My CAL (Crochet-A-Long) project for 2017 began ended 12 December 2017.
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.
You’ll find all pattern parts linked to here.
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)
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 🙂
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.
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 :
- on Instagram and tag with #mayancal
- in my Facebook Group
- Ravelry projects and share in my Ravelry Group
I hope you enjoy making my Mayan Blanket and learn a bit a long the way too.