Study of Ombre Summer CAL with The Crochet Crowd

Have you seen the upcoming new Yarnspirations Summer CAL hosted by The Crochet Crowd? It’s called The study of Ombre, which tells you how much fun you’re going to have playing with color gradients. It’s an afghan CAL. It all starts June 23, 2022. After seven weeks of crafting in community, you’ll have a beautiful ombre crochet blanket. Sign up to join in the fun.

Study of Ombre Summer CAL Intro Video

Watch the five minute video above to get all of the information and inspiration that you need in order to sign up for The Crochet Crowd’s summer stitch-along.

As you’ll learn from this video, this new CAL blanket was originally inspired by last year’s “study of geometry” blanket CAL. This version takes the rich texture of that design, combines it with a snowflake pattern that was never finished previously, and gives you the opportunity to play with a wide variety of different stitches as you work with ombre color.

Make sure that you watch all the way to the end of the video above. Towards the end, you’ll get the chance to see the different stitch patterns that you’ll work with in each week of the seven weeks of this summer CAL. It’s delightful to see all of that texture. It will be a lot of fun.

The Yarn

This summer CAL is designed for you to use Red Heart Super Saver Ombre. Working with this yarn, you’ll see that you have denser color in the center of the blanket, where we begin. Then as time goes on, you get more color changes on the external rounds, by nature of their length.

The CAL has two different yarn color designs. The first is a sunny summer design that combines yellow, green, and blue ombre yarn. It’s a perfect sunshine blanket for the summer.

However, if you want a darker tone, you can do that as well, and it works really well. You’ll use pink, purple, and grey ombre yarns to create this one.

Although, of course you could always go rogue and choose your own colors. If you do, you’ll want to get two balls each of three colors of the Red Heart Super Saver yarn. This design is fun because it uses the ombre yarn to create that gradient of color within each color hue but the blanket uses three different colors so there’s different sections of ombre as you go.

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What You Get When You Join This Free Summer CAL

The Yarnspirations CAL, hosted by The Crochet Crowd, is free to join. Just click this link and then enter your name and email information to sign up for the CAL. The CAL begins on June 23rd. Each week, you’ll receive:

  • The crochet pattern instructions for that week
  • A crochet diagram to assist you in better understanding the written instructions
  • Video tutorials to make sure that you’re able to complete the CAL.

This is a great summer project. It’s always fun to craft in community, so why not sign up and make this blanket at the same time as so many other crocheters?

study of ombre crochet blanket CAL

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