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Scrap-Along Felix Blanket: Introduction

I’ve been so energized and excited by the enthusiasm my c2c herringbone scrap blanket (Felix Blanket) has received so far – THANK YOU. I am finding myself with zero patience to finish the entire blanket before I release the pattern.

My thought is that since this is a scrap blanket and since for many of us, going yarn shopping looks very different right now, it would be fun to all stay home and work on a scrap project together! There is no need to order yarn or do anything special to prepare for this project. Just grab whatever you have in your stash and get to work.

If you love this idea, here are a few more details:
EDIT: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 (the final part) are all available now! I also have a post with tips and techniques, including videos.

  1. This will be really informal and somewhat of a fluid process which, I think is fitting for a scrap blanket. I don’t want to disappoint anyone and need to admit that upfront! My blanket is almost finished – I’m not sure if releasing the pattern early is a great idea or a terrible one, I’m hoping it’ll be great. I cannot definitively say when each portion of the pattern will be finished. I can say, however, that all portions of the pattern are almost ready and will be available reasonably soon.
  2. A little more about the blanket – it is fairly customizable. You will have some freedom to adjust the size to fit your needs. The colors are totally up to you! It would definitely look sharp with a repeating arrangement, but I think it totally works well with any and all random arrangements.
  3. It is worked using c2c (corner to corner) and each block of color is worked completely before you change to the next color. There is no carrying yarn, no bobbins and no stitching pieces together.
  4. If you’d rather have the pattern after it’s all finished or if you are finding this post after this experience has passed, I’ll make a post for the entire thing after I’m finished with my blanket and all the parts of the pattern are posted.
  5. As I’ve been working on my blanket, it is coming together in sections and that is how I’ve been writing the pattern – the right side, the middle and the left side. I anticipate there will be 3 parts with a week or two between each part. Bearing in mind what I said earlier, that could change a little.
  6. I will release the first part of the pattern on Wednesday the 3rd of June at 8:00 AM PST. This will hopefully give everyone a chance to sort through their scrap yarn and allow anyone who is not familiar with c2c to have an opportunity to review some tutorials and practice a swatch. It really is an easy stitch.
  7. I started a Facebook group and would LOVE for you to join. My vision is that we will be able to post progress pictures for everyone to enjoy, if anyone has questions, they could be answered there, we could keep each other accountable for weaving in our tails and connect over this project. Also, I will post there letting you all know when the next portion of the pattern is live – you can also subscribe to my blog or follow me on Facebook or Instagram for those updates if you prefer. I encourage you to join the group though if it sounds appealing to you!
  8. EDIT: I’ve also started a ravelry group! SheMakesCrochet Designs is another place to connect, ask questions and share pictures. We’d love to see you over there!

Supplies:

  • I used worsted weight yarn from my stash – 28 colors total! Many of my partial skeins are without labels, but it is mostly Loops & Threads Impeccable, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek, Vanna’s Choice and Big Twist. You may use whatever weight yarn you like and have available.
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook – you can change this to suit your yarn or preference.
  • Scissors
  • Needle for sewing down yarn tails

That’s it! Have fun digging through your stash. See you in the Facebook group; I’m excited to see what everyone makes.

You are free to share your finished work, to include selling your finished products, but please credit me – SheMakesCrochet – as the pattern designer. Please do not distribute this pattern or any portion of it, instead direct people to my blog. THANK YOU!

25 thoughts on “Scrap-Along Felix Blanket: Introduction

  1. Boy do I have scrap yarn! And I love c2c. This is perfect for the baby blankets for new babies at church. Putting this on my calendar.

  2. Can’t wait to start this!
    Can you tell us about how much yarn is used for each individual section? I’m thinking about trying to do lots of different scrap colors and I want to make sure I have enough for each little section so I don’t do a lot of frogging lol.

    1. Thank you! I’m excited about everyone getting started too. I can help a little with this. I measured 36 yards of yarn (worsted weight with a 4.5mm hook) used for the bigger blocks (the size you will make the most). Someone in the CAL Facebook group was kind enough to measure 36 yards of Red Heart yarn and she said 25 grams would be a good estimate. Of course we all have our own tension and some of the blocks – the smaller pieces at the top and bottom as well as the ones along the right and left edge – will use less. I can’t say how much less, though! I hope that helps.

      1. Oh gosh, I really can’t say. I’m sorry. I don’t have a method to measure very easily. 25 grams/36 yards is a good bet. I do think if you start with your bigger scraps you’ll start to get a feel for a better visual gauge, I wish I could help more.

    1. I had to get creative in a couple of ways to achieve the herringbone look and I’ll walk you through exactly what to do! It’s mostly straightforward c2c – so if you can do that, you will be able to make the herringbone design! Yes, it’s surprisingly easy.

      1. I cant wait to have a go. I have lots of one ball wool in bags. I do think it’s a lovely idea.
        I’m new to crochet and cant read patterns. I have learned to crochet myself through the internet. X

  3. I love this pattern I had just read your post about it being the top 5 fave patterns and the other 4 were not so didnt count lol I agree and I was just going to log into ravelry when this post appeared with the free pattern. Keep up the great work your doing.

  4. I don’t have a stash here at my daughters( her hubby said not alot of yarn here remind u I live here now and have my own room ) all my yarn is in PA can I use the 5colors I have from making a different afgan cause I have left over from that I want to try this I love all the pics I’ve seen I’m a little scared but I absolutely need to tryis there going to be a written pattern we will be able to buy cause I’m sure I get one done I do more I have 10grand children lol thank u much

    1. Yes!! You may use whatever colors you like and I think it will be beautiful with 5 colors.

      If you run into problems, you can always reach out to me and I will be happy to help. If you use Facebook, the group I set up has a few videos I did of some spots and there are a bunch of people working on it right now who have been very kind about offering help as well.

      I’m not sure if I will put together a pattern for sale, but I am considering making a blog post with all the parts in one place. Time will tell with that. I do plan to keep all the parts available for free on my blog so even if you decide to do it later, the pattern will be here!

  5. I can not find the videos for this beautiful design. You mentioned it’s under announcements but when I get on Facebook under your group I can’t find announcement. Thanks for your help

    1. So at the top of the page there is usually something to click on that says announcements. Otherwise, it is usually the very first post you see – if you look at the top right corner there will be something about “see all” click that and scroll to the video you need.

      If you still can’t find it, tag me in the group (because I don’t know and don’t want you to share your full name here) and the I’ll tag you in the post 🙂

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