Mayan CAL 2017

Hi folks!

My CAL (Crochet-A-Long) project for 2017 began ended 12 December 2017.

Mayan Crochet Blanket pattern by Shelley Husband

2017 Mayan CAL

Inspired by the mystical geometry of the ancient Mayan people, this intricate blanket is an exploration of the Yucatan peninsula through crochet. The radiating lines of the central hexagon reflect the pyramids at Chichen Itza, while the surrounding shapes are reminiscent of the Mayan calendar. Enclosing it all are the rippling forms of the subtropical forest and the clear blue skies.

The blanket motif measures 20″ square. Four motifs will make a striking lap throw, six a blanket perfect for sharing and nine will make a spectacular blanket. This motif is equally beautiful made in one colour to show off the stitch work, or worked in multiple colours for a kaleidoscopic effect.

Any crocheter with basic skills will enjoy this free crochet-a-long adventure. If you can make a granny square, you can make the Mayan Crochet Blanket. I will be at your side every step of the way with step by step instructions and videos for each round of the pattern.

For complete details on the Crochet-A-Long, visit the Mayan CAL FAQ page and the Mayan CAL Yarn Requirements page.

Multi Mayan Crochet Blanket by Shelley Husband7

You’ll find all pattern parts linked to here.

Part 1 – 31 October 2017

Part 2 – 7 November 2017

Part 3 – 14 November 2017

Part 4 – 21 November 2017

Part 5 – 28 November 2017

Part 6 – 5 December 2017

Part 7 – Joining and Border 12 December 2017

If you’d rather the pattern in one document with the added bonus of charts, you can grab it right here right now for A$5.99 (this helps me keep on designing new things for you)

2017 CAL coming soon! by Shelley Husband

If you’d like to be notified when my next CAL starts in inbox, sign up to my newsletters and tick the Mayan CAL box.  If you already get my weekly newsletter or Siren’s Atlas emails, simply hit the update my preferences link at the bottom of any email and tick the CAL box. I’ll change the name to the 2018 CAL soon 🙂

Multi Mayan Crochet Blanket by Shelley Husband6

You can try out the pattern before committing to it with this mini taster pattern. It’s based on the centre of the CAL square so you can practice with yarns and hooks you might like to try for the Mayan Crochet Blanket. The pattern can be found here.

Mayan CAL mini taster pattern by Shelley Husband3

Please do let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.  There’s no such thing as a silly question, so please don’t be shy. If you are thinking it, chances are someone else is too.

As the CAL is now over, you can see all the pretties made here  :

I hope you enjoy making my Mayan Blanket and learn a bit a long the way too.

xx Shelley

17 thoughts on “Mayan CAL 2017

  1. Wayne Wiley

    I’m just now getting back in to crochet after years. My wife taught me when we were first married (49 years ago) and played with it for a while. I saw Mayan CAL and thought – what the heck – maybe I can learn something new. WOW!! Have I learned a lot new and am having a great time. Thanks for sharing. By the way, your videos for each part are fantastically easy to follow. Good job.


    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Thanks so much Wayne! I am so pleased you are enjoying it all, learning and finding it easy to follow. All the things I am for!

      Please share your finished Mayan with me – I’d love to see 🙂

  2. Kaz

    A little late on the bandwagon but I’m looking forward to trying this fabulous looking CAL out, can’t wait for my yarn to arrive 🙂

  3. Becca Makamson

    Found your ‘youtube’ channel whilst perusing for a new project and fell in love with your Mayan crochet blanket. I immediately subscribed to your channel and then proceeded to your website so I could follow your blog and signed up to receive your newsletter. You ‘totally get me’ with your style of crochet, in other words, your style is like mine. Absolutely love intricate stitches with a light, lacy feel. Thank you Shelly, keep up the awesome work. Becca


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