In September we told you about the Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket Crochet Along that Marly Bird was hosting. The crochet along (CAL) was a great success! If you missed it the first time around or want to make another one, we have all of the resources here for you.
This CAL consists of 9 squares made in Red Heart With Love, each with a different stitch pattern. Once the squares are made you sew them together and put a border on the blanket. Each square has its own video, plus there is a video for the seaming and another for the border. Watch all of the videos in our YouTube playlist here.
Additionally, each square has a written pattern published on Marly’s site. This details page has a list of all of the blog posts.
We loved seeing all of the completed blanket in the Marly Bird CAL sponsored by Red Heart Yarns group on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who shared their pictures! If you’re making the blanket now, visit the Facebook group and scroll through the archives. There are many examples of the stitches and color choices, and tons of questions have been answered.
Hear about the CAL from participants in their own words:
- “Marly Bird’s stitch sampler CAL is truly a wonderful project for everyone. For the beginners she helps you through with her videos in each step. For the more advanced she has little tips that I hadn’t thought of before. This was a great CAL because Marly had a plan but really encouraged us to make the blanket our own. Thanks Marly, looking forward to the next one!” — Katelyn Moll
- “As a someone who has only been crocheting for a few months, this CAL was amazing! I learned so many new stitches and techniques. Marly is a wonderful teacher. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow, whether you’re using the written patterns, videos, or charts. I had never before crocheted from a chart, but now, thanks to this CAL, I quite prefer it!” — Sue McVey Painter
- “I am learning new strategies and stitches, though I’ve been crocheting more than 30 years. Thanks, Marly!” — Paula Avery
- “Yes. I loved this CAL so much! I learned so many new stitches and learned how to read charts. The video’s were extremely helpful in times of doubt. I enjoyed reading other peoples joys along the way. I am so much more confident now. I gave my finished blanket to a friend who just had a baby.” — Becky Katsikas