The Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-long for 2014 was a huge success, and I’ve loved seeing everyone’s projects all year! But the one question everyone has been asking for the past month…. what’s the plan for 2015? Well, I’ll tell you!
I learned a lot in 2014, as it was my first time leading a CAL! And I set up a survey towards the ends, to see how you all felt about the experience, and what you hoped to see this next year. The responses were very enlightening!
The vast majority would like to repeat last year’s CAL – with new blocks of course! So that’s what we’re going to do. In 2015, I’ll share a new 12″ block every 2 weeks – and you can CAL it with the rest of us, or if you don’t like it, select your own substitution. At the end, you can seam and edge them however you like. And you’ll have a 4′ x 6′ (or bigger!) afghan to show off!
Now, one big problem we had in 2014 was patterns that were free… becoming paid. The other problem was blogs going offline, and taking their patterns into the ether! Well, I’ve come up with a solution for both that I’m very excited about!
For the 2015 Moogly Afghan CAL, I’ve recruited 24 of my favorite fellow crochet bloggers. They’ll each design a 12″ block for the CAL – and it will always be free on their blogs! You’ll get to visit new and beloved designers and we won’t have to worry about any limited time offers. Some have already gotten started, and I know you’re going to love what they come up with!
Once again we’ll be using worsted/aran weight yarn, and a US – I, 5.5mm hook. Beyond that, each designer has been given free rein to design something fun and exciting, in as many colors as they see fit!
I plan on using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – though I’m still deciding on a color palette. Based on last year’s CAL, I’ll plan on purchasing 24-28 skeins, though I know with the Vanna’s Choice that dye lot won’t really be an issue. If you cannot purchase all your skeins at once, I’d recommend picking a non dye lot yarn, or one where the dye lots don’t seem to matter. However, if you’re using multiple colors and mixing up the order of the blocks while joining, the dye lot really won’t matter at all – all things to consider!
Also exciting – there’s a new Ravelry group for the 2015 CAL! CLICK HERE to check it out and join up! It’s a great place to show off your finished blocks, and get help with tricky ones too. The moderators are volunteers, and work very hard to keep things running smoothly, so please give them some thanks – they’re a HUGE help!
If you’re still finishing up the 2014 CAL, don’t worry – my posts aren’t going anywhere, and I’ll keep the link in the drop down menu at the top of the page so you can find them throughout 2015. However, I do recommend printing or downloading the rest of the patterns asap – many will become paid or may disappear, and I cannot provide them to you! If you need help with one, check out the appropriate thread in the Ravelry 2014 CAL group!
So, I hope you’ll join us in 2015! I can’t wait to see what this year has in store – after all, the blocks themselves will be a surprise to me too, this time around! The first block for the 2015 CAL will be shared on January 8th!
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I’m excited about this one! I didnt get to do the 2014 one, But I plan on doing all of the 2015 one! I’m excited!! 😀
Yay! Welcome Stevie!
I didn’t do the 2014 CAL, but I might have to plan on it for 2015. Sounds like fun! 🙂
😀 Thank you, I hope you join in!!
Where can we collect patterns for the blocks from the 2014 cal? Yes Imeissed this opportunity also and am looking into the next one?
Hi Karla! You can see all the posts from 2014 at https://www.mooglyblog.com/category/2014-afghan-cal/ 🙂
I wanted to use caron united yarn for mine but when i searched it on michaels it didnt tell me the skein, how many balls of caron united do i need to buy?
Caron United has 235 yards per skein, so it depends what size you’re making how many skeins. 🙂
I am interested in joining in the lessons.
I can not wait to participate in the 2015 one as well! I am thrilled it will be the same as the 2014 CAL. thank you for hosting it again, it is just one more thing to look forward to in 2015!
I’m excited, my first CAL!!!
I’m about half way through the 2014 CAL! But I fully intend to start 2015 on time and stay current. Thanks so much for doing this!
I am super excited.
Now the hard part will be to pick colors.
Definitely the hardest part for me too!
How many different colors of yarns should I get? I want to be prepared. And then how many of each color?
However many you like! About 150 yds worth per square. 🙂
How many colors do you suggest we start with?
However many you like! 🙂 I did 4 last year, I’m still deciding for this year!
