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Title: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: wendiek on March 08, 2017 12:11:18 PM
The Dutch brand "Scheepjes" organized a CAL in 2016 which I loved.

I bought a luxury kit with Merino wool and tackled all the squares, yay for that! Some of the squares were done over and over, not getting it right, but in the end I am happy with my pretty blanket!



I am totally into granny or square blankets now, rows seems not to work for me. It isn't perfect but that is good, I am not perfect.  :)

Some more pics, just 'cause I love my blanket!




Eep, please ignore the mess next to my bed

I've been sleeping under my pretty blanket all winter and I love how soft it is. So proud of my first ever huge crochet project!  8)

Pattern available here: FOR FREE! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/last-dance-on-the-beach-scheepjes-cal-2016

Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: BeaG on March 08, 2017 02:08:02 PM
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Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 08, 2017 02:12:13 PM
It is a beauty. And all merino? My goodness, gorgeous luxury. I know that is amazing to touch.


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: MareMare on March 08, 2017 04:33:13 PM
This is lovely, wonderful job! And such pretty colors!


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2017 08:00:14 PM
Wendiek!!!!

Hi, hi!!! Been missing you!  wow...what a beautiful blanket!  The colors and textures are gorgeous!

thanks for the pattern link...I saw that they have a new 2017 CAL...looks like it involves a lot of embroidery on crochet squares!


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: anderlance on March 08, 2017 11:13:56 PM
Your colors are wonderful! Great job!


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Post by: Sharalee on March 09, 2017 01:32:57 AM
I've missed you too! Your blanket is gorgeous & love all the details. It'll be wonderful to used for years to come! Take care! 😉

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Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: wendiek on March 09, 2017 02:16:43 AM
Thanks all for your lovely comments!  :D

I bought a kit and could choose 3 colour combinations: Dancing under the starts with purple, red and such. Dancing in the rain with grey and blues. Dancing in the sea with greens and blues, which is what I chose.  The original border would be a more beige colour but I didn't like that, I could switch that colour for the off white I used now.
It was the first time I bought such expensive yarn, but it sooooo soft and I really love it!

AIMR, yes Scheepjes has a CAL going on now, that is going to be a wrap or some use it as a table runner. I like the idea of crochet and embroider, but I don't use table runners and I don't want another scarf or wrap.

I've seen a CAL from Garnstudio Drops design and maybe I will join that one. I will have a look for the link and share it with you Here it is: Spring Lane (http://www.garnstudio.com/dropsalong.php?id=2&cid=17) I've set the preferences to English, but it is available in other languages too. Also free pattern.  :)

I've been missing you lovelies, it was about time I came back and share some good Craftster love with you!!  :-*


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: pottermouth on March 09, 2017 06:10:28 AM
Oh, oh, oh, your new blanket looks wonderfully snuggly! I'm happy that you've shared it and the link, too. Thanks!


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 09, 2017 11:57:15 AM
Beautiful! I love the colors.


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: wendiek on March 09, 2017 12:29:42 PM
Thanks!  :)

Oh, oh, oh, your new blanket looks wonderfully snuggly! I'm happy that you've shared it and the link, too. Thanks!

It is so soft, I'm touching and petting it all the time hahaha ;D (I don't have a cat  ;))

You're welcome, this is really a fun blanket to make. Some squares were challenging but they provided youtube-movies, a written pattern and a crochet diagram. That helps, right?!  :D


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: lindyv321 on March 09, 2017 12:53:05 PM
Gorgeous!! I love the colors and the raised designs


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: wendiek on March 10, 2017 05:01:59 AM
Thanks Lindy!  :D


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: yofi on March 13, 2017 09:23:50 AM
That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, and I love all the variety of patterns.  Fantastic job, and I know it must be very satisfying to curl up under!


Title: Re: Last dance on the beach CAL
Post by: wendiek on March 13, 2017 12:27:13 PM
Thanks! Yes, I'm actually still using it as an extra blanket. At night it's still cold, so it is very comfortabel  :)

The different squares were fun to make, I learnt a lot!  8)