as-we-go stripey blanket crochet-a-long 2 year anniversary!

It’s been 2 years since we started the As-We-Go Stripey Blanket Crochet-A-Long!  Doesn’t seem like that long to me!

as we go stripey blanketClick the link above to be taken to the free pattern, where you can view it online or download it as a PDF (there’s a photo tutorial version and also a shorter version for printing)!

And I owe a huge thanks to everyone who’s made the blanket (I was really surprised by the number of blankets out there, and definitely honored!) as well as to Julie, the author of the blog Little Woolie, for the pattern inspiration!  Check out her blog for so much lovely stuff!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Feel free to browse around to see the crochet and knitting tutorials and patterns available here on Not Your Average Crochet — everything’s in the drop-down menu!

Here’s a final photo of my dog on the blanket:

as we go stripey blanket crochet a long

surprise appearance in “Inside Crochet”

A follower of NYAC’s facebook page alerted me today that I am in the 50th issue of “Inside Crochet!”


I was astonished (not the least because I’d had no idea about it) and immediately bought the issue on my iPad.  Sure enough, there on page 6 was a small blurb about the as-we-go stripey blanket that was the focus of our first crochet along!  I’m sincerely honored.  There’s another CAL going on right now following the pattern (only it’s translated into Dutch), and I believe it’s #crochetalong2014 on Instagram.  The blog for that current Dutch CAL is here.

Of course I’m very excited to be in a magazine, but I do wish the magazine had contacted me first so that I could have given credit to Julie over at Little Woolie — her blanket was the inspiration for mine and they are, after all, pretty similar.  I almost feel like it’s cheating, being in the magazine when she’s not given credit.  Well, she’s getting credit here; her blanket is amazing and she’s a great inspiration (she’s also a really nice person!).

Well, that’s my fun announcement for the day.  I haven’t been crocheting or knitting at all in the past week so there’s nothing else really going on, but hopefully there will be soon.  I’ve actually written up a new little Spring pattern that I will be sharing in the near future!  Hope to see you back soon!

PDF pattern for the CAL (with step-by-step photos)

Working through the day I have finished turning the as-we-go stripey blanket CAL into a PDF with the photos included.  This version is not so printer friendly as the photo-free version — this one’s over 80 pages!  But for those who want to follow the instructions without being online, this will hopefully help out.

click here for PDF pattern



PDF pattern for the CAL blanket available!

As requested by a few people, I have made a PDF version of the as-we-go stripey blanket!  This version does not include the step-by-step photos — it is meant to be printer-friendly.  Hopefully soon I will get the chance to make a PDF that does include the photos, as well.

click here for PDF pattern



CAL pattern page is up

Thanks again to everyone who has watched and participated throughout not your average crochet’s first crochet along!  I have compiled all the posts into one page for your convenience.  To access this page, you can go to the menu bar: tutorials >> crochet tutorials >> patterns >> as-we-go stripey blanket.  You can also click on the button in the sidebar to the right that says “as-we-go stripey blanket free pattern.”  You can also

click here

I hope you have all enjoyed it, and don’t forget to email me pictures when you are done so that I can start that gallery!  Please include your preferred name if you want it to be included with your picture.  Send the largest version you have to davish14 AT winthrop DOT edu   Please do not hesitate to use that e-mail address or to comment here if you see any problems or mistakes in the pattern page, or if you have any questions!

Hopefully you will all stick around now that the CAL is over — I do plan on having a giveaway soon in addition to my regular knitting and crocheting posts!  I’m about to move to another city so it will probably be after that, but I promise it’s coming (and if you remember my last giveaway you’ll know it won’t be a small cheap gift)!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back soon!

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