I’m so excited for this CAL! I didn’t do it this year. Saw it too late and no time to catch up. Question though, how many different colors do you recommend for the project?
That’s a really personal thing. I’ve seen some that look amazing all in one color, and I’ve seen scrapghans that were fantastic too! I used 4 last year, but I think whatever number and combo speaks to you is the right answer. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what your friends come up with for 2015!!
Would love to join the 2015 CAL. What fun!
I signed up for the 2015 CAL!! I’m excited and looking forward to learning great things!! Thanks for adding me!!
I came to this website late so didn’t get in on the 2014 CAL. I am looking forward to trying to keep up with 2015. I wanted to make a afghan for a friend and will be using a lot of the squares from the 2014. Who knows I may add some of the 2015 to it while making my own afghan from the CAL. I look forward to increasing my skill set this coming year.
I would like to participate.
I can’t wait to follow along
This will be my first CAL, so excited the first block is being released on my birthday! Can’t wait!
Ooo, happy early birthday Amy!! 😀
I signed in on the Ravelry group to do this. I need an afghan for a gift for beginnig of 2016, so I am going to join and make this for the bride. Hmmm colors? I cannot wait to get going on this. Off to the Vanna Section………..
How perfect! 😀
I am going to try to get in on the fun! Excited!!
So excited! I started last year, but we moved so I fell behind 🙁 I think I’ll stick with my 2014 palette and add the blocks I finished to the 2015 ‘ghan! 😀
That will be amazing Tiffany, I can’t wait to see! Moving takes a toll, I know…
I can hardly wait…… hmmmmmm is it 2015 YET !
😀 Not yet!!
how big will this be? over 24 skeins seems like a lot??
It’s 4′ x 6′ plus – the border and joining method each person chooses adds a fair bit. 🙂 And this year’s might use less! It’s hard to say with any certainty.
I am excited this will be my first time joining in on the fun. So I will need someone to lead me through.
So how does this work? do you get one square a month to work on or is it weekly? just curious.
One square every 2 weeks, on Thursday morning! 🙂
Hopefully we’ll make it easy! 😀
I can’t wait. I jumped in late this year. I picked and chose the squares I wanted, and found others in some other places. I made 24 squares in Ohio State colors and I think It came out well. I’m working on the borders.
😀 Glad you did, Rose!
i’ve just recently gotten back into crocheting and have saved the blocks from your 2014 CAL. I am looking forward to participating in the 2015 CAL to help in adding to my crocheting skills. Since I have been out of crocheting for about 30 years, although I have still been knitting, the smaller blocks should be easier to re-learn this awesome craft than a larger project.
I can’t wait to join in the fun, I’ve never done a CAL so I’m looking forward to it. So am I to understand, we get two weeks to create one square?
I’ll share a new square every two weeks, but of course you work at your own pace. 🙂 Usually a square takes an evening, maybe two, so it’s relatively easy to catch up if you do fall behind!
I had never made a granny square before this year and have really loved learning how. I’m super excited about next years CAL. Now I need to finish this year’s. I only have the last square to do and putting it together. I stopped to make Christmas gifts.
I can’t wait for the new CAL. I loved doing to 2014 one. Im Really excited about how the squares are being designed for this. I can’t wait to see what you and your crochet blogger friends have in store for us!
Stella Lee@ Purfylle
I’ll be following along and see how I go. I’ll probably end up behind and then doing lots all at once but that’s just how the creative moments go.
I’m really excited for the 2015 CAL! I didn’t do this year’s but I have a great idea for next year, pair up each block’s color scheme with a photo and then make a calendar to go along with the blanket as a Christmas gift. It’ll be for my mother so I am really excited. 🙂
Oh I love that Amanda! What a great idea!
I’ve just gotten back into crochet and I’m loving your blog. I would love to do this CAL. I went yarn shopping today before I saw this but it’ll be a great excuse to go again soon LOL
I LOVED the 2014 cal and learned so much. Thank you Tamara for your awesome web site, patterns and tutorials and for doing the 2015 cal. I’m thinking of doing the 2015 in one color and making extra squares for a king size bed..this one I”M keeping 🙂
Yahhhhhoooooooo, can’t wait!
😀 Thank you Lori, I’m so glad you liked it!!
I found Moogly just about a week ago and have been enjoying it since. I am excited about make afagan this coming year.
