Rowan Crochet Along 2017: I’m Hooked!

Yes, I think I am hooked on crochet if this year is anything to go by….I’ve done so much crochet I think I may have forgotten how to knit! Yesterday Rowan released the first pattern for their latest project: Lisa Richardson’s Crochet Along 2017 and I am taking part. This CAL will take place over the course of 15 weeks with a new pattern released every ten days giving you time to crochet along with people who are also taking part all over the world. At the end you will have made this colourful Felted Tweed Blanket…….

Rowan Crochet Along 2017 blanket

I have completed two squares of this first pattern, the Double Bobble Granny Square……

Double Bobble Granny Squares

……..just another six to do, all using Rowan Felted Tweed. This square was quite easy to crochet; once you’ve done the first two or three rounds you get into the rhythm of the pattern and don’t even have to look at the instructions any more. If you are a beginner or are a little rusty with your crochet skills and need some help Rowan have many video tutorials on YouTube……for link, see below. Do not be afraid if you are a beginner. This CAL is a great opportunity to learn how to crochet and all the patterns are free!

Luckily, the release of Rowan’s latest CAL comes just as I finished a crochet baby blanket for a colleague. I love the shades she chose from Rowan’s Summerlite 4ply: white, blushes, buttermilk and still grey……..

Lisa Richardson Crochet Along 2015 Baby Blanket

You may remember that this design was originally from Rowan’s first Crochet Along during 2015. I have now crocheted this pattern three times making a shawl…….

and two baby blankets. Here’s the first baby blanket I made………

With this first CAL pattern there is also an option to crochet the motifs together to make a hexagonal cushion……maybe I’ll do this next time? If you want to read some of my past posts about this first CAL click on the links below:
Rowan CAL 2015
Crochet Conquered!

It’s not too late to take part in the latest Rowan CAL. Go to their website www.knitrowan.com where you will find all the information you need including the shopping list, all the pattern release dates and the first pattern. Just remember, that to download the CAL patterns, which are all free, you have to register with Rowan, which is also free.

If you have already started the CAL and need help with the first pattern click on the link below which show’s you how to crochet the trebles and the bobbles of the Double Bobble  Granny Square.
Tutorial Lisa Richardson Crochet Along Release 1

So, will you be joining this CAL or have you already started? I would love to know how you are getting on. You can leave a reply below or scroll to the top and click on the little speech bubble!

Thanks so much for reading my blog.

Esther x

Rowan CAL 2015 Baby Blanket Close up by Esther Hartley