Hello and welcome to the Textrure is Everything Crochet Along Info Page!
If you are following me on my other social media platforms, you may know that I will run a CAL soon.
I am so excited to run a crochet-a-long again this year and I hope you will enjoy creating this beautiful design with me!
Before you start to read through, please add this pattern to your favourites on Raverly HERE.
In this post, I try to collect all the information you need before the start:
- Story behind the name
- CAL start date
- Materials needed
- Helpful tips
- Facebook Group
- PDF file
The story behind the name:
As all you know, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE texture and try to use different stitches in my patterns all the time. 😀
That’s how I came up with the name of the CAL: Texture is Everything for me, that’s my way to express myself and share the joy of creating with you all!
CAL start date:
The CAL starts on 29/10/2021. It’s the perfect time (way before Christmas) if you want to gift this blanket to someone. 😊
- Part 1: 29 October 2021, Round 1-20
- Part 2: 5 November 2021, Round 21-32
- Part 3: 12 November 2021, Round 33-44
- Part 4: 19 November 2021, Round 45-56
- Part 5: 3 December 2021, Round 57-65
- Part 6: 11 December 2021, Round 66-72
Starting from Part 4, the remaining parts will be released in every 2 weeks to give you enough time to finish.
- 4 mm (G) size hook (I used Pink Odyssey by Furls)
- NOTE: If you crochet loosely I advise you to use a 3.5 mm (F) size hook
- Stylecraft Special DK in the following shades and quantities:
Wisteria (C1): 100 g (295 m/322 yards)
Cream (C2): 400 g (1180 m/1288 yards)
Clematis (C3): 110 g (324,5 m/354 yards)
Blush (C4): 100 g (295 m/322 yards)
Candyfloss (C5): 165 g (487 m/531 yards)
Apricot (C6): 200 g (590 m/644 yards)
Lemon (C7): 200 g (590 m/644 yards)
Total: 1275 g
Total yardage: approx. 3761,5 meters/4105 yards
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch markers (optional)
- NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the textured patternwork of your blanket
Advanced Beginner. Although, this is an advanced beginner pattern, beginners can join in too as the pattern will have CLEAR and EASY TO UNDERSTAND instructions with a clear photo tutorial.
The finished size is 157.5cm x 157.5 cm / 62″ x 62″ AFTER BLOCKING.
However, if you use different yarn weight (fingering weight or aran), the finished size will be smaller or bigger.
4 double crochet stitches = 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 or creativity. 😊 💕
You can get the materials to be prepared for the start now (You can get this yarn HERE) or you can use up all your scrap yarn from your stash as this is a great opportunity for stash busting. 😀
This will be a written pattern only with no charts. However, it will have a step-by-step photo tutorial with clear, close-up pictures.
Before the start date, feel free to join my Facebook group where you can get some extra support from me and some other wonderful members of the team. You can join HERE.
The pattern will be also available in PDF format in my Ravelry store for a small fee. I will upload the parts on the release dates (shown above) and once all parts released, I’m going to merge the parts in one file and upload that too.
Thank you so much for your time to read through this information! I can’t wait to start and see all your beautiful creations!
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17 thoughts on “Texture is Everything CAL info”
How many yards of fingering would I need?
As this pattern was designed for Dk weight yarn, I don’t know exactly. Everything depends on your tension and hook size. One of my testers is using fingering weight yarn, she will upload her project to Ravelry soon where you will be able to check the yardage out. 😊
Thank you! Can’t wait to see how much yarn she used. : )
You are welcome! Keep an eye on the projects (it will be added soon) on Ravelry and you will see. ☺️
Definitely not. You can check the projects on Ravelry, one of my testers used fingering weight yarn. 🙂
As always your patterns are beautiful I’ll be waiting for this one next thank you you’re a great designer 💖
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! ❤️🥰
Would it look good if I used Mandala yarn? Or would it be difficult to see the different stitches?
Your work is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing and doing this CAL.
It would look good with Mandala yarn but I would use a solid colour for the separation sections. 😉