Oh perfect timing! 😀 Yay!
I loved the CAL 2014 and want to participate in the new one. Several things I did last time that I will do differently this time. I will stick to no more that 4 colors . that is the easy part. the other thing is this large afghan is very heavy and I would like to make the 2015 with lighter weight yarn. Can I do this and still come up with the same measurements? if so what type of yarn would you suggest? Thanks. Judi
You can definitely do it with lighter yarn, but the blocks will be smaller. I believe the people who used DK weight ended up with 10 inch blocks. You can always add extras to make it bigger though! 🙂
thanks, Tamara. You are awesome!! I will do only one afghan this time though. You have so many other patterns that I want to try, I love your site.
I’m gonna be doing the 2015 CAL! I didn’t get to the 2014 one in time, but I’ve downloaded the free blocks so I have them!
I enjoyed the 2014 CAL, though I only finished up to Block #17 because I had to start on my Christmas present making. I do plan to finish in 2015 and try to do the 2015 CAL as well. Thanks…very excited to see brand new designs from what I am sure will be some of my favorite designers!
I didnt have the chance to do the 2014 CAL but I definitely want to do the 2015! Thank you Moogly for your inspiration, needed all the way here in Australia.
i taught myself to crochet when I was 16 with 1 hook 1 skein of red heart yarn and a small bookletI picked up at a dime store ( something that no longer exists) . Way back when in the ’60s.that was over 50 years ago, and I’m still hooking away ! I can’t begin to imagine how many pair of booties I have crocheted or afghans, or scarves or baby blankets or Shall I go on? The list is endless! I live in Springfield, Illinois. I do not have any children, my husband died in 2005, but I have a wonderful little miniature dachshund, named Dolly, whom I dote on. I live at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, because I am losing my sight to macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, but as long as I can see a little and with visual aids, I am going to hook on!
😀 That’s fantastic Peg!
My 11 year old daughter and I were going to do something similar, but this sounds like fun, we are beginners, do you think these blocks be to hard for us,?
I think there will be a good variety – and if one is too tough you can always switch it out for an alternative square. 🙂
Can’t wait for the new CAL to begin. I have promised myself to finish this new GOAL next year.
I would really like to try this in 2015. I have never participated in one before.
This will be my stash buster project for 2015. I made two pillows with squares from the 2014 CAL and they turned out so lovely. Can’t wait to get started in 2015!
Thrilled you are doing this again in 2015! I found this site late 2014 and had hoped this would happen-can’t wait to join in the fun next year.
I’m looking forward to the 2015 CAL! I’ve only done about half of the 2014 blocks; I started late, and then stopped to do some gifts. But that’s OK; I’ll make sure to save/print all the blocks in time, and the finished afghan will be for myself anyway. I chose to do the 2014 blocks in all one color so I could concentrate on learning the stitches. I think I’ll try to use 3 or 4 colors for 2015 so I can learn how to do good color changes. Should be fun!
Oh! I’m so excited! I got about halfway through last year’s CAL before I ran out of steam. Maybe this time I will follow through! I’m thinking I might combine all the squares into a mega-afghan…
I would love to join the 2015 CAL CHALLENGE. I CAN’T FIND WHERE YOU SIGN UP.. I AM SURE I MUST BE OVERLOOKING IT.. PLEASE HELP??
Hi Kelley! There’s no sign up – it’s join in at will! 🙂 You can join the Ravelry group if you like, it’s linked in the post, but you don’t have to sign up anywhere or anything like that.
Can’t wait to get started, I missed being part of 2014! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Nee Year!
Thank you Veronica! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
I’m so excited to get started on this project! Very glad I came along and found your blog. I’ve only been crocheting for a few months, I hope I will be able to complete all the squares for the CAL!!! Can’t wait to see what all the blankets will look like when finished. 🙂
😀 Yay, so glad you found us April! Welcome welcome!
I can’t find on the website where you sign up for the 2015 CAL.. is there a link I was missing?
There’s no signing up, it’s just join in at will! 🙂
I get your blog I was not a part of the 2014 CAL – Am thinking about joining in this one!!!
This sounds like fun!
Looking forward to joining the 2015 group.
I’m ready to go. Looks like fun.
Great stuff Tamara! love your blog and am looking forward to your 2015 CAL, thanks
I just joined and am excited. So if we are signed up for you email.do we.automatically get each square? I crochet left handed so hopefully it will all.work.out.
