Developing Chains

My crochet journey.

#CelebrateMomCAL My Favorite Tote Bag — April 11, 2018
JoAnn Caron One Pound Final — April 8, 2018
JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 4 — April 4, 2018

JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 4

I just finished the fourth and final clue. The Clue this week seemed much easier than last week. All that is left is to stitch the four squares together and then add the border (but that’s another post). I’ve really enjoyed this CAL.

This week I used the final color – Light Violet:

Fluffy Meringue Shawl 2 —
JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 3 —
JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 2 — March 21, 2018

JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 2

For Clue 2, I used Contrast B (Royalty). I had some issues with maintaining my sides. I thought I was on a “roll”, but in the end this square is smaller than Clue 1. I’m confused because they were supposed to be the same size. Also, it seems that where I joined I have some extra stitches.

The way the popcorn stitch is done is this pattern was different than in others I had done in the past. Since this Clue is a smaller size, I am not sure what will happen with the final size. I might try again later this week. I’ll have to buy another skein if I want to do it again.

Here’s what I have right now:

I also took a closeup so that the pattern could be seen (but the color gets lost):

JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 1 — March 13, 2018

JoAnn Caron One Pound CAL Clue 1

I’ve never done a CAL, so when the JoAnn Caron One Pound was announced for this spring I decided to try it.

March 12 was the first day of the CAL. Clue 1 was released. The pdf pattern and instructions can be found here.

We got to choose our colors. Here’s what I decided on:

  • Contrast A – Dark Pink
  • Contrast B – Royalty
  • Contrast C – Light Violet

I finished Clue 1 today and am curious to see what the final project looks like. Here’s what mine looks like:

Hats — February 28, 2018


My last round with hats was a disaster, but eventually I knew I’d should try again. So, I found a great site promising a 30 minute hat. She was right it does take between 30-45 minutes per hat. It’s a very simple pattern and i was so happy when the hat looked like a hat. Eventually, I plan to get more complex, but for now this was a great start. Originally, I made a grey hat, but then decided to try different types of yarn to see if the pattern was still as great – YES!

Fluffy Meringue Shawl — February 23, 2018
Granny Square Kid Blanket — January 21, 2018