The end of my stripy blanket CAL

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Finally, after months of neglect, I have finally added a border to my stripy blanket.Stripy CAL blanket afghan

I didn’t appreciate that adding the border would make such a massive difference to the look of the finished afghan.Stripy CAL blanket afghan

It has completely evened out the ends of some of the wonky rows.Stripy CAL blanket afghan

I started this way back in June last year.

It was a CAL (crochet-a-long) hosted by the lovely Hannah of ‘notyouraveragecrochet’.

This link http://notyouraveragecrochet.com/category/cal/ takes you to all her posts regarding this project that had many hookers across the world waiting in anticipation every Saturday morning when she issued the instructions for the next 6 rows.

Stripy CAL blanket afghan

I loved the idea of having large project on the go, and one which I was able spend just a couple of hours whilst still keeping up with everything else. I loved how the stitches and colours changed all the time so repetitive boredom didn’t set in on something quite so large.Stripy CAL blanket afghan

It’s large enough to cover a single bed but for now it will sit on the arm of my settee. I love it.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. oh that’s so lovely! I’d love to start some epic project like this – I’m not sure I have the patience though, I’m very much a ‘finish it in a weekend’ kind of sewer!

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  2. I adore this blanket! It’s so bright and cheery. You did a magnificent job! πŸ˜€

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  3. That is beautiful. I love all of the bright cheery colors mixed with interesting stripes. πŸ™‚

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  4. It is bright and summery, completely gorgeous and the border just finishes it off beautifully. Well done πŸ™‚

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  5. Oooooooh, it’s gorgeous!

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  6. You must be feeling proud, such a special looking blanket! You did a great job, well done:)

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  7. I love it! This is such a great pattern (I’m on row 100 ish). I hope mine looks as good as yours when it’s finished!

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  8. It’s gorgeous. And you are right about the border…. Finishes it off beautifully. I did a cushion because I had other large projects on the go at the time but one day…. One day I WILL make a big blanket like this.

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  9. Such beautiful colours

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  10. Lucy, it is so pretty! congrats on finishing it.

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  11. Lovely colours, well done.

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  12. Beautiful. Great colours, patterns and finishing.

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  13. That is gorgeous! the colors are beautiful.

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  14. LOVE it. It is stunning. The colours and patterns are brilliant, I could look at it for hours. Something to be very proud of.x

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  15. Gorgeous! Oh now I’m all nostalgic! I’d love to do a weekly CAL again!

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  16. Such a cheerful outcome! love the idea of the CAL project. Great way to practise different stitches and patterns too. It looks great with the border and everyone should have a snuggle blanket for a chair πŸ˜‰

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  17. Congrats on finishing it! It took me ages to get round to putting the border on too but it does make a huge difference! Yours looks beautiful πŸ™‚

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  18. ooohhh.. this is really gorgeous.. πŸ˜€ thank you for all the great shots.. you did well.. *pat on the back.. πŸ˜€

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  19. It is gorgeous. Ah yes crocheted edges to hide wonkyness – one of the many beauties of crocheting.

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  20. freespiritdesigns

    Oooh this is soooo gorgeous, full of character and charm, i can see why you are so happy with the end result πŸ™‚ x

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  21. Lovely! I can’t wait to start mine!!

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  22. The finished blanket is gorgeous. I love the colours and variety of pattern through it. It sounds like a lot of fun to not know what was coming each week, to just wait and see.

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  23. It is beautiful, I’m sure it will spend many a happy hour keeping you warm in the evening chills. I like the sound of your CAL, sometimes big projects just become too overwhelming, so its nice to have just a little bit to do here and then some more there.

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  24. BRILLIANT JOB!!
    And Yes, “BORDERS” do Help! — On all of my Throws, I do a row of Single, then of Double, and another Single. IT helps to even things up and for folding!
    πŸ˜€

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  25. Beautiful colours, I love all the different stitches, it makes it a very special blanket. The edging just finishes everything off lovely πŸ™‚

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  26. What a beautiful blanket. Lovely colours. It looks very snuggly.

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  27. I am VERY tempted to make one too. It’s incredibly beautiful. You must be absolutely delighted!
    Must go look at that link πŸ˜‰ x

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  28. It’s very beautiful

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  29. Gorgeous Afghan, what a great idea to make it week by week too.

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  30. It’s beautiful:) a great achievement, really must learn to crochet:)

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  32. It is very pretty. I made one too, a combination of not-your-average-blanket and the phantasy-blanket. So much fun to make!

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    • I really enjoyed it. I’m doing another blanket CAL at the moment but not enjoying it half as much. I think its the lead ip to Christmas. I have so many other things I’m working on at the same time.

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  33. I love your blanket. I’ve thought of doing one.as well I was wondering how many foundation chains you started with and the finished measurements? Also how did you do the border its lovely and finishes it nicely.

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  34. Did you use all the colors? How does the Stylecraft yarn hold up? Does it pill? Is it soft. Lovely blanket!

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    • Considering it is an acrylic yarn it it really soft but also stands up to some abuse. The blanket is quite weighty but doesn’t distort when held from one end. Before using stylecraft I was a little snooty about using an acrylic yarn but I would definitely use this again. This blanket would have cost me a fortune in a natural yarn. I did use all the colours but used some more than others and reordered some of my favourite ones. Hope that helps!

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  36. Love your giraffe just inventing my one for grand son not yet born and blanket nice to come away from the norm katinabag

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