/30/19 - Repeat information will be added
1/31/19 - Border Rounds 1-2
2/1/19 - Border Round 3
2/2-2/3 - The weekend will be available to catch up
2/4/19 - Border Rounds 4-5
If you purchase the ad free pdf on Ravelry, you'll receive updates as scheduled above.
I know many people are intimidated by the thought of working a blanket as a CAL so here's a thought that may help. If you don't have time to work a full blanket, consider a baby size or even just working the swatch size so that you can enjoy the stitches too.
If you prefer working from an ad free PDF, you can purchase the pattern HERE on Ravelry for just $1 through January 31st. The price of the pdf will be adjusted to $3 on February 1st.
I would LOVE to have you all join me for some crochet time and chat!
Hey there! Thank you for joining my blog here at Crafting Friends Designs. Grab your hook, some yarn and get comfy as we crochet some fun, unique and beautiful projects together.