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Wanderlust CAL Week 8

Wanderlust CAL Week 9 – Let’s Get Leafy!

Good morning friends, and happy Friday!  Since it’s Friday, I though it was time for the Wanderlust CAL to get leafy!  Thats right, what kind of Wanderlust CAL would this be if we didn’t have an entire square devoted to a leaf?!

FYI

If you haven’t joined yet, there is still time!  Hop over to the original post for the details and check out the Wanderlust CAL week 1 – The Happy S’more here. I promise you won’t regret getting in on the fun!  Keep in mind, the Wanderlust CAL can be personalized.  You can decide to do each release and have a large blanket to snuggle under or you can just do some of the releases and make a lap blanket, baby blanket, or pillows!  You can also personalize each release with whatever colors suit your style… really, the possibilities are endless with this CAL.  I will be providing the colors I chose to use on my squares, but again, feel free to get creative and share!

Supplies Needed:

  • Red Heart Yarn– Medium Weight (4)
  • Colors for The Let’s Get Leafy
    • Warm Brown, Coffee, Spring Green, Tea Leaf, Gold
  • Hook Size:  G or H (I opted for H)
  • Yarn Clips
  • Scissors
  • Yarning Needle
  • Let’s Get Leafy

Stitch Options

  • Bobble (I am using the Bobble stitch for the Wanderlust CAL)
  • C2C
  • Mini C2C

Facebook

I have a private Facebook group(Wanderlust CAL) for everyone that would like to participate in the Wanderlust CAL.  So far it has been a blast seeing everyone’s progress and creativity.  Plus, its a great place to ask questions about the Wanderlust CAL.  I will also share my progress each week on my squares… theres nothing better than sharing a completed piece of a larger project.

Wanderlust CAL Schedule

Are Friday releases working for you?  It has been working really well for me and my schedule, but I thought I would check in with you to be sure this schedule is working.

Official Hashtag for sharing on Instagram:

#wanderlustcal and I would love for you to share your progress along the way as well as your finished piece(s).  Be sure to tag me (dreamsandcaffeine) so I can see your posts!  I really put a ton of heart into this project and I would love to see everyone’s creativity with each square release.

Blog Sign Up

I would recommend and appreciate you subscribing to my blog.  This will ensure you will not miss a release or any information regarding the Wanderlust CAL.  If you do subscribe, don’t forget the double opt in for signing up for the blog.  When you initially sign up, you will receive an email that you need to verify you do want to sign up for my blog.  Once you do that, you should receive my emails.  However, if you don’t see it in your inbox, be sure to check your junk mail.

Subscribe to Dreams and Caffeine

I am providing this as a FREE pattern for you to use.  You may sell any finished items made with this pattern, but I would love a link back to this post.  Please do not sell or repost this graph/pattern as your own and please do not use my pictures.  Thanks!

I will be doing the Wanderlust CAL along with you, which means I have not completed it ahead of you.  If you run into issues or have questions, please feel free to email me or post in the Wanderlust CAL Facebook group.  Please share and encourage anyone you know that enjoys crocheting to join us.  Everyone is rocking the Wanderlust CAL… keep up the great work!  Be sure to post to Instagram using #wanderlustcal.

Happy Friday!
Lisa

Wanderlust CAL Week 8 & The Bobble Stitch

Wanderlust CAL Week 8 – The Compass vs. The Evergreen Tree

The Compass vs. The Evergreen Tree… what will it be?!  I decided this week we needed to have some options, so what will you pick for this week’s Wanderlust CAL release?  Be sure to let me know in the comments below.  Personally, I am going with The Evergreen Tree!

FYI

If you haven’t joined yet, there is still time!  Hop over to the original post for the details and check out the Wanderlust CAL week 1 – The Happy S’more here. I promise you won’t regret getting in on the fun!  Keep in mind, the Wanderlust CAL can be personalized.  You can decide to do each release and have a large blanket to snuggle under or you can just do some of the releases and make a lap blanket, baby blanket, or pillows!  You can also personalize each release with whatever colors suit your style… really, the possibilities are endless with this CAL.  I will be providing the colors I chose to use on my squares, but again, feel free to get creative and share!

Supplies Needed:

  • Red Heart Yarn– Medium Weight (4)
  • Colors for The Compass
    • Grey Heather, Gold, Dusty Grey, Country Blue
  • Colors for The Evergreen Tree
    • Warm Brown, Green Tone, Coffee
  • Hook Size:  G or H (I opted for H)
  • Yarn Clips
  • Scissors
  • Yarning Needle
  • The Evergreen Tree
  • The Compass

Stitch Options

  • Bobble (I am using the Bobble stitch for the Wanderlust CAL)
  • C2C
  • Mini C2C

Let’s talk about stitch options.  As I’ve noted above and in previous Wanderlust CAL posts, I have opted to use the Bobble stitch for this project.  The bobble stitch is my absolute favorite stitch of all time.  It looks amazing in pretty much any color or fiber, every weight, and it adds just the right amount of squishiness to every stitch.  The other thing I absolutely love about the bobble stitch is that the bobble itself is beautiful, but the back side of the stitch is also pretty.  This allows both sides of your project to be awesome.