The squares are all free! 😀 I’ll write about each one here on the blog, and include a link to that post in the newsletter as well, so you should be covered!
So glad you decided to repeat the CAL of bi-monthly 12″ squares to make an afghan!!! I did it all in Red, white and Blue last year – what to chose, what to chose….maybe pinks? Maybe black and white with grey? hummm…gotta see what I have on hand…LOL. Choices choices.
😀 Thank you Dianna! I’m excited to get started!
I’ve been really crazy busy in 2014 but wanting to join the CAL. I’ve got the 2015 CAL on my New Year’s Resolutions list! Now, as some of the others have said, what colors would be best? Thanks for continuing with your blog, newsletters and the CAL. Happy New Year!
The colors are a personal choice – a tough one, I know! 😀
I’m excited to join in this year, I didn’t discover Moogly until late 2014 so I missed out, but I’ll make the most of this one. And hopefully find new friends too!
I didn’t get to do the 2014CAL so im super excited to do this one 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait
I’ve never done a CAL, so I’m pretty excited to join!! 🙂
When does the 2015 cal start please?
January 8th. 🙂
I’m so excited to participate in the new CAL!!!
I have never participated in a CAL before, but am excited to join in on this adventure. I love the patterns I have found here. Thank you for sharing.
Natasha R Snodgrass
OHHHH when does the first pattern come out! I’m itching to get started since I missed last years!!
January 8th! 😀
I joined your blog around October so wasn’t in on the 2014 CAL. I’m so looking forward to the 2015 one and thank all concerned in making it happen.
Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015
🙂 Welcome Carol!
I really hope to participate this year!
I like using Redheart, but will keep in mind dye lots and stuff. I really want to start something like this and keep up with it. I just hope I can get caught up with the gift before all this starts! I’m excited about it and am looking forward to learning something new!
Oh…and Merry Christmas to everyone!
Red Heart is great, dye lots shouldn’t be an issue! 🙂
This sounds like so much fun. I have never done anything like this and can’t wait to start. So happy that I found your site!
what is the level you need to be able to crochet at to be a part of this?
I’d say adventurous beginner, willing to learn something new! 😀 I always learn something during these!
Merry Christmas. I didn’t do last year’s CAL and am so excited to be a part of this one.
Didnt do the CAL 2014. Very much interested in the 2015. Where do I start?
The first square will be shared on January 8th! 🙂 For now, you can choose your yarn colors!
i didn’t participate in 2014 but would like to try this in 2015!
I am looking forward to the 2015 afghan crochet along. This is my first CAL ever 🙂
What. Level of. Experience needed?
I imagine they’ll be all over the place! You can always get help in the Ravelry group – a CAL like this is a great way to improve your skills! 🙂
I’m so excited to get started on this CAL. It will be my first, and I’m making it part of my New Years’ Resolutions to complete this project since I have a tendency to pile up UFOs.
I know you say color choice is a personal thing, but do you have a recommendation for a newbie as to how to go about choosing colors? Like how many is a good, underwhelming number to go with? I’m just asking because I tend to overcomplicate things and then give up because I’m overwhelmed.
When you say you use 4 colors, it that three for the squares and one to join and border? Is that a good guideline to follow to not get overwhelmed?
Thanks for your time in answering and in coordinating all this.
Hi Shauna! I like 4 colors because it gives me enough options to mix it up on each square, or only use 2 or 3 if that square looks better with fewer colors. Last year I chose red, blue, green, and white, so that I could go “holiday” if I wanted to – red and white for valentines, red, white and blue for 4th of July, red and green for christmas, etc. The last rows were all different for my last one, and then I used the color I had the most left over of to join them. If you want to keep it very simple, you can just use one or two colors. 🙂
oh, can’t wait. my first cal and my daughter will be joining me
I would like to participate.
I purchase my yarn today! I’m ready to go. My best friend is also doing this CAL with me. This will be our second Afghan CAL. I’m so excited!!
