Final Wrap-Up for Bear’s Rainbow CAL

As we close up this Crochet-Along, feel free to poke around the site and get inspired! Check out our little Gallery, and peruse the links in the sidebar for ideas to use those yarn remnants for some pretty makes. My favorite projects are those that have the most different colors mixed up together, as they always have the most soul. May your scrappy blankets always be bright!

Final Wrap-Up for Bear’s Rainbow CAL

Progress Updates!

Hello everyone!  Admin Mary here.  It’s hot outside.  That means I am not making as much progress as I would like on my own Bear’s blanket.  However, I did finish up a little postage stamp blanket – which I will share with you in a minute.  For now, I have to show you some amazing finished scrappy blankets from Rachel!

ImageThis little scrappy postage stamp has a background of pink.  I’ve always wanted to do this and just can’t seem to match my colors right.  Rachel makes it look simple… and beautiful!

Progress Updates!

Lovely Developments

Good morning, everyone from Admin Rachele! Are we all enjoying this pattern? There are so many color choices for the squares – I know no two schemes are alike amongst our members.

The original blanket has many different colors, and while I am working mine with a pale neon palette, I only really have 5 or 6 colors – not optimal for the shaded effect. I really meditated on what type of layout I would do. Random? Orderly? Well, after a few days it hit me. I am actually thinking of doing an Around the World color layout. What do y’all think? I’ll post pics here soon.

Lovely Developments

A different kind of joining method… and some great progress pics!

If any of you have nabbed Rachele’s great Gumball pattern, then this joining method is going to be easy-peasy for you.  I modified what she had, and decided to not join the two DCs that I put into the corners, and instead join every DC along the side.  Basically, you make a DC, then drop if off your hook, go into the top of the DC on the other square, grab the loop on the DC you made, and pull it through… continue until everything is joined.  If there’s interest, I’d be happy to post a tutorial.  Just let me know!  It makes for a very strong, finished join… as seen here:

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Also, I have been really excited seeing all the progress everyone else is making… check out a few of them!

A different kind of joining method… and some great progress pics!

CAL Pattern Variations

CAL Admins, Mary and myself have made adjustments to the pattern that I decided to document.

Admin Mary made her final round with DC across, 2DC ch2 2DC in corners. Loving the pink!

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I am using a different square altogether, because I have been wanting to do this particular configuration for a long time.

CAL Pattern Variations