Hev and I have come up with a crochet/knit along for 2018! Here is the information:
Hev will be our knitter and Jessica will be our crocheter. Each month 2 patterns will be released – 1 by Hev & 1 by Jessica. We will start off with easy/basic squares as an introduction to to knitting and crocheting. Each month the squares will get harder in skill. We want those not comfortable with knitting and/or crocheting to build up skill as time goes on. We will post links to YouTube or other places if we feel they are needed. If you need help post a comment on that months post. Your email is required to be able to post a comment but that is only to prove you are an actual person — it’s a spam prevention measure. We will NEVER use your email for anything unless we reply to you personally to your comment.
In 2019 a complete blanket pattern with both knit and crochet squares along with the border will be made available in one book. Each individual square pattern and the entirety of the blanket pattern will be free. After the entire blanket pattern is put together in a proper way you will only be able to get to the blanket from this page. This will happen sometime in 2019.
Square size: 9 inch
Yarn: Worsted weight
Amount of yarn needed We haven’t figured this out yet. We figure at least one 7oz skein of yarn per color you use. The less colors you use the more yarn you need of the colors you use.
# of colors needed: at least 1 – no more then 5.
Needle/Hooks: G, H, & I hook and US8 needles.
Gauge: Will be decided by each pattern. To figure out your gauge read the gauge PDF.
Pattern file type: PDF downloadable from Ravelry. Possibly on Hev & Jessicas sites.
Size of the finished blanket: It hasn’t been decided yet although we know it will be 36 inches wide and 40 inches long (4 squares wide x 5 squares long).
Links For the Squares and In-depth Information
Each PDF dowload link below will go directly to the PDF or to Ravelry. All square patterns will be downloadable from Ravelry while other PDFs will be donwloadable from the site here.
The eBook format for all squares can be found at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/mish-mash-kcal-2018.
How To Participate
So you have read through everything and want to join this kal/cal? That’s awesome! All you have to do is watch Hev and/or my sites and crochet and/or knit the squares. There is no sign up form, no money due, no email updates, etc. You work at your own pace and what squares you want to do. You don’t have to do every square. You don’t even have to make a blanket out of the squares you do! Hev & I have designed this so you start out with really easy patterns – or the basics rather – and each month after will progress in skill. You may or may not learn from this cal/kal and that is fine too. All we want is for you to have fun! If you do participate we ask if you can to post your square(s) on Instagram using the hashtag #mishmashkcal2018 so we can see what you have done! Hev and I both have it set up to show the photos using that hashtag on our pages for this cal/kal.
But You Used A Pattern You Normally Charge For
I plan on making completely new patterns for each square I am responsible for. I have learned from the past that sometimes I won’t be able to do that. If I choose one of my patterns I charge for I will give participants a code to use on ravelry to get the pattern for free. All codes will work until January 31, 2019 no matter what month the pattern was used. Hev is also allowed to use my patterns and offer a ‘for free’ code if she cannot produce a pattern for that month. Also eventually sometime in 2019 some of the squares I design for this cal/kal will be patterns you will have to buy. I will give notice on my site at least 2 weeks before.