2015 Finished Crochet Along Blanket

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares
Block-a-Month Crochet Along 2015 Finished Blanket

 

I finally completed my 2015 block-a-month crochet along blanket!  And I love it!  Just as I was reflecting upon the other day, I get so much more work done and so much more efficiently when the colors I’m working with motivate me.  These colors are fantastic as well.  They’re bright, cheerful, and they make me really happy. 

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares

It’s always a treat to finally put together a crochet blanket.  They take long enough as it is, and they take me double the time they would normally take someone (or longer!) because I tend to work on so many different projects at once, depending on whatever mood I’m in. 

And it was also fun selecting a border for the blanket too.  When I originally finished putting the squares together, the blanket was a little more square and less rectangular than I wanted it.  So I decided to offset that by adding an extended border only on the two ends of the blanket.  The border adds another 8″ to the blanket and the lacy pattern accents the squares quite well, I think!

(The link to the pattern can be found with the list of patterns below, at the end of the post.)

Crochet Along Blanket - border
Border Detail

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares

For all those who have been asking, I’ve made a graph of the blanket layout.  Below, you can find the link to each and every square (there are a couple that have become unavailable since then and a couple that have upgraded from a free pattern to a paid pattern), but overall, the general gist of the blanket can be found below.  I’ve attempted to make sure that all information has been updated, link-wise, at the time of this post. 

So without further ado, I present to you my lovely 2015 bamcal blanket!

 

2015 Bamcal Crochet Along Blanket Layout:

Crochet Along Blanket - finished graph
Block Layout Graph

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares

 

2015 BAMCAL Crochet Along Blanket

Hook: 4.5mm G

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft:

  •             Light Country Peach
  •             Off White
  •             Persimmon
  •             Pistachio
  •             Cypress (discontinued)

Link to 2015 Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/2015-crochet-block-a-month-cal

Link to my Ravelry project gallery for this bamcal (includes photos and pattern links): http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie?set=2015-bamcal&view=thumbnail

Patterns are free at time of this post unless otherwise noted (though this may change at any time).

Numbers of pattern names coordinate with the layout graph at the top of the page.

The squares are either 12″ (the large squares), 9″ (medium sized), 6″ (smaller ones) and the 3″ granny squares.  I adjusted the patterns as necessary, adding or deleting ending rounds in order to get to these sizes.  Finished blanket is 6′ x 5′ excluding border.

 

1: 3” basic granny squares

Pattern: chain 4, connect to make a circle

Round 1: chain 3, 2 more dc in circle, chain 2.  [3 dc, ch 2] around 3 more times. 

Round 2: in corner, chain 3, 2 more dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in corner.  Ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1.  Corner as [3dc, ch2, 3dc] around.

Round 3: corner as previous round, [ch 1, 3dc] across to corner.  Ch 1, corner, around.

Finish off, weave in ends.

 

2: Pattern Name: Off-Kilter Afghan Block (currently $1.99)    

Designer: Joyce Lewis

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/off-kilter-afghan-block

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/off-kilter-afghan-block-2

Bamcal Month: September 2015 main square

 

3: Pattern Name: Romantique Afghan Block (currently $1.99)

Designer: Joyce Lewis

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/romantique-afghan-block

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/romantique-afghan-block

Bamcal Month: April 2015 main square

 

4: Pattern Name: Dream Circle Square and Mandala

Designer: Carolyn Christmas

Link to pattern: http://pinkmambo.com/crochet/dream-circle-12-crochet-square-and-mandala/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/dream-circle-square-and-mandala

Bamcal Month: October 2015 filler square

 

5: Pattern Name: Will’s Weave Square

Designer: Jennifer Bregg

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wills-12-inch-weave-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/wills-12-inch-weave-square

Bamcal Month: November 2015 filler square

 

6: Pattern Name: Spiro Square

Designer: Helen Shrimpton

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiro-star

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/spiro-star

Bamcal Month: March 2015 filler square

 

7: Pattern Name: Prince Protea Square

Designers: Virginia Burrow & Dedri Uys

Link to pattern: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/free-crochet-patterns/block-37-prince-protea-square-photo-tutorial-pattern/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/prince-protea-square-2

Bamcal Month: January 2015 filler square

 

8: Pattern Name: Kiss 2 Square

Designer: Sadie Cuming

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiss2

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/kiss2

Bamcal Month: May 2015 main square

 

9: Pattern Name: Pizzazz Square

Designer: Melinda Miller

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pizzazz—12-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/pizzazz—12-square

Bamcal Month: January 2015 main square

 

10: Pattern Name: Sun Catcher Square (currently $3.99)

Designer: Julie Yeager

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-catcher-afghan-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/sun-catcher-afghan-square-2

Bamcal Month: April 2015 filler square

 

11: Pattern Name: Fountain of Roses

Designer: Shan Sevcik

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fountain-of-roses-12-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/fountain-of-roses-12-square-2

Bamcal Month: June 2015 filler square

 

12:  Pattern Name: Popcorn and Winter Nights

Designer: Aurora Suominen

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/popcorn–winter-nights

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/popcorn–winter-nights

Bamcal Month: December 2015 main square

 

13: Pattern Name: Fall Blossom

Designer: Aurora Suominen

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fall-blossom

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/fall-blossom

Bamcal Month: February 2015 filler square

 

14: Pattern Name: Cow Parsley Afghan Square

Designer: Lettice Rose

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cow-parsley-afghan-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/cow-parsley-afghan-square

Bamcal Month: August 2015 main square

 