You mention that with Vanna’s Choice dye lot won’t be an issue, but the ones I currently have do have a dye lot? I’m trying to decide if I should buy all at once or space it out. It would be much easier for me to space it out but I don’t want to have to worry about dye lot down the road…
They do, but I’ve never been able to see a difference between them. It’s a very consistent process. I’ve run out and had to cross my fingers getting another dye lot before, and lo and behold they were exactly the same. 🙂
I found out about the 2014 CAL in the fall, but I still plan to make it at the same time as I am completing the 2015 CAL. Will plan to alternate squares so I will complete one a week. Greatly appreciate that you are committed to the patterns remaining free; that caused me a problem with 2014’s as some are now for purchase. Eager to finalize my color choices and get started!
I didn’t participate this year because I was in the middle of crocheting my daughter’s wedding gift. My yarn came today, and I’m ready for the 2015 CAL!
Congrats to your daughter! Glad to have you aboard for 2015! 😀
Do we follow along here? Or on the Ravelry website?
The squares will be linked here, and you can discuss them on Ravelry! 🙂
I would love to do the 2015 cal. This will be my first time.
I followed along with the 2014 CAL but didn’t participate because I was crocheting my daughter’s wedding gift. This will be my first CAL, and I can’t wait for the first pattern! My yarn came yesterday, so I’m ready to go!
I am so excited to join in! My mother lives in another state, and we’ve decided we’ll both participate so that we can work on a project together, even though we’re 1000+ miles apart. 🙂
Oh how fun! 😀
What happens when you are not an experienced crocheter and don’t know all the patterns and stitches?
You can join the Ravelry group and work on it with the group – asking questions as needed! Plus I try to link to tutorials for more unusual stitches when I can. 🙂
Thanks Tamara, that helps
My mom, little sister and I will be participating in this CAL, it is a first for all of us. We had a Girls Day Out today to pick our colors and purchase our yarn. I found your blog a couple of weeks ago…perfect timing! We are all Super Excited!!
😀 Awesome, thank you Teri!
I am looking forward to this. I hope that it’s easy to find the patterns …. When I found this site in December I had difficulty seeing and finding patterns. I am not computer savy. Thank you for the challenge Tamara. Thank you for all hard work.
🙂 Thank you Michelle!
I’m from Iowa as well. Crochet is not only fun,it has helped heal my spirit and create a stronger relationship with my daughter who I taught to crochet as well. I have done several projects since teaching myself crochet but I’ve never done afghans. I have given my great nieces and nephew crochets dolls and bears. I’d like to give them something they can keep and pass on.
🙂 That sounds so lovely Jodi! Happy New Year!
Looking forward to the CAL, never done anything like this before, only started to learn in August 2014 with yarn bought as a birthday present. I’m in the uk, and have just treated myself to about 15 100g balls of dk, my favourite yarn at the moment, in a few different colours. Do you know if that should se me through the project, or will I need a top up?
It’s hard to say for sure, but it should get you off to a good start at least! 😀
Anxious to get started….my 1st CAL !!
I am reading through these comments and would really like to join in with CAL 2015. I’ve only been crocheting for 18 months (am 42..!) but love it. This sounds like an exciting project to be involved in. Do I need to sign up somewhere special? am already looking at wool/colours to use…xx
No need to sign up, just join in as you like! 😀 Thank you Wendy!
Any idea as to the max number of colors we would be looking at?
The sky is the limit! If you wanted to be sure to get every color in every block, then I’d guess 12 would be a safe maximum, but otherwise it’s however many you like!
I am excited to start!!! I just recently started back crocheting and have a good time looking at all that the Internet has to offer! I, too, am looking forward to meeting new friends! One looses contact with others when retired!
Sounds fun! I hope I can keep up! ? Thanks for doing this!
I need to pick some colors!
How much yarn would you reccomend for the color you will be joining with?
300 yds or so, depending on your joining method.
I did not do the CAL last year but I am going to participate this year and am very excited! Now to figure out the colorway? How many colors did you use last year?
Last year I used 4, this year I’m using 6 – it’s always fun to see all the different variations!
I’m in, need to shop for yarn, thinking about colors now. I’m excited!
For Christmas this year my sister gave me a box full of 21 skeins of yarn. Red heart soft. I have 7 different colors this might be just perfect to use them on this project.
It’s fate! 😀
looking forward to doing this. Did not do 2014 but getting ready for this
Yay! I’m so excited! I was wondering if you know of any good resources online for discounted yarn? Please let me know!
