Saturday, January 2, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside CAL - Block #1

It's FREEZING outside AND I love Penguins! Thus, the Baby it's cold outside throw!
I hope you will join us in this CAL and share your progress HERE.

For this CAL you will need:
     * White (RHSS 1jumbo skein)
     * Black (RHSS 1.5 jumbo skeins)
     * Pumpkin (RHSS 1 skein)
     * One accent color of your choice **1.5 skeins RHSS**  (I will be making 2 of these blankets - the first of which I will be using Jade on (pictures above) and the second I will be using medium purple on)
     * Also, You will need some fabric. (Flannel is suggested) You wont know how much until your blanket is assemble as everyone's gauge and hook sizes will be different BUT if you take the assembled project with you to the fabric store you can get your fabric cut to fit your blanket (I always buy 2 yard so I have extra in case I decide to make a matching pillow!)

* I used a J hook but hook size is completely up to you!
** Finished size using the same hook and stitches as I did is approx. 45" x 60"
*** There will be 16 squares total and 1 wording banner that will run across the middle in the entire width of the blanket)

Stitch tutorials:
Foundation HDC video tutorial
Front Post Double Crochet video tutorial
Back Post Double Crochet video tutorial

I will be working my blanket in post stitches.
To begin your square: 

Row 1: Make 31 foundation HDC stitches in black, CH 1, and turn.
Row 2: 1 HDC in black, 30 FPDC in black, 1 HDC in the same stitch as the last FPDC, Chain 1 and turn. (row 1 of the graph)
Row 3: 1 HDC in black, 30 BPDC in black, 1 HDC in the same stitch as the last BPDC, Chain 1 and turn. (row 2 of the graph)
Row 4: - 31: Continue working your graph, alternating rows of FPDC an BPDC. Each row will start and end with a regular hdc
Row 32: sc in the first st, 30 FPHDC, 1 sc in the same stitch as the last BPDC.
Edge - CH 1, sc around your whole block; 3 sc in each corner!
Fasten off and weave in ends.


  1. I am so excited to start this. The penguin is so cute. Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks for excepting me into your group! I can't wait to start this cal! The penguin is adorable!!!

  3. I'm so glad you all like the blocks! <3

  4. I'm new to this. Does this kind of graph require bobbins like people use in c2c patterns?

    1. I don't use bobbins but lots of other people do!

  5. I JUST came across the photo of this square & would LOVE to join in on the CAL. Can anyone please inform me on where to look for ALL the needed information & where to sign up (even tho the CAL has already begun)???
    Thank you in advance!!!

    1. No need to sign up - just click the link in the post to share your progress and see what everyone else's blankets look like! :)