How to Bobble:

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull out of stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
    • (there will be 2 loops still on the hook)
  2. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull out of stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
    • (there will be 3 loops still on the hook)
  3. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull out of stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
    • (there will be 4 loops still on the hook)
  4. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull out of stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
    • (there will be 5 loops still on the hook)
  5. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull out of stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops
    • (there will be 6 loops still on the hook)
  6. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook
    • You have now completed your first bobble stitch… way to go!  

Here are a couple of notes about the bobble stitch that are very helpful:

  • The first bobble stitch at the beginning of the row will begin with a chain 3, which will count as one of the 6 loops on your hook
  • Each bobble stitch is followed by a single crochet
  • As you are bobbling, keep an eye on your bobble alignment, especially when you are first learning.  All bobble stitches should line up with each other… it is a very symmetrical stitch.

If you are interested in trying out the bobble stitch, head over to Michelle from Sea to Sky Design’s Blog.  She has an adorable project using the bobble stitch and it is FREE!  It is “Thats Amore Crochet Wall Hanging” and she has a great picture tutorial to accompany the pattern.

Facebook

I have a private Facebook group (Wanderlust CAL) for everyone that would like to participate in the Wanderlust CAL.  So far it has been a blast seeing everyone’s progress and creativity.  Plus, its a great place to ask questions about the Wanderlust CAL.  I will also share my progress each week on my squares… theres nothing better than sharing a completed piece of a larger project.

Wanderlust CAL Schedule

Are Friday releases working for you?  It has been working really well for me and my schedule, but I thought I would check in with you to be sure this schedule is working.

Official Hashtag for sharing on Instagram:

#wanderlustcal and I would love for you to share your progress along the way as well as your finished piece(s).  Be sure to tag me (dreamsandcaffeine) so I can see your posts!  I really put a ton of heart into this project and I would love to see everyone’s creativity with each square release.

Blog Sign Up

I would recommend and appreciate you subscribing to my blog.  This will ensure you will not miss a release or any information regarding the Wanderlust CAL.  If you do subscribe, don’t forget the double opt in for signing up for the blog.  When you initially sign up, you will receive an email that you need to verify you do want to sign up for my blog.  Once you do that, you should receive my emails.  However, if you don’t see it in your inbox, be sure to check your junk mail.

Subscribe to Dreams and Caffeine

I am providing this as a FREE pattern for you to use.  You may sell any finished items made with this pattern, but I would love a link back to this post.  Please do not sell or repost this graph/pattern as your own and please do not use my pictures.  Thanks!

I will be doing the Wanderlust CAL along with you, which means I have not completed it ahead of you.  If you run into issues or have questions, please feel free to email me or post in the Wanderlust CAL Facebook group.  Please share and encourage anyone you know that enjoys crocheting to join us.  Everyone is rocking the Wanderlust CAL… keep up the great work!  Be sure to post to Instagram using #wanderlustcal.

Happy Friday!
Lisa

Wanderlust CAL Week 7

Wanderlust CAL Week 7 – The Campfire

Can you believe we are already starting week 7 of the Wanderlust CAL?!  I cannot believe how fast time is flying by.  I figured it was time to introduce The Campfire square, because you can’t have s’mores without a nice hot campfire.  And who goes camping without enjoying s’mores???

FYI

If you haven’t joined yet, there is still time!  Hop over to the original post for the details and check out the Wanderlust CAL week 1 – The Happy S’more here. I promise you won’t regret getting in on the fun!  Keep in mind, the Wanderlust CAL can be personalized.  You can decide to do each release and have a large blanket to snuggle under or you can just do some of the releases and make a lap blanket, baby blanket, or pillows!  You can also personalize each release with whatever colors suit your style… really, the possibilities are endless with this CAL.  I will be providing the colors I chose to use on my squares, but again, feel free to get creative and share!

Supplies Needed:

  • Red Heart Yarn – Medium Weight (4)
  • Colors for the Campfire
    • Grey Heather, Cherry Red, Warm Brown, Bright Yellow, Tea Leaf, Pumpkin, Dusty Grey, Coffee
  • Hook Size:  G or H (I opted for H)
  • Yarn Clips
  • Scissors
  • Yarning Needle
  • The Campfire

Stitch Options

  • Bobble
  • C2C
  • Mini C2C

Facebook

I have a private Facebook group (Wanderlust CAL) for everyone that would like to participate in the Wanderlust CAL.  So far it has been a blast seeing everyone’s progress and creativity.  Plus, its a great place to ask questions about the Wanderlust CAL.  I will also share my progress each week on my squares… theres nothing better than sharing a completed piece of a larger project.

