Saturday, March 26, 2011

Crochet Along With Me!

Join me in my first "Crochet Along"! Beginning April 1st I will post new instructions every Friday for the next 16 weeks to complete "Rowan's Sampler Afghan".

For this year's Remembering Rowan Project Donation, we will be collecting crocheted, knitted, and quilted 9 inch squares to be sewn together into baby afghans and quilts to donate to our local NICUs on Rowan's Birthday, August 10th. This summer our town is having their first Quilting and Fiber Arts Festival (which I am helping plan) and they offered to collect squares for our project.

To tie in with the 9 inch square idea, I am designing a Sampler Afghan made up of 16 nine inch squares. We will start with a simple Double Crochet square and move through lots of fun stitches and textures. I want to give new crocheters the chance to start with easy, basic stitches while including some challenges for more experienced stitchers. By the time you have completed this afghan, you will be familiar with most of the stitches and techniques you would come across in typical crochet patterns.

For beginners, I will provide detailed step by step instructions and abbreviations for each new stitch, as well as links to diagrams and even videos of stitches for those who are more visually oriented. And will be glad to answer any questions or help you work out problems with new stitches.

So will you join me? Just 1 nine inch square each week. You could easily make two of each square per week, and create a blanket for your own child and one to donate.

It's Simple:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Pick out some yarn.
3. Check back every Friday April through July.
4. Make a square or two every week.
5. Sew them together! That's it!
6. (Optional) If you decide to donate a blanket, or even just a couple 9" squares, please email me at laurithree-blogatyahoodotcom.


  1. Hi! I know I'm starting late, but I'd love to join your CAL! I followed your link from DS :)

  2. Glad to have you join us. We are not quite halfway through, and since there's only one 9" square per week, you just have to make 2 per week to end at the same time as those who started at the beginning.

    Besides there are several people I know who are still on the 1st square, because they are just learning. :)

  3. I know it is a bit late, but I would love to join this...a friend of mine shared this page with me.

  4. Welcome Rachel!!! The more the merrier! Feel free to post any questions or comments you have. Thanks for joining us!