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
Update – This join is now called “PLT Join” – this will help when searching for tutorials – thank you for visiting!
Admin Mary here! Hello!
I chose to do a tight join for my Bear’s Blanket. This is my first tutorial, so hopefully it makes sense… Let me know if there is anything I can improve on. I’m here to make it as clear as I can. 🙂
… Joining Tutorial – Tight Join
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:
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 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!
I am using a different square altogether, because I have been wanting to do this particular configuration for a long time.
… CAL Pattern Variations
I’m thrilled to see some enthusiastic joiners 🙂
Lovely color inspiration here, too. Great job y’all!
… First Block Roundup!
The first block posted to Instagram for the Bear’s Rainbow Blanket Crochet-Along:
IG user Aemeabe’s pink block!
… First Block Ever!
Bear’s Rainbow Blanket
Here is our Scrappy Blanket Crochet-Along Pattern 🙂