Wanderlust CAL Schedule

Are Friday releases working for you?  It has been working really well for me and my schedule, but I thought I would check in with you to be sure this schedule is working.

Official Hashtag for sharing on Instagram:

#wanderlustcal and I would love for you to share your progress along the way as well as your finished piece(s).  Be sure to tag me (dreamsandcaffeine) so I can see your posts!  I really put a ton of heart into this project and I would love to see everyone’s creativity with each square release.

Blog Sign Up

I would recommend and appreciate you subscribing to my blog.  This will ensure you will not miss a release or any information regarding the Wanderlust CAL.  If you do subscribe, don’t forget the double opt in for signing up for the blog.  When you initially sign up, you will receive an email that you need to verify you do want to sign up for my blog.  Once you do that, you should receive my emails.  However, if you don’t see it in your inbox, be sure to check your junk mail.

Subscribe to Dreams and Caffeine

I am providing this as a FREE pattern for you to use.  You may sell any finished items made with this pattern, but I would love a link back to this post.  Please do not sell or repost this graph/pattern as your own and please do not use my pictures.  Thanks!

I will be doing the Wanderlust CAL along with you, which means I have not completed it ahead of you.  If you run into issues or have questions, please feel free to email me or post in the Wanderlust CAL Facebook group.  Please share and encourage anyone you know that enjoys crocheting to join us.  Everyone is rocking the Wanderlust CAL… keep up the great work!  Be sure to post to Instagram using #wanderlustcal.

Happy Hooking,
Lisa

Wanderlust CAL Week 6

Wanderlust CAL Week 6 – Let There Be Light!

Let’s shine some light on week 6 of the Wanderlust CAL!  There is only one option this week, but its definitely one of my favorites.  This week’s release will be the Camping Lantern.  A long time ago my dad gave me a vintage red lantern (its rusted, chipped and amazing!), which is what inspired this square.  I love the color, and seriously; who goes camping without a lantern?!

Now I have a question for you.  Where is the most amazing place you have ever camped?

FYI

If you haven’t joined yet, there is still time!  Hop over to the original post for the details and check out the Wanderlust CAL week 1 – The Happy S’more here. I promise you won’t regret getting in on the fun!  Keep in mind, the Wanderlust CAL can be personalized.  You can decide to do each release and have a large blanket to snuggle under or you can just do some of the releases and make a lap blanket, baby blanket, or pillows!  You can also personalize each release with whatever colors suit your style… really, the possibilities are endless with this CAL.  I will be providing the colors I chose to use on my squares, but again, feel free to get creative and share!

Supplies Needed:

  • Red Heart Yarn – Medium Weight (4)
  • Colors for the Camping Lantern
    • Grey Heather, Cherry Red, Coffee, Bright Yellow, Light Blue
  • Hook Size:  G or H (I opted for H)
  • Yarn Clips
  • Scissors
  • Yarning Needle
  • Red Lantern Chart

Stitch Options

  • Bobble
  • C2C
  • Mini C2C

Facebook

I have a private Facebook group (Wanderlust CAL) for everyone that would like to participate in the Wanderlust CAL.  So far it has been a blast seeing everyone’s progress and creativity.  Plus, its a great place to ask questions about the Wanderlust CAL.  I will also share my progress each week on my squares… theres nothing better than sharing a completed piece of a larger project.

Wanderlust CAL Schedule

Are Friday releases working for you?  It has been working really well for me and my schedule, but I thought I would check in with you to be sure this schedule is working.

Official Hashtag for sharing on Instagram:

#wanderlustcal and I would love for you to share your progress along the way as well as your finished piece(s).  Be sure to tag me (dreamsandcaffeine) so I can see your posts!  I really put a ton of heart into this project and I would love to see everyone’s creativity with each square release.

Blog Sign Up

I would recommend and appreciate you subscribing to my blog.  This will ensure you will not miss a release or any information regarding the Wanderlust CAL.  If you do subscribe, don’t forget the double opt in for signing up for the blog.  When you initially sign up, you will receive an email that you need to verify you do want to sign up for my blog.  Once you do that, you should receive my emails.  However, if you don’t see it in your inbox, be sure to check your junk mail.

Subscribe to Dreams and Caffeine

I am providing this as a FREE pattern for you to use.  You may sell any finished items made with this pattern, but I would love a link back to this post.  Please do not sell or repost this graph/pattern as your own and please do not use my pictures.  Thanks!

I will be doing the Wanderlust CAL along with you, which means I have not completed it ahead of you.  If you run into issues or have questions, please feel free to email me or post in the Wanderlust CAL Facebook group.  Please share and encourage anyone you know that enjoys crocheting to join us.  Everyone is rocking the Wanderlust CAL… keep up the great work!  Be sure to post to Instagram using #wanderlustcal.

Happy Hooking,
Lisa