Pre-Joining Notes & Suggestions…CAL 2015


So getting ready for joining a big ole pile squares together can be a bit daunting! So I thought I’ll let you know how I’m going about it…

First I did the tricky bits!

  1. I wrote down my end pattern counts for the last row on all my blocks and wrote it down on a piece of paper.
  2. I then used some math (!) to find the mean number of my sides. So I added up all my row counts and divided it by 24 – which gave me an average of 158.
  3. Then I added either 1 rnd of dc /sc  (or alternative stitches like htr/hdc or tr/dc to add height if required) to either add or decrease stitches as required.
  4. Then I took AGES  trying to work out how I wanted the layout of my blanket to be. Check out this cool tutorial by Moogly on how to do this on Pinterest. I then drew  my plan on a bit of paper to help me when I was ready to start joining…

These are the estimated end stitch counts – if you added or subtracted rows already when originally creating remember your end row count will be different from the list below:

  1. Moroccan Windows = 156
  2. Ladder Loops = 164
  3. Yarn Clouds =164
  4. Harriett =156
  5. Larksfoot = 172
  6. Magic Spike Mandala =148
  7. Easter Day =152
  8. Tiptoe through the Tulips =156
  9. On the Huh =132
  10. Embracing Variety = 160
  11. Eye of the Beholder =152
  12. Pizzaz =144
  13. Will’s Weave =160
  14. The Secret Garden =160
  15. Popin =156
  16. Beware the Ides of March =152
  17. Spiro Star = 160
  18. Aztec =200
  19. Sorrel =172
  20. Sun Catcher =152
  21. Fan Club =144
  22. Bavarian Beauty =160
  23. Frostbloom =156
  24. Mountain Majesties = 168

And this is my final layout plan for joining:


Ooo loving seeing them altogether!  It’s going to be an exciting moment for us all to show off our final blankets!

Make sure you check back on 2nd December for joining details x

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