Sunday, January 4, 2015

MOOD BLANKET 2015 ....

EDIT (1/14/2015): I've been asked if I'd be interested in hosting this as a CAL for 2015 ..... So here goes ladies(and gents) It's my first venture into the realms of this kind of thing (so please be patient with me)....

     SQUARE A DAY CAL 2015 !!!!

The year is still young, there's time to get caught up .... so grab your hooks, grab your yarn, choose your square pattern, and lets get hooking !!!

The idea will be to crochet a square a day ..... 
-You may decide to do a Mood Blanket, like I am. 
-You may decide to crochet a square that matches the sky for each day.
- You may want to just crochet a square in a color that takes your fancy on that specific day 
The possibilities are endless. The squares don't have to be made into a blanket ......
- Perhaps a scarf or cowl (just think ..... my January/February Cowl or Scarf)
- Anything you can make using crochet squares is a possibility.

From time to time, I'll have a few fun giveaways too, for our participants.

The idea will be for you to post on your blog, on the last day of each month, to share with us your progress, and show us what you've been up to that month.
So, come join in the fun ..... 
Email me ( with your info (Name, Blog Name), so that I can add you to the sidebar.
Then grab the badge, so that we can spread the word. If you know somebody, who you think would like to join in the fun, pass the info on ...... the more we have join, the more fun it'll be !!!

So lets get hooking !!!!

This concept took flight last year (well, it was the first time I'd ever heard of it) .... it's popularity has not waned, and there are hundreds of crocheters around the world, who have decided to take up their hooks and yarn this year, and create one of these beauties !!!!
I toyed with the idea of doing one last year, and decided against it. However this year, I'm up for the challenge. A square a day for 365 days of this year .... a gorgeous blanket to show for it on December 31st ... Ahh, I'm excited.

I've chose ten colors to match my most common moods (the white is my border and joining color), and I've chosen this SUNBURST GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN, to make my squares.
I've chosen to use Bernat Satin yarn with a 3.75mm hook ..... I've never used this yarn before, but there was a great selection of colors to choose from, and it's super soft and squishy. I'm three squares down so far, and it's not too bad to work with either.

I've only bought one ball of each, and I'll buy more as I need it. My hope is that I wont need to buy any more black and grey, and that I'll be back at Joann's to buy many more balls of pink, yellow and red !!!!
I chose to use Lucy's (Attic 24) JOIN AS YOU GO to join the squares. If I had to sit and join 365 squares at the end of this project, I can truthfully say, this blanket would remain a WIP. I really like the join as you go .... I can watch it grow !!!

2015 so far .....
The first square has a white center to signify January 1st .... When I look back, I'll know where the year begun.

I have twelve of these in my planner (I made my own planner this year ..... that'll be a post on it's own). I LOVE it .... I've been able to personalize it to me !!!
I found this free printable somewhere in the wonderful world of Google. Each evening, I decide which mood best describes my day, and I color that days square in .... that way if I fall behind, I know which colors to use to catch up.

I love the idea of having a project that will span this entire year. Each square only takes me about 15 minutes to make and join. It's a great way to unwind at the end of each day.
My plan is to give you an update at the end of each month. So stop by and visit with me, and together we can watch this beauty grow !!!!


  1. What a great project! I love that you can see daily progress. I can't wait to see your progress.