A Fun New CAL – Seaside Stash Busting Blanket from Coastal Crochet


January 30, 2018 by Robin, Avon Rep and Owner at Imperial Crochet

I love following the Coastal Crochet blog where the blog author, Eleonora, shares so many interesting photos, unique crochet patterns, and wonderful ideas.  That’s why, when I found out she was starting a slow CAL to create a big blanket that was also going to be a stash buster, I decided to follow along.

CAL is short for Crochet Along.  It’s what happens when a bunch of crocheters all work on the same pattern at the same time.  It’s usually started by a crochet blogger, or crochet group leader, who posts sections of a pattern.  It’s a nice way to get to know other crocheters who might share their progress on social media, and to get help if you run into a problem while working on the pattern.

I have some leftover yarn hanging about that I purchased to use on another CAL that I decided to bow out of.  So far, I’m using that for this project but after seeing what others are doing, I may just break down and go out and buy some nicer colors to add to my very neutral ones.

The beginnings of a Seaside Stash Busting Blanket

The beginnings of a Seaside Stash Busting Blanket

This project is  being called a slow CAL because Eleonora’s only going to give us 4 rows of crochet stitches to do each week.  I think I can handle that along with my other projects.

You can learn more about it and find Part One HERE.

I’ve just completed row 7, which is a contrasting color bobble stitch row.  It was a brand new stitch for me and it was very easy to learn because Eleonora provided a video tutorial to go with her blog post.

bobble stitch

Bobble, bobble, toil and trouble.

If you decide to join the fun, be sure to share your work on Instagram using the hashtag #seasidestashbustingblanket so that everyone who’s doing the CAL can see your progress and colors.

Oh, and the instructions are for UK crochet stitch names so watch out for that too!

33 thoughts on “A Fun New CAL – Seaside Stash Busting Blanket from Coastal Crochet

  1. Wow this looks professional!


  2. Kate says:

    Veryice. I love how different they all look due to colour choices. Yours feels so calming with the pale, neutral tones.


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