2018 CAL KAL Mish Mash

Jess and I have come up with a crochet/knit along for 2018! Here is the information:

CAL Host: Jessica http://crochetjessica.com and jessika on Ravelry
KAL Host: Hev http://tigerwhispers.com and Hev on ravelry

Hev will be our knitter and Jessica will be our crocheter. Each month 2 patterns will be released – 1 by Hev & 1 by Jessica. We will start off with easy/basic squares as an introduction to to knitting and crocheting. Each month the squares will get harder in skill. we want those not comfortable with knitting and/or crocheting to build up skill as time goes on. We will post links to YouTube or other places if we feel they are needed. If you need help post a comment on that months post. Your email is required to be able to post a comment but that is only to prove you are an actual person — it’s a spam prevention measure. We will NEVER use your email for anything unless we reply to you personally to your comment.

General Information:

Square size: 9 inch
Yarn: Worsted weight
Amount of yarn needed: We haven’t figured this out yet. We figure at least one 7oz skein of yarn per color you use. The less colors you use the more yarn you need of the colors you use.
# of colors needed: at least 1 – no more then 5.
Needle/Hooks: Will be decided by each pattern.
Gauge: Will be decided by each pattern.
Pattern file type: PDF downloadable from Ravelry. Possibly on Hev’s & Jessica’s sites.
Size of the finished blanket it hasn’t been decided yet although we know it will be 36 inches wide and 40 inches long (4 squares wide x 5 squares long).

Social Media Information

Instagram Hashtag: #mishmashkcal2018

Pattern Release Dates

We will be releasing patterns the Monday after the 1st day of each month. So if the 1st falls on a Monday the pattern will be released the following Monday. Here is a schedule of release dates. We do reserve the right not to release on those dates however.

  • Square 1 – February 5, 2018
  • Square 2 – March 5, 2018
  • Square 3 – April 2, 2018
  • Square 4 – May 7, 2018
  • Square 5 – June 4, 2018
  • Square 6 – July 2, 2018
  • Square 7 – August 6, 2018
  • Square 8 – September 3, 2018
  • Square 9 – October 8, 2018
  • Square 10 – November 5, 2018
  • Assembly & Border: December 3, 2018

Pineapple Blanket

**No one faint! I have actually typed up a blog post, lol**

Around the start of 2014 Jessica had a wonderful idea of doing a Crochet-A-Long with Grace & me. Even though I am not a huge fan of crochet I decided I would do it also. My original plan was just a small lap blanket for Brenda & would only need about six (6) squares. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. As I was working on it Brenda asked if I could make it bigger? I naturally said yes, how big did she want it? Queen size with overlap. Whoa! So I said sure & got to making my squares. I got 6 done, then did the math. I would need 36 squares! I just about flipped out cause I knew that this would take me forever to do but I said I would do it & continued to make squares. Now I can only crochet for a certain amount of time before it starts to drive me batty & I have to go back to my knitting. That is why it took me almost three (3) years to complete the blanket. It is completed now & it will take a lot of convincing to me to make another queen size crochet blanket. Brenda loves it so that makes it all good.

Project Info:

  • Name: Jessica’s CAL
  • Ravelry Link: http://ravel.me/hev/pa
  • Pattern Name & Link: Pineapple Afghan by Mary Conley {http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pineapple-afghan}
  • Date Started: April 1, 2014
  • Date Finished: Feburary 10, 2019
  • Hook: 4.5 mm (7)
  • Yarn used: 7,434 yards = 9 skeins
  • Yarn:
    • Yarn: Caron One Pound
    • How Much: 6 skeins = 4956.0 yards (4531.8 meters), 2718 grams
    • Colorway: Cream


    • Yarn: Caron One Pound
    • How Much: 3 skeins = 2478.0 yards (2265.9 meters), 1359 grams
    • Colorway: Deep Violet

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My beloved knitting. I am back for a bit. I forgot my hook at the office for the blanket so I casted on @crochetjessica baby blanket I a making for her. Tree of Life Baby Blanket. Yes, I knit while travelling in this farm worth the help of a head lamp out around the headrest of the passenger set on the car. #knittersofinstagram #knitting
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