Spring Inspired Baby Blanket
I am so happy to announce that The April CAL at Furls is designed by me! The April Flowers Baby Blanket showcases my love for Spring, especially enjoying the weather and admiring the flowers as they bloom.
April Flowers Baby Blanket CAL
It’s finally springtime with full of flowers, sunshine and warmer weather which inspired me to create this wonderful baby blanket. My favourite season is Spring when you can take long walks, enjoy the weather and admire the flowers and all the other wonders that this season can offer.
This beautifully textured baby blanket is expressing my love to Spring, showing beautiful colors and filling my soul with sunshine just looking at it!
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In this post you can find all the information needed before the start of the CAL:
- CAL start date
- Materials needed
- Helpful tips
The CAL start date:
The CAL starts on 13 April, 2021
The CAL has broken down into 3 parts and will run for a total of 3 weeks.
Part 1: 13 April, 2021 (in this part you will make 12 blocks of square 1)
Part 2: 20 April, 2021 (in this part you are going to make 12 blocks of square 2)
Part 3: 27 April, 2021 (in the last part you will join the squares and make the border to complete the blanket)
Here’s the Supply List
- 4 mm (G) size hook (I used Furls Odyssey Lime&Gold)
- Stylecraft Special DK in the following shades and quantities:
Saffron (C1): 60 grams 177 meters/193 yards
Shrimp (C2): 30 grams 88,5 meters/97 yards
Apple (C3): 80 grams 236 meters/258 yards
Wisteria (C4): 30 grams 88,5 meters/97 yards
Pistachio (C5): 50 grams 147,5 meters/161 yards
White (C6): 200 grams 590 meters/644 yards
Total: 450 grams
Total yardage: approx.: 1328 meters/1450 yards
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch markers (optional)
- NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the textured patternwork of your blanket and make sure your squares are the same size
Intermediate. Although, this is an intermediate/advanced pattern, advanced beginners can join in too as the pattern will have CLEAR and EASY TO UNDERSTAND instructions with some step by step photos.
The finished size is 76 cm x 112 cm / 30″ x 44″ AFTER BLOCKING.
However, if you use different yarn weight, the finished size will be bigger or smaller.
4 half double crochet stitches and 3 rows = 1″ / 2.5cm
The finished size will also differ if you have a loose or tight tension.
Don’t get stressed about the time frame. It’s all about the joy of crocheting, so if it takes more time to complete each part it’s still okay! This is not a race. It’s a journey, our journey together to create something unique and beautiful with our creativity.
You should block your squares before joining in part 3, which helps you to make them the same size.
This pattern can be a great stashbuster too as you can use as many colors as you want to make a really great, colorful blanket!
US TERMS used throughout.
Thank you so much for your time to read through this information! I can’t wait to start and see all your beautiful creations!