CROCHET A BLOCK 2021 GUIDE AND COLOR TIPS

Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetalong #crochetblanket #crochetthrow #ccwcrochetablock2021

Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips

This Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips are meant to be used in conjunction with the
Crochet A Block 2021 Mystery Square Crochet Along Blanket.

Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetalong #crochetblanket #crochetthrow #ccwcrochetablock2021

Queue & Favorite On Ravelry

For more information about this crochet along CLICK HERE!

Want extra tips & tricks? Plus get each square pattern a WEEK earlier than anyone else?
Join my Patreon Mandala Devotee or Crochet Superfan Tier!

Join the Creative Crochet Workshop Facebook Group or/and Ravelry Group
Share your progress on Instagram

Video Tutorials will be available on my You Tube Channel – Subscribe to my You Tube Channel!

Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips:

The Ultimate what you really need to know!

My yarn and Hook are ONLY a suggestion (I know that internationally my yarn is not always available and I know that there are many preferred brands) – choose a hook and yarn that you like to work with, that you are comfortable with.
I mean this is a project that spans months – and at times if you are using a hook that is going to give you cramps – those months will quickly turn into years!

Use the same type of yarn throughout – if you are going to use Light Weight then use it for ALL of yours squares (and for those that find blocking is a foreign or alien term – use the same brand).
WHY? – Because for a block afghan the main goal is to get those blocks the same size.
Believe me – if you are going to have blocks in different yarn weights – you might be inventing a new type of afghan and YOU WILL have a hard time joining them.
And let’s be honest that will NOT be fun.

And please for your OWN SANITY – use the same HOOK!
And I don’t mean use just 4, 00 mm – I mean if you are using a CLOVER 4, 00 mm keep using that SAME hook throughout!
The reason behind this madness – is that brands DO differ!
Make a note with the brand and size and stick it on your forehead if you must!
I am totally talking out of experience.
And yes some will not agree – again these guidelines ARE optional =D

Don’t like one of the squares? Great you don’t HAVE to like them all!
Skip It! Replace It! Repeat a favorite!
BUT if you do find you are kinda hating them all…..then this series is not for you.

I try to make my squares balanced so that there are those that are super easy and those that do offer a bit of a challenge. If you find a square that is too challenging; don’t break your hook over it! Leave it! And when you do feel more confident, retry it!
And if you still can’t ‘get’ it – IT IS OK! No one will judge you and throw you out of the crochet community =D
Want to know a secret? I have almost 25/30 years of experience (okay maybe take away 10 years) – I learned how to do the MAGIC RING in 2015! Had NO IDEA what it was! I do now and I can’t live without it! =D
Even as a designer – I do not know it all – I am learning WITH you!
I challenge not only you but also myself!

This guideline I do consider to carry some importance in the well being of any crocheters (but again this is a preferred option) – WEAVE IN YOUR ENDS AFTER EACH COMPLETED BLOCK. Just throwing it out there…….again this is optional.

Even though this guide and the points mention above are all optional – I do however feel there is one guide/rule that is NOT optional – but in fact a necessity – and that is HAVE FUN! Enjoy the creative/learning process of making something with your own hands.
This actually applies to ANY project you are doing – love what you do and those that will receive the end product will love it too!
And if they don’t – poke them with your crochet hook!

Queue & Favorite On Ravelry

Want extra tips & tricks? Plus get each square pattern a WEEK earlier than anyone else?
Join my Patreon Mandala Devotee or Crochet Superfan Tier!

For more information about this crochet along CLICK HERE!

Want to purchase the yarn I use?
South Africa – check your local/online yarn store or click here to find a distributor.
International – check your local/online yarn store or click here to find a distributor.
Get it Online!

LIVE IN THE USA AND WANT TO USE THE YARN I USE?
GET 5% OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE FROM YARNIZED!
USING THIS COUPON CODE: CCWORKSHOP

Working with Your Colours made EASY!

Choosing colours and making them work can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you!

  • If you are making this for yourself – Choose colours YOU like!
  • If you are making this for someone else – Find out what colours THEY like!
  • If you fell in love with a color combination or your yarn shop helped make up a kit – use the colours in the order they were presented – I have a chart below to help!
  • If you are using leftovers – exp – pulling random colours out of a bag – that can sometimes produce the most beautiful blankets ever – don’t be scared! Embrace the colours!
  • Venturing out of your comfort zone – using colours you have wanted to try but never dared!
    This I would recommend for those that have already done a project like this!
    The reason: choosing colours alone is daunting, doing a crochet along which you have never done can add stress along with the colours! IF you really have to do it! Go for it! Pace yourself and be comfortable!

I have learned from experience – if you do not like your colours you will NOT be happy with your work! Something will always look wrong! If the colours make you happy, you will be happy and the squares will be happy, which will make for a happy project!

These are my colours!
I am making 2 blankets – so I have 2 colour combos each with 7 colours!

Colour Chart:

This is to help if you have less or more colours than what I am using:

I am using 7 colours in my design – below is the colours as they have been worked for the FIRST Square!
I am making TWO blankets – each with a 7 colour combo.
Write your colours next to mine and adjust as needed:

Want extra tips & tricks? Plus get each square pattern a WEEK earlier than anyone else?
Join my Patreon Mandala Devotee or Crochet Superfan Tier!

Join the Creative Crochet Workshop Facebook Group or/and Ravelry Group
Share your progress on Instagram

Video Tutorials will be available on my You Tube Channel – Subscribe to my You Tube Channel!

Want to purchase the yarn I use?
South Africa – check your local/online yarn store or click here to find a distributor.
International – check your local/online yarn store or click here to find a distributor.
Get it Online!

LIVE IN THE USA AND WANT TO USE THE YARN I USE?
GET 5% OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE FROM YARNIZED!
USING THIS COUPON CODE: CCWORKSHOP

Crochet A Block 2021 Guide and Color Tips | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #freecrochetalong #crochetblanket #crochetthrow #ccwcrochetablock2021

If you love this pattern I would greatly appreciate any and all Pins or Ravelry saves! It helps me out so much! Thank you for your support!

Copyright – please check out my FAQ page!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.