Craftsy can have good deals, and I’ve heard that Vanna’s Choice is 20% off when you order directly from Lion Brand – no idea how long that deal will last!
Reading these comments has enticed me to join in with CAL 2015. I have been crocheting 18 months and love it, am excited to be part of this. Have ordered some wool, and hope it will be here in time to start.
We’ve got all year, so it’s okay to start late if you need to! 😀
This is fun and FYI Vanna’s yarn is 20% off. Not sure if you get a commision for any sales from said brand but I thought I would let everyone know. This is through January. I am excited to join you in this project! Thank you!
Thank you Tami! 😀
I am interested in participating but I am a little hesitant as I am definitely still a beginner at crocheting. How difficult would you say the blocks are/can be?
I’m sure they’ll be interesting, but since we’re making them all together is should be a great way to improve everyone’s crochet skills!
Hi Tamarac. Benn following your blog via Pinterest and I love your patterns. I’d love to join in with the CAL but I’m in the UK and don’t know how much is in a skein of wool. How many 100g balls of double knit do you think I’d need?
I’m not sure how to translate it to grams – so much depends on what fibers! Basically around 4000 yds, give or take.
How do I sign up for the crochet-a-long?
No need to sign up, just join in at will! 🙂
Have just signed up for this Never did a CAL before Can’t wait to get started. Roll on Jan 8 🙂
Bought my yarn and am ready to start! Really looking forward to this. I bought Vanna’s Choice in Fern, Magenta, Dusty Purple, and Purple. It was 50% off at Michael’s. First CAL ever! Very excited for the first square!
I want to follow this and be informed when the event starts. 🙂 Will I get an email each time the new pattern is posted? this all new to me and I am excited to complete an afghan this year!
Hi Ginger! I don’t send out emails specifically for the CAL, but you can follow along here on the blog or sign up for the newsletter, where I’ll link each new square as well. 🙂
This sounds like such a lot of fun and probably the only way I could find the commitment to complete an afghan! Ha. I know you said you haven’t picked your colour palette yet but can you tell us how many colours would be used? Thanks!
Each designer is using their own choice of 1 – 100 colors, it’s up to the individual to make the squares as they desire! I’m using 6 colors total this year, but probably not every color will end up in every square. 🙂
Ace, thanks. That’s a good enough guide to get me playing with colours (if I can ever decide!!). And I read another comment of yours above which also helped and probably would have answered my question! Sorry about that! Bring it on! 🙂
Can’t wait to try this. Only started crochet a couple of months ago but super addicted. Going for very colorful and lots of different shades from Vanna’s Choice. Being Brazilian I love bright colors and it will help brighten up our home in Scotland.
😀 Sounds exciting!
I’m very excited to do this! I’m hoping it won’t be too hard. Is there a place to join or do you just look for the new square every two weeks?
Just watch for the new squares! 😀 I’ll post about it here and on social media and in the weekly newsletter. Thanks Carrie!
so, I wasn’t i the 2014 either but going to do the 2015. How do we find the “new” squares?? will they come to our email or on fb or on Moogly site??
thanks a bunch
I’ll share them here, plus I’ll share links to the post on facebook, and all over! 🙂
I am SO late to this party, but I just wanted to pop in and say: I am so excited for this CAL! I missed the 2014 one, although I gazed admiringly at the beautiful afghans posted here and on Ravelry. Can’t wait to be part of this group in 2015!
Yay! Glad to have you on board! 😀
i would love to join your CAL.
I would love to join the 2015 CA L.
Excited to try haven’t had the time in the past to do one hopefully 2015 is the year
I can’t wait to start!!!!
I am so excited to start this CAL. I have never done one before and am looking forward to being in a group on Ravelry too! I have my yarn colors ready, my daughter picked them. Thanks for leading a group like thi s, what a great way to connect people from all over.
😀 Welcome Rocky, I’m so glad you’re on board!
How to join in 2015 CAL
There are more details at https://www.mooglyblog.com/2015-cal-block-1/ 😀
I am so excited for this CAL. I was having difficulty choosing colors for this CAL. While discussing this with my husband and deciding who I was making this for I have decided to crochet my Afghan in Avengers colors. Each square will be the colors of one of Marvels superheros. I love mixing two worlds together that don’t typically intertwine and giving it this whole new concept or idea!! I am excited to do this and so is my son!!! He can’t wait for me to make him his own blanket little does he know it will take me a year to make it.
