CAL – Week 22 Crown Jewels – Week 23 See how they run – Week 24 Grandma’s Heart Square

So I have been on a major CAL catch up this week and just in time for week 25 released tomorrow. Here are the little lovelies that have keep me busy this week…

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This is a great CAL  to take part in and I would definitely recommend this to anyone, to find out more visit the Facebook Group Official CCC Social Group. The past blocks can be found here and this cal wouldn’t be without the talented Dedri’s tutorials which go hand in hand with each block pattern every week. So here are my attempts the last few weeks:

Crown Jewels (week 22)

Hook: 5mm
Pattern: by Melinder Miller
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry, Mocha and White
Notes: As much as I love the finished block I definitely had a love hate relationship with this block as it took at this two attempts to get my popcorns right, but I’m fairly pleased with it.

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See How They Run (Week 23)

Hook: 5mm
Pattern: by Margaret MacInnis
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry, Mocha and White
Notes: This block reminds me of snowflakes! How odd! I did like this block and it was fairly easy to work up. The last row I did just sc in every stitch and chain as I was using the same colour and the spike wasn’t really showing through.

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Grandma’s Heart Square (Week 24)

Hook: 5mm
Pattern: by Carola Wijma
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry, Mocha and White
Notes: Now this block is very Alice in Wonderland and I couldn’t really follow the pattern so I relied mainly on dedri’s tutorial quite alot. I do love the finished block and would love to make more, watch this space…

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Harlequin Shells (Bonus Block)

Hook: 5mm
Pattern: by Carolyn Christmas
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry, Mocha and White
Notes: How lovely does this block look?! I have made it a little too large but I think it should be aok, this was a pretty straight forward block and I made it up without really thinking to hard I think a baby blanket version is on the horizon.

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CAL – Week 20 Mandala & Week 21 Winter Dream

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Mandala

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Pattern: Mandala by Chris Simon
Hook: 5mm
Yarn: Stylecraft special DK in Mocha, Raspberry, and White
Notes: I have a small confession, I had to “fudge” this block slightly as I went wrong somewhere but you really can’t tell (she hopes) apart from that I like the end block and as usual I did double check my progress the dedri’s wonderful tutorial.

Ta dah…

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Winter Dream

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Pattern: Winter dream by crochet amore/April Moreland
Hook: 5mm
Yarn: Stylecraft special DK in Mocha, Raspberry, and White
Notes: This block was lovely to make I tended to join at the corners of each round and worked the pattern from there. I have found that this is how I like to make my blocks and since doing this CAL I feel fairly confident in doing this now.

Anyhoo here it is week 20…

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CAL – Week 11 Wish Upon A Star

Wish Upon A Star

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Pattern – Wish Upon A Star
Hook – 5mm
Yarn – Stylecraft special DK in White, Mocha, Raspberry

Notes – So this week I don’t think I paid too much attention to the start of this block as the middle of the star seems a little wonky to me, but not enough for me to start again! I do like the finished block and it does look good with my other blocks so I’ve left it.

I am finding that I am able to complete these blocks without too much difficulty which means I have definitely learned a great deal so far by doing this CAL. Although I still like to read through Dedri’s posts over on her blog LookWhatIMade it helps a great deal.

So here’s block 11:

Wish upon a star

And my wonky middle

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