Category Archives: BAWJ2019

#BAWJ2019 Week 23

Encompass Me by Heather Gibbs

Welcome to Week 23 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we have a fun and well-designed block by Heather C. Gibbs of the Keep Calm and Crochet On UK blog called Encompass Me Afghan Block.  Heather is an experienced designer and has a fun and informative blog.  I love the name! (Encompass Me is free on the blog and available on Ravelry for a nominal fee.)  Some other popular designs you must check out are Moroccan Tiles Afghan Block and Bavarian Beauty Block.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

BAWJ2019 Week 22

Aurora by Vanessa Phillips

Welcome to Week 22 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we feature Aurora, a free afghan block from Vanessa Phillips of Hooked on Sunshine fame.  Vanessa is based in South Africa and has designed many of the big gorgeous crocheted blanket CALs of the past few years such as Atlanticus and  Lilliana.  You can find more of her work on her website, Hooked on Sunshine and her Facebook group.  Aurora is an easy and straightforward design.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 21

Sydney by Shelley Husband

Welcome to Week 21 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I am excited to feature the work of a crochet artist who specializes in afghan squares, Shelley Husband of spincushions.com.  Shelley has provided Sydney Afghan Square for us, and it is a lovely addition to our collection.  Shelley has a recent book of granny squares which is a must-see, called Granny Square Flair, which is widely available.  Some other favorites from Shelly are the GREG Mystery Afghan, and the Mayan Blanket.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 20

BAW Dream Square by Ineke Mooijenkind

Welcome to Week 20 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I am excited to feature the work of an inventive crochet artist from the Netherlands, Ineke Mooijenkind, called BAW Dream Square.  Ineke will release the pattern on Monday morning in her Ravelry Designer Store; please allow for time differences.  This block is beautiful and well-written and will excite you with some new techniques!  I had never tried the folding stitch and it makes quite a stunning effect. Ineke has other beautiful patterns available on Ravelry such as Something Magic and Angel Wings.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 19

Hayton Block by Melissa Green

Welcome to Week 19 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along. Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group. Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I picked a personal favorite by a favorite designer, Hayton Block by Melissa Green. Melissa will be back in the CAL later in the year with a new design, and I’m really looking forward to that, but I had an opening this week and love this Block! To keep in line with the stitch counts for this CAL, I substituted (dc, ch-1, dc) for the corners on the final round. Melissa is a prolific designer, and all her patterns can be found in her Ravelry store. Be sure to check out Veronica’s Rose and Cocoa Puff.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 18

Simbelmyne by Polly Plum

Welcome to Week 18 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along. Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group. Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I picked a personal favorite by a favorite designer, Simbelmyne by Polly Plum.  Polly Plum is a star in the afghan block world (yes, it’s a world) and is inventive, exacting, and writes just a perfect pattern. Simbelmyne caught my eye with its intriguing color changes in the original, but when I went to work it in my two-toned plan, I found that it is a fast and easy pattern that you will whip up in no time!  Great beginner project if you want to get some friends hooked on crochet! See all of Polly Plum’s work in her Ravelry Store, and follow her blog, Every Trick on the Hook.  Some of my other PP favorites are Ilsa and A Day at the Grand Bazaar.  Polly will be back in the CAL later in the year with an new design, and I’m really looking forward to that!

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet?  Only a few left– my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

BAWJ2019 Week 17

Fantastic! Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

Welcome to Week 17 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along. Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group. Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I dipped into the archives to re-feature one of my own designs, a fun and straightforward block called Fantastic!  I thought it looked like a round fan so I named it Fantastic.  I tried it in two colors for a change, and added a final round of dc. This block was a part of It’s All in a Nutshell’s Nuts about Squares project, and Esther made a video!  So you should have no trouble at all with this week’s block.  🙂

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet?  Mailing out almost every day – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 – Week 16

Finding Balance by Rhondda Mol

Finding Balance Square from Oombawka Designs

Welcome to Week 16 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group. Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I am featuring a unique design by Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design called Finding Balance Square.  Once you master the first few rounds you will have smooth sailing and a lovely result. Rhondda is a prolific designer and blogger and you can always depend on her for new ideas in crochet, as well as perfect basic patterns.  If I need a quick hat I know where to go, and for an additional afghan block look at Persephone’s Garden at Night  and Reverie Afghan Square.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet?  Mailing out almost every day – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 – Week 15

Lemon Zinger Square by Mary Beth Temple

Welcome to Week 15 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along. Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group . Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I have the pleasure of featuring a design by a very experienced and prolific crochet designer, Mary Beth Temple of Hooked for Life Publishing.  Mary Beth has over 350 published designs and joins us this week with a new square she designed just for our CAL, called Lemon Zinger Afghan Square. It is a pretty floral with some interesting techniques and will make a lovely addition to our blanket. Mary Beth has designed such standouts as One Step at a Time Shawl and Halstead, and has written numerous books and magazine articles about our craft.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet?  Mailing out almost every day – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 – Week 14

Ariane by Diana Krenz

Welcome to Week 14 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.   I am pleased to see so many of you chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group. Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I am featuring Ariane by Diana Krenz.  Diana is known as Koernerklaus Designs on Ravelry – I have been seeing her designs all over the place and her talent is undeniable.  Diana has been crocheting for over 35 years and only recently started self-publishing but has a loyal following already and some amazing designs such as Athlene and Hestia.  I can see the hard work Diana puts into her patterns and they are fully tested.  Give Ariane a try – it is the type of block that looks so different depending on color arrangements.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet?  Mailing out almost every day – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.#