15: Pattern Name: 4033 Square

Designer: MYpicot

Link to pattern: http://www.mypicot.com/4033.html

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/4033-crochet-square

Bamcal Month: May 2015 filler square

 

16: Pattern Name: Happy Hearts

Designer: Chris Simon

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-hearts-2

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/happy-hearts

Bamcal Month: February 2015 main square

 

17: Pattern Name: Tropical Delight

Designer: Susan A. Stevens

Link to pattern: www.mellieblossom.com/free-tropical-delight-crochet-pattern/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/tropical-delight-2

Bamcal Month: July 2015 filler square

 

18: Pattern Name: Emmalynn Square

Designer: Carolyn Christmas

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emmalynn-square-12

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/emmalynn-square-12

Bamcal Month: March 2015 main square

 

19: Pattern Name: Lise

Designer: Polly Plum

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lise

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/lise

Bamcal Month: July 2015 main square

 

20: Pattern Name: Hayton Block

Designer: Melissa Green

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hayton-block

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/hayton-block

Bamcal Month: October 2015 main square

 

21: Pattern Name: Esme’s Winter Cottage

Designer: Dedri Uys

Link to pattern: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/free-crochet-patterns/esmes-winter-cottage-12-crochet-square/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/esmes-winter-cottage

Bamcal Month: September 2015 filler square

 

22: Pattern Name: Walking on Sunshine

Designer: Funny dieBarbarin

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/walking-on-sunshine-4

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/walking-on-sunshine

Bamcal Month: November 2015 main square

 

23: Pattern Name: Denna

Designer: Polly Plum

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/denna

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/denna

Bamcal Month: July 2015 filler square

 

24: Pattern Name: May Flower Square

Designer: Donna Mason-Svara

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/may-flower-square-6×6

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/free-smoothfoxs-may-flower—square-6×6-or-applique

Bamcal Month: April 2015 6″ square

 

25: Pattern Name: Carousel Square

Designer: Priscilla Hewitt

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carousel-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/carousel-square

Bamcal Month: December 2015 6″ square

 

26: Pattern Name: Around the Posts Granny Square

Designer: Shelley Husband

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/around-the-posts-granny-square-2

Link to project page: http://spincushions.com/beyond-the-granny-part-6/

Bamcal Month: November 2015 6″ square

 

27: Pattern Name: Dahlia Burst Square

Designer: Oombawka Design by Rhondda

Link to pattern: http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/09/dahlia-burst-6-x-6-afghan-square.html

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/dahlia-burst-afghan-square

Bamcal Month: September 2015 6″ square

 

28: Pattern Name: Pinwheels Square

Designer: Kim Guzman

Link to pattern: http://crochetkim.com/freepatterns/pinwheels-afghan/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/pinwheels-afghan

Bamcal Month: May 2015 6″ square

 

29: Pattern Name: Box Fan

Designer: Donna Kay Lacey

Link to pattern: (pattern is no longer available): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/6-box-fan

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/6-box-fan

Bamcal Month: July 2015 6″ square

 

30: Pattern Name: Granny #4

Designer: Woodshoppe1

Link to pattern: http://web.archive.org/web/20030418061137/http://www.geocities.com/woodshoppe1/grny4.html

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/granny-4

Bamcal Month: January 2015 6″ square

 

31: Pattern Name: Bailey Square

Designer: Kim Guzman

Link to pattern: http://crochetkim.com/freepatterns/bailey-afghan-square/

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/bailey-afghan-square

Bamcal Month: October 2015 6″ square

 

32: Pattern Name: Sweet Sixteen Square

Designer: Melinda Miller

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-sixteen—6-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/sweet-sixteen—6-square

Bamcal Month: July 2015 6″ square

 

33: Pattern Name: Rachel Block

Designer: Melissa Green

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rachel-block

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/rachel-block

Bamcal Month: June 2015 main square

 

34: Pattern Name: Bobbly Flower

Designer: Mad Blanketer

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bobbly-flower-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/bobbly-flower-square

Bamcal Month: March 2015 6″ square

 

35: Pattern Name: Sweet Sixteen Square

(same square as 32 but in different color layout)

Designer: Melinda Miller

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-sixteen—6-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/sweet-sixteen—6-square

Bamcal Month: July 2016 6″ square

 

Border:

Pattern Name: All Shawl

Designer: Doris Chan

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-shawl

 

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares - mellieblossom.com

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares - mellieblossom.com

Crochet Along Blanket - finished squares - mellieblossom.com

 

Not Shown:

These squares were part of the crochet-along, but for one reason or another didn’t fit into the final blanket.  I’m including them because I do hope to eventually make a coordinating pillow with them.

 

Wrap Flower

Designer: Chassity Oquendo

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wrap-flower-6-square

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/wrap-flower-6-square

Bamcal Month: June 2015 6″ square

 

Corner Cluster Square

Designer: Lois Everett

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-cluster-6-inch-square

Link to project page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MamaMellie/corner-cluster-6-inch-square

Bamcal Month: February 2015 6″ square

 

Blizzard Warning

Designer: Polly Plum

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blizzard-warning

Bamcal Month: December 2015 filler square

 

Happy crocheting!
~mellie

5 Comments

  1. Ginger Ellenwood

    Your blanket is absolutely beautiful!!

  2. Congratulations!!! The blanket is GORGEOUS!!!

  3. one small frog

    Wow! You do such gorgeous work! I’ve been admiring each square as you posted them. I love your color choice. What a treasure you’ve made! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. Tami

    I should have posted my question here, so, I’m re-posting.

    Do you know what your yardage was, by color? This is so beautiful, I have to make it.

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