CAL: week 11

Hello everyone!  Today we’re up to week 11 of our crochet along — can you believe it?  Are you ready to get started?  Don’t forget, we’re using US terms.  Here’s where we left off last week:


rows 79 & 80

With new color, work the two rows that make up the star stitch pattern (click here for the original instructions).

row 81

With new color, work hdcs in the spaces between the hdcs of row 80.  Check your stitch count at the end if you think you might be off one or two stitches.

row 82

With new color, dc across.

rows 83-85

With new colors, work the granny stripe pattern (original instructions found here).

row 86

With new color, dc across.

Here’s what these 8 rows should look like:


I don’t have a picture of the full blanket this week; I didn’t get a chance to take one in good lighting because this week’s been really busy.  My boyfriend has gone to another city to start a new job (I will hopefully be following him soon) and it’s much tougher cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, taking care of the dog, and working an hour’s drive away without his assistance.  I’m working more days, which is great.  Also, my car is having troubles, so I think I’m going to have to borrow my Dad’s truck so that I can drive to work safely while waiting to hear from the shop what’s wrong with my car (it seems to be the transmission but if the whole thing has to be replaced I’m SOL and don’t know what I’ll do).  I know that many other women do more than this in their days, what with kids or full-time/regular jobs, so I’m not complaining.  Just busier than normal, and stretched very thin.

The sooner I can move, the better, because hopefully I can find a cheaper place and therefore be able to take care of myself.  If that does happen soon, I’m afraid I might miss a week of the CAL.  I’ll make every effort to get it done, but during the moving week we might just have to take a short break.  Just wanted to give you a heads up that that might be a possibility — in fact, some of you might be relieved, because it’ll give everyone a chance to catch up, weave in neglected ends, or just rest those busy hands.

Well, that’s all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. creative pixie says:

    I showed my husband your blanket and he thinks it’s lovely too.


  2. It’s always hard without the partner being there, suddenly so much more to do! Don’t worry about not having the CAL up on time, like you said, I’m sure a lot of us will be relieved to have a little extra time! I know I would. I’m about two weeks behind and am waiting for a day I can just sit down and get it done. I love doing it though, and loving how the blanket looks. 🙂


  3. Your blanket is looking so lovely. All those wonderful stitches and colors. It’s awesome!


  4. Now that we’re so far along in the blanket, i’ve decided I don’t like the colors I chose for the first Catherine’s Wheel set. I’ve actually cut the blanket and have redone those 4 rows in new colors. Any suggestions for reattaching now? I’m thinking I’ll just sew the new to the old with a different color yarn and have it look like another design to the overall blanket. Think it will work?


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