I’m so excited to announce a crochet sampler blanket mystery crochet along for 2020! The Stitch Adventure Blanket will be a way to play with stitches and colors to create your own unique blanket project. This post has all the information you’ll need to get started and participate throughout the year. Join the crochet along to make a fun project, learn new stitches, chat with other crocheters, and enter to win great prizes!
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This is the main post for this crochet along. Read on for more details including:
- How the Stitch Adventure Blanket Crochet Along Works,
- Stitch Adventure Blanket Sizes and Yarn Requirements,
- How To Join the Stitch Adventure Blanket CAL,
- Stitch Adventure Blanket Schedule,
- Stitch Adventure Blanket End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes, and
- Enter the Stitch Adventure Blanket End-of-CAL Giveaway.
How the Stitch Adventure Blanket Crochet Along Works
Every Saturday starting January 4, 2020, I’ll share a new post in the Stitch Adventure Blanket Crochet Along. You’ll unlock the mystery of this crochet sampler blanket, row by row!
The Stitch Adventure Blanket is a crochet sampler blanket that will be worked in rows in one piece. Each week, I will share a new section the pattern. If you crochet along in “real time,” you’ll be crocheting about 4 rows a week. Some weeks, you may learn new stitches, while in other weeks, you may repeat previous sections. You are always free to skip a set of stitches you don’t like or repeat sections you do like again later in the blanket. At the end, there will be a border crocheted in the round.
Yarnspirations Red Heart has generously provided yarn for the crochet along. My version will be made with Red Heart With Love yarn, a soft yet durable medium (worsted, #4) weight acrylic yarn. I’m planning to use 5 colors — 1803 Blue Hawaii, 1939 Papaya, 1001 White, 1012 Black, and 1401 Pewter — for my version. You can see most of these colors in action in my Stop and Smell the Flowers Square and Hexi Askew Square patterns.
Don’t forget to enter the end-of-CAL giveaway by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, January 2, 2021 (scroll down for details)!
Stitch Adventure Blanket Sizes and Yarn Requirements
The Stitch Adventure Blanket pattern will be available in 6 sizes to fit the following U.S. bed sizes:
- Twin (38″ x 75″/96.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Twin XL/Long Twin (38″ x 80″/96.5 cm x 203 cm),
- Full (53″ x 75″/134.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Queen (60″ x 80″/152.5 cm x 203 cm),
- King (76″ x 80″/193 cm x 203 cm), and
- California King (72″ x 84″/183 cm x 208.5 cm).
Your finished Stitch Adventure Blankets will be larger than the mattress sizes listed above because of the border you will add.
Here’s how much yarn you’ll need for each blanket:
- Twin: 9 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 3,330 yards/3,044 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Twin XL/Long Twin: 10 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 3,500 yards/3,200.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Full: 13 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 4,810 yards/4,398 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Queen: 15 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 5,550 yards/5,075 meters of any medium weight yarn
- King: 19 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 7,030 yards/6,428 meters of any medium weight yarn
- California King: 20 skeins of Red Heart With Love, or approximately 7,400 yards/6,766.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
You can choose as many colors as you’d like. While you can even crochet the blanket in one color, I recommend at least 2 colors as some of the stitches will highlight better against a second color.
I recommend using a US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or the size that you prefer using with medium weight yarn.
How To Join the Stitch Adventure Blanket CAL
- You can join in by crocheting along with each section of this crochet sampler blanket as you have time.
- Add the Stitch Adventure Blanket pattern to your Ravelry projects. The ad-free PDF for this project will be free to my newsletter subscribers during the CAL. Sign up for my newsletter here so you never miss a clue!
- Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #undergroundcrafter and #stitchadventureblanket on all social media. You can also tag me as Underground Crafter on Facebook, or as @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter when you’re sharing project pictures.
- If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group or the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
- By the end of the CAL, you’ll have your own beautiful blanket to cuddle up underneath.
- Use the button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
Stitch Adventure Blanket CAL Schedule
The Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along is a mystery CAL where you can unlock the mystery, row by row every Saturday! This section will be updated with links as new clues are released.
- December 31: Announcement, Yarn Requirements, and End-of-CAL Giveaway Information (you are here)
- January 4, 2020: Part 1: Foundation Chain, Foundation Row, Shell Stitch
- January 11: Part 2: Straightening the Edge and Lemon Peel Stitch
- January 18: Part 3: Sedge Stitch
- January 25: Part 4
- Parts 5-52
- Crochet at your own pace
- January 2, 2021 Deadline for entering the end-of-CAL giveaways (see below for more details and to enter).
Stitch Adventure Blanket End-of-CAL Giveaway Prizes
You know I love to include giveaways in every crochet along I organize. The prize details for this crochet along will be updated through January, 2020. As prizes are added, they will be listed below.
Hooked for Life Publishing will provide one lucky winner with both a Hookers Rule sticker and Hookers Ruler enamel pin. Now everyone will know how much you love to crochet! Show your support by following Hooked for Life on Facebook | Instagram.
Yarnspirations will provide one lucky winner with a prize package valued at $150 which will include Red Heart With Love and other Yarnspirations yarns in the winner’s choice of colors. That’s a lot of yarn! Show your support by following Yarnspirations on Facebook | Instagram and Red Heart Yarns on Facebook | Instagram.
Enter the Stitch Adventure Blanket End-of-CAL Giveaway
- This is the end-of-CAL giveaway for the Stitch Adventure Blanket mystery crochet along hosted and organized by Underground Crafter.
- Enter the end-of-CAL giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 2, 2021.
- Winners will be chosen from the entries at random. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
- Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have one week to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within one week, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
- The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
- This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
- Don’t forget to join the fun in the Underground Crafters Facebook group or the Underground Crafter Ravelry group, too!