Thursday, January 1, 2009

Calendar 'Ghan CAL

I will be doing a year long Mystery Calendar Afghan Crochet Along.

Each month a different pattern will be posted for a 12 inch square that represents the current month. After the 12th square is completed I will post the pattern for joining and border instructions so you can complete your Calender 'Ghan. All patterns will be new and original designs created specifically for this CAL by me (April.) The patterns will be posted daily, one row at a time, beginning on the first Wednesday of each month and will last approximately one week.
Each month's example square will be worked in a solid color, but you are free to experiment with different color combinations in any way you wish. So when choosing yarn be sure to choose colors and fiber content that work well together. You'll want your Calendar 'Ghan to be both functional and pleasing to the eye. The general idea is that at the end of the year you will have a completed sampler afghan to use for yourself or to give as a gift.

MATERIALS: The materials are the same each month. You will need a US size "I" hook, and approx 3 - 4 ounces Worsted Weight yarn.

FINISHED SIZE: The finished size of each square is 12 inches. The finished size of the afghan will be approximately 40 X 52 inches.

Below is the list of pattern names for each month. The link will show up for each pattern on the first Wednesday of the coordinating month. The link will remain the same for the duration of that month's CAL. The new rows will be added each day until the entire pattern is posted for that month.

January ~ Winter Dream
February ~ Pammi's Passion
March ~ Lion's Mane
April ~ Spring Fling
May ~ Flower Garden
June ~ Summer Romance
July ~ Patriot's Pride
August ~ Heat Wave
September ~ Pineapple Blossom
October ~ Pretty in Pink
November ~ Mum's The Word
December ~ Mistletoe

Join-as-you-go ~ Joining Instructions

31 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a crochet along ghan place for a month...thank you

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  2. count me in on this one also:)

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  3. Awesome ladies! Welcome aboard! I've gotten 5 of the 12 squares designed so far and I'm having lots of fun coming up with the designs. I hope you have as much fun following along! :)

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  4. I hope to take part in the CAL. Sounds like alot of fun.

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  5. I am having a terrible time with this first one. I have counted and frog stitched, three times and I can't get it to come out. Help? anyone else having trouble? I get 8 instead of 7 on the second row, because there are 16 stitches?

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  6. Michaela, there should be 8 points on round 2. You can email me at moone_98 [at] yahoo [dot] com if you need more help :)

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  7. I'm so-ooo busy these days, but I couldn't miss out on this!! Count me in too!! I have January's and February's squares all done, and I'm loving this project already!! Thanks, April!

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  8. I'm joining in on this CAL if you guys don't mind!

    (ScottyP on Crochetville)

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  9. April, I've posted my squares on my blog!! I'm still new at this though, and have to learn how to post a link IN my post! LOL! I did give you an honorable mention, and I hope you'll take a peek, when you can, to see my squares!! By the way, I find your patterns are written beautifully! I had no problems following them!! Thanks again for sharing!

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  10. I really want to do this. But it seems I am behind. If I do get to making the squares I will post back. But for now I will add it to my blogroll.

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  11. Such a great idea. As soon as I clear a few things off my hook I am going join in on this. Love the squares you are offering. Found you through Sissie

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  12. I just found your blog and I'm really excited about this. It'll take me some time to catch up because I'm kinda new at crochet and still a little slow.....but I'm really looking forward to doing this CAL. Thanks!

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  13. Loving this CAL thank you April for creating this for us. I have been watching your patterns since they started but hadn't found a yarn I liked for them. Well I found one. Pop over to the 'ville and take a look http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=101036
    Can't wait for the rest of the year.

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  14. Really enjoy your work! Thanks for these great patterns.

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  15. Spotted one of your squares, Patriotic Pride and had to come over and check it out. It's fabulous. I'm currently making 12 inch squares for a group that gifts a patriotic ghan to family members of fallen soldiers. I think making that square would be a nice addition to those I've already made.

    Thanks for posting it.
    Sandy

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  16. Just wanted to check in with you, since there isnt a CalendarGhan post yet for Dec and no posts for Dec, I am concerned you aren't well , so Just wanted to post something quick to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Yes, waiting with bated breath to see the finale. Hope all is well, just busy like the rest of us!

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  18. I am beginning to get worried that there is a health issue. I am praying that this is not the case and that it is just the busy holiday season that has gotten in the way of your next post on the squares. I don't want to be a nag but I did want you to know that I, for one am concerned. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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  19. Ok...I give up! I have been waiting and waiting for the December square....what happened? Have all the others but this one and I am very disappointed.

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  20. i hope all is ok in your life, and am wondering if you are going to post the decembers mistletoe square at any point.

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  22. I am wondering when you are going to post the instructions to finish our Calendar 'Ghans, so we can join all the squares to make the afghan?

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  23. What a great idea! Are all these up on Ravelry? I'm working on a block a month afghan and need other things to do so I may grab some of your blocks and use them. They are all so beautiful.

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  24. Kat, they should all be listed on Ravelry by thier individual square names.

    Thanks for joining in!

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  25. Joining in this CAL. Digging into my stash with a vingence.

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  26. ok, so I am a couple of years behind but the blocks are all so pretty, I can't resist :)
    Does anyone have a pic of the finished product to share?

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  27. Just now printed off all the patterns for the ghan, just now found these. Am going to start my squares today. I just love all the patterns. April, your designs are beautiful and you are very talented. Thank you

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  28. Thank you for the patterns!
    I like to make squares,
    I have a square-blog:
    http://knutsel-dekentje.blogspot.com
    Groetjes Jacqueline

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