Fallen Arrows Blanket CAL: Part One

Welcome to my first CAL!  The Fallen Arrows Blanket is a project very near and dear to my heart and I am so excited to be able to share it with you now!  This blanket is made with bulky Loops and Threads Charisma yarn and, for its size, works up relatively quickly.  If this is the first time you are seeing this project, please start here to see a list of supplies you will need to crochet along with me :)

This CAL is designed for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.  There will be step-by-step photos and video tutorials to help you master everything you need to know about the C2C stitch!  The pixel graph for each section will be available as a .pdf download, and I will also provide written color changes row by row.  I have tried my very best to make this pattern accessible to all learning styles!  

CAL Schedule:

Introduction: This post will give you all the information you need to start this project!

Week One (2/1/17): This post!  This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting the HDC C2C stitch, crocheting increase rows of C2C stitches, and how to color change in the middle of a row.

Week Two (2/8/17):  This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C "maintaining" rows.  These are rows that neither increase or decrease the width of the project and allow you to make a rectangular shape.

Week Three (2/15/17):  This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C decrease rows.

Week Four (2/22/17):  This week will include the pattern and instructions for adding a border to your C2C blanket and how to finish it.

If you follow along with me, you will have a stunning, modern and stylish blanket finished by the end of the month!

So without further ado, let's start Part One!

Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

sl st: Slip stitch

HDC: Half double crochet

Special Stitch (I highly recommend that you reference the photo or video tutorial if you are not familiar with how to do the C2C stitch!):

This blanket it constructed with the Half Double Crochet Corner to Corner stitch (C2C).

Starting row of C2C: Ch 5, HDC in third ch from the hook and in the next two ch sts (3 HDC).  This makes your first "pixel" square.

Increase row of C2C: Ch 5, HDC in third ch from the hook and in the next two ch sts, *sl st into the next ch 2 space from the previous row, ch 2 and work 3 HDC into the ch 2 space of the previous row. Repeat from * across until you have worked 3 HDC into each ch 2 space from the previous row.  Each row will increase by one pixel (e.g. Row 2 = 2 pixels, Row 3 = 3 pixels, etc.)

 

Gauge

5 square x 5 squares = 4" in C2C (using HDC)

 

Pattern Notes:

  • You can choose to work with multiple skeins/bobbins (as I have pictured) or you can opt to "carry" your yarn throughout your project.  It is a personal preference and I demonstrate both methods in the video tutorial.
  • If you choose to follow the written color changes PLEASE reference the chart also as you go!  It is always much easier to catch mistakes right away instead of a few rows past it. For the written instructions, odd rows are worked "left to right" and even rows are worked "right to left" in reference to the chart.
  • In my example, Color A = Off White and Color B = Mulberry Bush

Written Pattern:

Row 1: 1 A

Row 2: 2 A

Row 3: 3 A

Row 4: 4 A

Row 5: 5 A

Row 6: 6 A

Row 7: 7 A

Row 8: 8 A

Row 9: 9 A

Row 10: 10 A

Row 11: 11 A

Row 12: 6 A, 1 B, 5 A

Row 13: 5 A, 1 B, 7 A

Row 14: 7 A, 1 B, 6 A

Row 15: 6 A, 1 B, 8 A

Row 16: 6 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 7 A

Row 17: 7 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 7 A

Row 18: 7 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 8 A

Row 19: 8 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 8 A

Row 20: 6 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 2 B, 8 A

Row 21: 8 A, 2 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 7 A

Row 22: 7 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 6 B, 5 A

Row 23: 5 A, 8 B, 1 A, 1 B, 8 A

Row 24: 8A, 1 B, 1 A, 3 B, 11 A

Row 25: 12 A, 2 B, 1 A, 1 B, 9 A

Row 26: 9 A, 1 B, 1 A, 6 B, 9 A

Row 27: 9 A, 8 B, 10 A

Row 28: 10 A, 3 B, 15 A

Row 29: 16 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 30: 11 A, 6 B, 13 A

Row 31: 13 A, 7 B, 11 A

Row 32: 11 A, 2 B, 19 A

Row 33: 20 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 34: 11 A, 2 B, 21 A

Row 35: 22 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 36: 11 A, 2 B, 23 A

Row 37: 12 A, 6 B, 6 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 38: 11 A, 2 B, 7 A, 6 B, 6 A, 1 B, 5 A

Row 39: 5 A, 1 B, 7 A, 5 B, 8 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 40: 11 A, 2 B, 9 A, 5 B, 6 A, 1 B, 6 A

Row 41: 6 A, 1 B, 7 A, 4 B, 10 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 42: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 4 B, 4 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 7 A

Row 43: 7 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 5 A, 4 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 44: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 5 B, 4 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 8 A

Row 45: 8 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 5 A, 2 B, 1 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 46: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 2 A, 2 B, 2 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 2 B, 8 A

Row 47: 8 A, 2 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 3 A, 1 B, 3 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 48: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 4 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 6 B, 5 A

Row 49: 5 A, 8 B, 1 A, 1 B, 8 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A

Row 50: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 8 A, 1 B, 1 A, 3 B, 11 A


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