Thank you for putting this together. This is my first CAL and I’m so excited. I decided to blog my progress. Already finished the first block and I love it! I have never done anything like that before. Even my hubby said it was a cool looking square 🙂
Awesome Katie, thank you!
I’m so nervous! I’ve never done a CAL, I want to do the designers squares justice, but I’m not an experienced crocheter. Advanced Beginner I think! That was one thing I needed to know, what is the difficulty level for the squares? Will there be any help for newbies? I know one CAL in 2014 that had someone who did tutorials for each block. Now, how to join? Do we just start working on the square? I ask a LOT of questions, don’t I?
How do or where do I sign up to join the CAL? I would love to participate.
No signing up, just join in! 😀 You’ll find the first block HERE. 🙂
I didn’t get to do the CAL 2014 because I just discovered your page, Where can I see the patterns for this CAL I would like to make my blanket .
Hello Ana! This year’s CAL starts HERE. 🙂
I sterted the 2014 project but couldn’t go on… my OCD didn’t let me live with its “randomness”… not knowing how the following square looked like, and how the whole blanket was going to result!!!
It was too much!
Then, as I saw the finished projects I regreted the moment I decided to leave it behind…
Now I am really excited with the new one!! I know it will be great!
I’m so glad you’re giving it another try Romi! 😀 It’s an adventure, as not even I have seen all the squares yet this year!
This is my first CAL I am almost finished with the first square but it looks to bulky not sure if I should frog it or wet it then block it
Mine was a little bunchy before blocking too! 🙂
I am so flipping excited to do this! I’ve been a beginner/amateur crocheter for YEARS. I haven’t piked up a hook in a few years and about two weeks ago, I collaborated with my sister on a simple granny square blanket to make her. I planned on doing 2 squares a day and have been keeping up with it. I happened to see your finished Square 2 on my FB page and wondered what CAL was, so I clicked to learn more. thought I couldn’t possibly do a granny square blanket AND this too! I found some friends in my tiny private crochet group to do it with me and about four of us are doing it together! I have kept up with my sister’s blanket and finished both squares. I am so thankful you are doing this and I have already learned SO much from these two squares. THANK YOU for renewing my passion for crochet!
Oh my gosh, wow! Thank you so much Michelle!! That’s fantastic, and I’m so glad you’re joining in! 😀
I have just come across your site and want to participate in the afghan crochet along. Am I too late to participate?
If not what do I need to do to sign up ?
Hi Brenda! Not too late at all, welcome! There’s no sign up, just jump in as you please! You can start at the beginning or jump in where we are (block 3 right now) and go back to the others when you get the chance. 🙂
I would like to do this crochet along. Where do I get all the instructions.
Hi Denise! Start here: CLICK HERE and welcome! 😀
Hi, I’m late to start but excited. Wondering how many skeins of each color you purchased. I plan to use Vanna’s Choice too, can’t get enough of that yarn..love it!
Hi Cary! I am starting with 26 skeins of VC. 4 skeins of 5 colors, and 6 skeins of the white, as I plan to do the joining with it. 🙂
I’m a bit late to the party and have some catching up to do! Can’t wait to get started!
😀 Welcome Ali! Lots of time to catch up!
Kind of jumping in late here…looks like fun! Is there a link to what supplies you will need for the entirety of this project? Also, alternate yarn brands that would be appropriate?
Thought I had read that somewhere but can’t find it now! Thanks so much
Hi Rae! Any worsted/aran weight yarn will do! Last year’s CAL took about 4400 yds, so that’s a best estimate for this year. 🙂
I just found this CAL for 2015 & ordered my yarn, which will take 2 weeks to arrive. I’ve been trying to find video tutorials for each square. I keep going from one link to another to no avail. Do you have video tutorials?
Hi Bonnie! None of the patterns for this CAL have video tutorials except the first one so far. Making video tutorials would be up to the individual designers.
The squares are beautiful can’t wait to start better late then never Thanks
I’ve decided to give this a try. I am self-taught, well me and U tube. Are there picture tutorials for any of the squares on Ravelry. I’d love to learn more but I’m truly stumped in some places. Thanks.
Some, but not all – I’m afraid I don’t have a separate list of those that do.